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Welcome to Emporia ...

When the people of Emporia refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Emporian<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Emporia has a population of 5,409 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Emporia.

The city of Emporia is 110 feet [34 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The ZIP code for Emporia: 23847<4>

Websites for Emporia ...

Official Website: www.ci.emporia.va.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Emporia had an population of 5,409 people. This is a decrease of 8.74% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.52% since the 2000 Census).

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 (which had a count of 5,665 people).

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.

Communities near Emporia ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Emporia.

  • Roanoke Rapids [Halifax County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roanoke Rapids
    • Roanoke Rapids [Halifax County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Emporia
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,186 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roanoke Rapids
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roanoke Rapids<6>
  • Weldon [Halifax County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weldon
    • Weldon [Halifax County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Emporia
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,456 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weldon have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weldon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weldon<6>
  • Gaston [Northampton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gaston
    • Gaston [Northampton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Emporia
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,022 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gaston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gaston<6>
  • Lawrenceville [Brunswick County]
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    • Lawrenceville [Brunswick County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Emporia
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,003 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawrenceville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lawrenceville<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Garysburg [Northampton County]
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      • Garysburg [Northampton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Emporia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 913 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garysburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garysburg<6>
    • Jarratt [Greensville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jarratt
      • Jarratt [Greensville County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Emporia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 553 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jarratt
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jarratt<6>
    • Seaboard [Northampton County]
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      • Seaboard [Northampton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Emporia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 541 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seaboard have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seaboard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seaboard<6>
    • Stony Creek [Sussex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stony Creek
      • Stony Creek [Sussex County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Emporia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 173 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stony Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stony Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stony Creek<6>
    • Capron [Southampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Capron
      • Capron [Southampton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Emporia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 153 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Capron
    • Branchville [Southampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Branchville
      • Branchville [Southampton County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Emporia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 115 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Branchville

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Emporia. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Emporia.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Emporia.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Emporia. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers 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.

Adding Emporia to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Emporia in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Emporia was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Emporia on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Virginia (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Emporia on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Emporia: www.ci.emporia.va.us/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Emporia.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Emporia - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Emporia). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Emporia or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from EmporiaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Emporia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.6860, Longitude: -77.5428    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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