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Appomattox County, Virginia
Map of Virginia highlighting Appomattox County
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Virginia
Virginia's location in the U.S.
Seat Appomattox
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

334 sq mi (865 km²)

1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.31%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

13,705
41/sq mi (16/km²)
Founded 1845
Website www.appomattoxcountyva.gov

Appomattox County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the population was 13,705. Its county seat is Appomattox[1]. For a long time, Appomattox was a prohibition or dry county. However, a law has recently been passed to permit the sale of alcohol.

Appomattox County is part of the Lynchburg Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

Appomattox County was formed in 1845 from Buckingham, Prince Edward, Campbell and Charlotte Counties. In 1848, another part of Campbell County was added. It was named for the Appomattox River. On April 9, 1865, Confederate General Robert E. Lee met with Union General Ulysses S. Grant at the village of Appomattox Court House. The surrender of Lee took place at the McLean House, home of Wilmer McLean.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 335 square miles (867 km²), of which, 334 square miles (864 km²) of it is land and 1 square miles (3 km²) of it is water. The total area is 0.31% water.

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Demographics

Appomattox County is located in the gently rolling hills of the piedmont region of Virginia.

As of the census[2] of 2000, there are 13,705 people, 5,322 households, and 4,012 families residing in the county. The population density is 41 people per square mile (16/km²). There are 5,828 housing units at an average density of 18 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county is 75.94% White, 22.91% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races. 0.47% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 5,322 households out of which 32.20% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.70% are married couples living together, 11.50% have a female householder with no husband present, and 24.60% are non-families. 21.30% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.00% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.55 and the average family size is 2.94.

In the county, the population is spread out with 24.70% under the age of 18, 7.10% from 18 to 24, 27.80% from 25 to 44, 25.60% from 45 to 64, and 14.80% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 94.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $36,507, and the median income for a family is $41,563. Males have a median income of $31,428 versus $21,367 for females. The per capita income for the county is $18,086. 11.40% of the population and 8.70% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 14.10% of those under the age of 18 and 21.50% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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Appomattox County, Virginia
Map
File:Map of Virginia highlighting Appomattox County.png
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the USA highlighting Virginia
Virginia's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1845
Seat Appomattox
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

864 km² (334 mi²)
 sq mi ( km²)
3 km² (1 mi²), 0.31%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

13,705
16/km² 
Website: www.appomattox.com

Appomattox County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, "Commonwealth" — of Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the population was 13,705. Its county seat is Appomattox6. For a long time, Appomattox was a prohibition or dry county. However, a law has recently been passed to permit the sale of alcohol.

Contents

History

Appomattox County was formed in 1845 from Buckingham, Prince Edward, Campbell and Charlotte Counties. In 1848, another part of Campbell County was added. It was named for the Appomattox River. On April 9, 1865, Confederate General Robert E. Lee met with Union General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House. The surrender of Lee took place at the McLean House, home of Wilmer McLean.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 867 km² (335 mi²). 864 km² (334 mi²) of it is land and 3 km² (1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.31% water.

Demographics

Appomattox County is located in the gently rolling hills of the piedmont region of Virginia.

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 13,705 people, 5,322 households, and 4,012 families residing in the county. The population density is 16/km² (41/mi²). There are 5,828 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (18/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 75.94% White, 22.91% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races. 0.47% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 5,322 households out of which 32.20% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.70% are married couples living together, 11.50% have a female householder with no husband present, and 24.60% are non-families. 21.30% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.00% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.55 and the average family size is 2.94.

In the county, the population is spread out with 24.70% under the age of 18, 7.10% from 18 to 24, 27.80% from 25 to 44, 25.60% from 45 to 64, and 14.80% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 94.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $36,507, and the median income for a family is $41,563. Males have a median income of $31,428 versus $21,367 for females. The per capita income for the county is $18,086. 11.40% of the population and 8.70% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 14.10% of those under the age of 18 and 21.50% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Towns

Coordinates: 37°22′N 78°49′W / 37.37, -78.81

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