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Emporia, Virginia

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The location of Emporia

Welcome to Emporia ...

The location of Emporia has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

When the people of Emporia refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Emporian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Emporia has a population of 5,121 people<3> (see below for details).

The city of Emporia is 110 feet [34 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Emporia lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Emporia had a population of 5,927 people.

The population of Emporia represents 0.07% of the population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 58th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,927 people, the population of Emporia increased 4.62% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 5,665 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Emporia had an population of 5,121 people. This is a decrease of 13.6% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.6% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Emporia.

Communities Also Named Emporia ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Emporia - they are located in Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Emporia.

Websites for Emporia ...

Official Website:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Emporia. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Emporia. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Emporia. Our list includes 4 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Emporia:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Emporia ...

Looking for more information about Emporia? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Emporia, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Emporia.

Communities near Emporia ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Roanoke Rapids   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the South (S) of Emporia

Located in Halifax County (NC)

Weldon   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the South (S) of Emporia

Located in Halifax County (NC)

Lawrenceville   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the West (W) of Emporia

Located in Brunswick County

Gaston   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the Southwest (SW) of Emporia

Located in Northampton County (NC)

Garysburg   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the South (S) of Emporia

Located in Northampton County (NC)

Jarratt   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the Northeast (NE) of Emporia

Located in Greensville County

Seaboard   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the Southeast (SE) of Emporia

Located in Northampton County (NC)

Stony Creek   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the Northeast (NE) of Emporia

Located in Sussex County

Capron   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the East (E) of Emporia

Located in Southampton County

Branchville   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the Southeast (SE) of Emporia

Located in Southampton County

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Emporia.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Emporia refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Emporia may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Emporia.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Emporia - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Emporia) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Emporia. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Emporia

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Emporia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.6860, Longitude: -77.5425     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Emporia have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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