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Hampden Sydney, Virginia
—  CDP  —
Location of Hampden Sydney, Virginia
Coordinates: 37°14′45″N 78°27′41″W / 37.24583°N 78.46139°W / 37.24583; -78.46139
Country United States
State Virginia
County Prince Edward
 - Total 4.5 sq mi (11.5 km2)
 - Land 4.5 sq mi (11.5 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 538 ft (164 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 1,264
 - Density 283.8/sq mi (109.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 23943
Area code(s) 434
FIPS code 51-34304[1]
GNIS feature ID 1495648[2]

Hampden Sydney is a census-designated place (CDP) in Prince Edward County, Virginia, United States. The population was 1,264 at the 2000 census. Most of the residents are current students attending Hampden-Sydney College.



Hampden Sydney is located at 37°14′45″N 78°27′41″W / 37.24583°N 78.46139°W / 37.24583; -78.46139 (37.245804, −78.461357)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.5 square miles (11.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,264 people, 167 households, and 118 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 283.8 people per square mile (109.7/km²). There were 184 housing units at an average density of 41.3/sq mi (16.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 82.52% White, 16.61% African American, 0.24% Asian, and 0.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.95% of the population.

There were 167 households out of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.9% were married couples living together, 16.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.3% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% 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 2.88.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 8.5% under the age of 18, 69.1% from 18 to 24, 9.6% from 25 to 44, 7.9% from 45 to 64, and 4.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 21 years. For every 100 females there were 499.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 600.6 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $27,679, and the median income for a family was $69,091. Males had a median income of $29,722 versus $28,214 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $15,656. About 25.6% of families and 20.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.9% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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