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

286 sq mi (741 km²)

28 sq mi (73 km²), 9.84%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

9,989
39/sq mi (15/km²)
Founded 1692
Website www.essex-virginia.org

Essex County is a county located in the Middle Peninsula in the U.S. state of Virginia. As of 2000, the population was 9,989. Its county seat is Tappahannock[1].

Contents

History

Essex County was established in 1692 from Rappahannock County. The county is named for either the shire or county in England, or for the Earl of Essex.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 286 square miles (740 km²), of which, 258 square miles (668 km²) of it is land and 28 square miles (73 km²) of it (9.84%) is water.

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Adjacent Counties

National protected area

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 9,989 people, 3,995 households, and 2,740 families residing in the county. The population density was 39 people per square mile (15/km²). There were 4,926 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 57.96% White, 39.04% Black or African American, 0.55% Native American, 0.81% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.32% from other races, and 1.28% from two or more races. 0.72% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,995 households out of which 28.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.70% were married couples living together, 14.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.40% were non-families. 26.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the county, the population was spread out with 22.90% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 27.00% from 25 to 44, 25.70% from 45 to 64, and 17.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 89.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $37,395, and the median income for a family was $43,588. Males had a median income of $29,736 versus $22,253 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,994. About 7.70% of families and 11.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.80% of those under age 18 and 11.80% of those age 65 or over.

Incorporated Communities

Unincorporated Communities

Education

Essex County Public Schools (ECPS) is a public schools system for Essex County, Virginia, United States.[3]

Noted Residents

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.  
  3. ^ http://www.essex.k12.va.us Essex

External links

Coordinates: 37°56′N 76°57′W / 37.94°N 76.95°W / 37.94; -76.95


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Essex County, Virginia
Seal of Essex County, Virginia
Map
File:Map of Virginia highlighting Essex County.png
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the USA highlighting Virginia
Virginia's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1692
Seat Tappahannock
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

740 km² (286 mi²)
 sq mi ( km²)
73 km² (28 mi²), 9.84%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

9,989
15/km² 
Website: www.essex-virginia.org

Essex County is a county located in the Middle Peninsula in the U.S. state of Virginia. As of 2000, the population is 9,989. Its county seat is Tappahannock6.

Contents

History

Essex County was established in 1692 from Rappahannock County. The county is named for either the shire or county in England, or for the Duke of Essex.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 740 km² (286 mi²). 668 km² (258 mi²) of it is land and 73 km² (28 mi²) of it (9.84%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 9,989 people, 3,995 households, and 2,740 families residing in the county. The population density was 15/km² (39/mi²). There were 4,926 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (19/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 57.96% White, 39.04% Black or African American, 0.55% Native American, 0.81% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.32% from other races, and 1.28% from two or more races. 0.72% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,995 households out of which 28.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.70% were married couples living together, 14.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.40% were non-families. 26.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the county, the population was spread out with 22.90% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 27.00% from 25 to 44, 25.70% from 45 to 64, and 17.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 89.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $37,395, and the median income for a family was $43,588. Males had a median income of $29,736 versus $22,253 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,994. About 7.70% of families and 11.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.80% of those under age 18 and 11.80% of those age 65 or over.

Incorporated Communities

Unincorporated Communities

Noted Residents

External links

Coordinates: 37°56′N 76°57′W / 37.94, -76.95

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