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Scottsburg, Virginia
Location of Scottsburg, Virginia
Location of Scottsburg, Virginia
Country United States
State Virginia
County Halifax
Area
 • Total 0.74 sq mi (1.93 km2)
 • Land 0.74 sq mi (1.92 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
374 ft (114 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 119
 • Estimate 
(2019)
128
 • Density 172.97/sq mi (66.77/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
24589
Area code(s) 434
FIPS code 51-70752
GNIS feature ID 1474116

Scottsburg is a town in Halifax County, Virginia, United States. The population was 119 at the 2010 census, down from 145 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Scottsburg is located at 36°45′36″N 78°47′26″W / 36.76000°N 78.79056°W / 36.76000; -78.79056 (36.759890, -78.790515).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.9 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 87
1890 297 241.4%
1930 225
1940 239 6.2%
1950 222 −7.1%
1960 188 −15.3%
1970 157 −16.5%
1980 335 113.4%
1990 152 −54.6%
2000 145 −4.6%
2010 119 −17.9%
Est. 2019 128 7.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

At the 2000 census there were 145 people, 56 households, and 39 families living in the town. The population density was 196.0 people per square mile (75.7/km²). There were 64 housing units at an average density of 86.5 per square mile (33.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 80.69% White, 16.55% African American, 2.76% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.21%.

Of the 56 households 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.8% were married couples living together, 17.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% were non-families. 26.8% of households were one person and 10.7% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.13.

The age distribution was 30.3% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% 65 or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 88.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.0 males.

The median household income was $28,750 and the median family income was $25,938. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $24,583 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,289. There were 13.3% of families and 10.7% of the population living below the poverty line, including 8.9% of under eighteens and 19.0% of those over 64.

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