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

569 sq mi (1,474 km²)

3 sq mi (8 km²), 0.57%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

18,419
34/sq mi (13/km²)
Founded 1720
Website www.brunswickco.com
Brunswick County native Andrew J. Winn, 42nd Virginia Infantry, Confederate States of America. Died at Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse, May 1864

Brunswick County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the population was 18,419. Its county seat is Lawrenceville[1].

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History

The first English settlers in Brunswick county swarmed into the lands near Fort Christanna during its 4 years of operation (1714-1718). Brunswick County was established in 1720 from Prince George County. In 1732 the county received more land from parts of Surry and Isle of Wight counties. The county is named for the former Duchy of Brunswick-Lunenburg in Germany, because one of the titles also carried by Britain's Hanoverian kings was Duke of Brunswick-Lunenburg. Brunswick County is bisected by Interstate 85, U.S. 1 and U.S. Highway 58, and is mostly rural with an economy based on lumber, tobacco, and other farm crops. Cotton is grown in the far south. The county contains the small Saint Paul's College, Virginia, as well as a campus of Southside Virginia Community College. Fort Pickett Army National Guard base is partly in the County.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 569 square miles (1,475 km²), of which, 566 square miles (1,466 km²) of it is land and 3 square miles (8 km²) of it (0.57%) is water.

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Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 18,419 people, 6,277 households, and 4,312 families residing in the county. The population density was 32 people per square mile (13/km²). There were 7,541 housing units at an average density of 13 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 41.99% White, 56.85% Black or African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 0.51% from two or more races. 1.25% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,277 households out of which 27.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.90% were married couples living together, 16.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.30% were non-families. 27.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county, the population was spread out with 20.50% under the age of 18, 9.90% from 18 to 24, 30.70% from 25 to 44, 24.40% from 45 to 64, and 14.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 113.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 115.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,288, and the median income for a family was $38,354. Males had a median income of $26,924 versus $20,550 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,890. About 13.20% of families and 16.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.10% of those under age 18 and 19.50% of those age 65 or over.

Towns

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

External links

Coordinates: 36°46′N 77°52′W / 36.76°N 77.86°W / 36.76; -77.86


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Brunswick County, Virginia
Seal of Brunswick County, Virginia
Map
File:Map of Virginia highlighting Brunswick County.png
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the USA highlighting Virginia
Virginia's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1720
Seat Lawrenceville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,475 km² (569 mi²)
 sq mi ( km²)
8 km² (3 mi²), 0.57%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

18,419
13/km² 
Website: http://www.brunswickco.com

Brunswick County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, "Commonwealth" — of Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the population was 18,419. Its county seat is Lawrenceville6.

Contents

History

Brunswick County was established in 1720 from Prince George County. In 1732 the county received more land from parts of Surry and Isle of Wight counties. The county is named for the former Duchy of Brunswick-Lunenburg in Germany, because one of the titles also carried by Britain's Hanoverian kings was Duke of Brunswick-Lunenburg. Brunswick County is bisected by Interstate 85, U.S. Route 1 and U.S. Highway 58, and is mostly rural with an economy based on lumber, tobacco, and other farm crops. Cotton is grown in the far south. The county contains the small Saint Paul's College as well as a campus of Southside Virginia Community College. Fort Pickett Army National Guard base is partly in the County.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,475 km² (569 mi²). 1,466 km² (566 mi²) of it is land and 8 km² (3 mi²) of it (0.57%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 18,419 people, 6,277 households, and 4,312 families residing in the county. The population density was 13/km² (32/mi²). There were 7,541 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (13/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 41.99% White, 56.85% Black or African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 0.51% from two or more races. 1.25% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,277 households out of which 27.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.90% were married couples living together, 16.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.30% were non-families. 27.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county, the population was spread out with 20.50% under the age of 18, 9.90% from 18 to 24, 30.70% from 25 to 44, 24.40% from 45 to 64, and 14.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 113.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 115.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,288, and the median income for a family was $38,354. Males had a median income of $26,924 versus $20,550 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,890. About 13.20% of families and 16.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.10% of those under age 18 and 19.50% of those age 65 or over.

Towns

Notable residents

References

  1. ^ (1963) Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who. 

External links

Coordinates: 36°46′N 77°52′W / 36.76, -77.86

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