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

297 sq mi (769 km²)

1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.46%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

11,560
39/sq mi (15/km²)
Founded 1780
Website www.greensvillecountyva.gov

Greensville County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the population was 11,560. Its county seat is Emporia[1].

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History

Greensville County was established in 1781 from Brunswick County. The county is probably named for Sir Richard Grenville, leader of the settlement on Roanoke Island, 1585. There is also belief that it may be named after Nathaniel Greene, a Major General of the Continental Army and one of George Washington's brightest officers.The county is also home to the area known as 58 west, which is known for producing good athletes.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 297 square miles (769 km²), of which, 295 square miles (765 km²) of it is land and 1 square miles (4 km²) of it (0.46%) is water.

The Meherrin River forms the boundary between Greensville County and Southampton County.

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Adjacent counties / independent city

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 11,560 people, 3,375 households, and 2,396 families residing in the county. The population density was 39 people per square mile (15/km²). There were 3,765 housing units at an average density of 13 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 38.94% White, 59.75% Black or African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.47% from other races, and 0.32% from two or more races. 0.93% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,375 households out of which 29.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.80% were married couples living together, 16.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.00% were non-families. 25.40% 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 2.51 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the county, the population was spread out with 18.20% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 38.70% from 25 to 44, 24.20% from 45 to 64, and 11.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 160.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 177.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,002, and the median income for a family was $38,810. Males had a median income of $24,919 versus $19,849 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,632. 14.70% of the population and 12.40% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 17.00% are under the age of 18 and 18.60% are 65 or older.

Towns

Although Emporia lies within the boundaries of Greensville County and serves as the county seat, it is an independent city and thus not part of the county.

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.  

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Coordinates: 36°40′N 77°34′W / 36.67°N 77.56°W / 36.67; -77.56


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Greensville County, Virginia
Seal of Greensville County, Virginia
Map
File:Map of Virginia highlighting Greensville County.png
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the USA highlighting Virginia
Virginia's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1780
Seat Emporia
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

769 km² (297 mi²)
 sq mi ( km²)
4 km² (1 mi²), 0.46%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

11,560
15/km² 
Website: www.greensvillecountyva.gov

Greensville County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, "Commonwealth" — of Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the population was 11,560. Its county seat is Emporia6.

Contents

History

Greensville County was established in 1781 from Brunswick County. The county is probably named for Sir Richard Grenville, leader of the settlement on Roanoke Island, 1585. There is also belief that it may be named after Nathaniel Greene, a Major General of the Continental Army and one of George Washington's brightest officers.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 769 km² (297 mi²). 765 km² (295 mi²) of it is land and 4 km² (1 mi²) of it (0.46%) is water.

The Meherrin River forms the boundary between Greensville County and Southampton County.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 11,560 people, 3,375 households, and 2,396 families residing in the county. The population density was 15/km² (39/mi²). There were 3,765 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (13/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 38.94% White, 59.75% Black or African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.47% from other races, and 0.32% from two or more races. 0.93% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,375 households out of which 29.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.80% were married couples living together, 16.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.00% were non-families. 25.40% 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 2.51 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the county, the population was spread out with 18.20% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 38.70% from 25 to 44, 24.20% from 45 to 64, and 11.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 160.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 177.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,002, and the median income for a family was $38,810. Males had a median income of $24,919 versus $19,849 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,632. 14.70% of the population and 12.40% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 17.00% are under the age of 18 and 18.60% are 65 or older.

Towns

Although Emporia lies within the boundaries of Greensville County and serves as the county seat, it is an independent city and thus not part of the county.

Coordinates: 36°40′N 77°34′W / 36.67, -77.56

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