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Duffield, Virginia
Welcome sign in Duffield
Welcome sign in Duffield
Location of Duffield, Virginia
Location of Duffield, Virginia
Country United States
State Virginia
County Scott
Area
 • Total 0.61 sq mi (1.59 km2)
 • Land 0.61 sq mi (1.59 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,437 ft (438 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 73
 • Density 119.7/sq mi (45.9/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
24244
Area code(s) 276
FIPS code 51-23680
GNIS feature ID 1483156

Duffield is a town in Scott County, Virginia, United States. The population was 73 at the 2020 census. It is part of the KingsportBristol (TN)Bristol (VA) Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is a component of the Johnson City–Kingsport–Bristol, TN-VA Combined Statistical Area – commonly known as the "Tri-Cities" region.

Geography

Duffield is located at 36°43′11″N 82°47′51″W / 36.71972°N 82.79750°W / 36.71972; -82.79750 (36.719642, -82.797393).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 98
1910 122 24.5%
1920 120 −1.6%
1930 170 41.7%
1940 83 −51.2%
1950 176 112.0%
1960 97 −44.9%
1970 63 −35.1%
1980 148 134.9%
1990 54 −63.5%
2000 62 14.8%
2010 91 46.8%
U.S. Decennial Census 2020

At the 2000 census there were 62 people, 25 households, and 20 families living in the town. The population density was 107.6 people per square mile (41.3/km2). There were 30 housing units at an average density of 52.1 per square mile (20.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 100.00% White. Of the 25 households 24.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.0% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.0% were non-families. 20.0% of households were one person and 8.0% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.85.

The age distribution was 21.0% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 35.5% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% 65 or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 82.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.5 males.

The median household income was $27,500 and the median family income was $29,375. Males had a median income of $29,000 versus $15,938 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,046. There were no families and 6.3% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 33.3% of those over 64.

Points of interest

Located between Duffield and Pattonsville, on U.S. Route 421, is the gravesite of Ross Carter, a paratrooper from World War II, who wrote Those Devils in Baggy Pants, a story about the 82nd Airborne during World War II. There are many Civil War-era homes in the Duffield area.

The town is situated at the southern edge of the Jefferson National Forest and approximately two miles west of Natural Tunnel State Park. Natural Tunnel, called the "Eighth Wonder of the World" by William Jennings Bryan, has been attracting sightseers for more than 100 years.

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