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

476 sq mi (1,233 km²)

1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.27%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

29,245
62/sq mi (24/km²)
Founded 1842
Website www.carrollcountyva.org

Carroll County is a county located in the southwestern part of the U.S. state of Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the population was 29,245. Its county seat is Hillsville[1].

Contents

History

Carroll County was established in 1842 from Grayson County. The county is named for Charles Carroll, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, from Maryland. Part of Patrick County was added later.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 478 square miles (1,237 km²), of which, 476 square miles (1,234 km²) of it is land and 1 square miles (3 km²) of it (0.27%) is water.

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Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 29,245 people, 12,186 households, and 8,786 families residing in the county. The population density was 61 people per square mile (24/km²). There were 14,680 housing units at an average density of 31 per square mile (12/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.97% White, 0.44% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.82% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. 1.64% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 12,186 households out of which 27.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.70% were married couples living together, 8.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.90% were non-families. 25.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the county, the population was spread out with 21.10% under the age of 18, 7.20% from 18 to 24, 28.00% from 25 to 44, 26.70% from 45 to 64, and 17.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 97.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,597, and the median income for a family was $36,755. Males had a median income of $25,907 versus $19,697 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,475. About 8.70% of families and 12.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.70% of those under age 18 and 14.10% of those age 65 or over.

Towns

Education

Public High Schools

Carroll County High School, in Hillsville, serves the county. Home of the Cavaliers, CCHS is a 10-12 comprehensive high school.

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°44′N 80°44′W / 36.73°N 80.73°W / 36.73; -80.73


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Carroll County, Virginia
Seal of Carroll County, Virginia
Map
File:Map of Virginia highlighting Carroll County.png
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the USA highlighting Virginia
Virginia's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1842
Seat Hillsville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,234 km² (476 mi²)
 sq mi ( km²)
3 km² (1 mi²), 0.27%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

29,245
24/km² 
Website: http://www.carrollcountyva.org/

Carroll County is a county located in the southwestern part of the U.S. state — officially, "Commonwealth" — of Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the population was 29,245. Its county seat is Hillsville6.

Contents

History

Carroll County was established in 1842 from Grayson County. The county is named for Charles Carroll, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, from Maryland. Part of Patrick County was added later.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,237 km² (478 mi²). 1,234 km² (476 mi²) of it is land and 3 km² (1 mi²) of it (0.27%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 29,245 people, 12,186 households, and 8,786 families residing in the county. The population density was 24/km² (61/mi²). There were 14,680 housing units at an average density of 12/km² (31/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.97% White, 0.44% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.82% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. 1.64% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 12,186 households out of which 27.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.70% were married couples living together, 8.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.90% were non-families. 25.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the county, the population was spread out with 21.10% under the age of 18, 7.20% from 18 to 24, 28.00% from 25 to 44, 26.70% from 45 to 64, and 17.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 97.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,597, and the median income for a family was $36,755. Males had a median income of $25,907 versus $19,697 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,475. About 8.70% of families and 12.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.70% of those under age 18 and 14.10% of those age 65 or over.

Towns

Education

Public High Schools

Carroll County High School, in Hillsville, serves the county. Home of the Cavaliers, CCHS is a 10-12 comprehensive high school.

External links

Coordinates: 36°44′N 80°44′W / 36.73, -80.73

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