Halifax County, Virginia facts for kids
|Halifax County, Virginia|
Location in the state of Virginia
Virginia's location in the U.S.
|Largest town||South Boston|
830 sq mi (2,150 km²)
818 sq mi (2,119 km²)
12 sq mi (31 km²), 1.4%
42/sq mi (16/km²)
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
|Named for: George Montague-Dunk, 2nd Earl of Halifax|
Occupied by varying cultures of indigenous peoples for thousands of years, in historic times English colonists encountered Siouan-speaking Native Americans. Halifax County was established in 1752 by English colonists from Lunenburg County. The county was named for George Montague-Dunk, 2nd Earl of Halifax.
Through the 1990 Census, the City of South Boston in Halifax County was a separate county. South Boston became a town again and rejoined Halifax County on July 1, 1995.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 830 square miles (2,100 km2), of which 818 square miles (2,120 km2) is land and 12 square miles (31 km2) (1.4%) is water.
- Campbell County - northwest
- Charlotte County - northeast
- Mecklenburg County - east
- Granville County, North Carolina - southeast
- Person County, North Carolina - south
- Caswell County, North Carolina - southwest
- Pittsylvania County - west
- US 15
- US 58
- US 360
- US 501
- SR 34
- SR 40
- SR 49
- SR 92
- SR 96
- SR 129
- SR 304
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census of 2000, there were 37,355 people, 15,018 households, and 10,512 families residing in the county. The population density was 46 people per square mile (18/km²). There were 16,953 housing units at an average density of 21 per square mile (8/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 60.32% White, 38.02% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.44% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. 1.23% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 15,018 households out of which 28.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.20% were married couples living together, 14.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.00% were non-families. 27.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.94.
In the county, the population was spread out with 23.40% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 26.40% from 25 to 44, 26.30% from 45 to 64, and 17.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 90.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.70 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $29,929, and the median income for a family was $37,845. Males had a median income of $27,498 versus $20,684 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,353. About 11.50% of families and 15.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.90% of those under age 18 and 19.60% of those age 65 or over.
Other unincorporated communities
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