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King and Queen County, Virginia
Seal of King and Queen County, Virginia
Map of Virginia highlighting King and Queen County
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Virginia
Virginia's location in the U.S.
Seat King and Queen Court House
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

326 sq mi (844 km²)

10 sq mi (26 km²), 3.08%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

6,630
21/sq mi (8/km²)
Founded 1691
Website www.kingandqueenco.net

King and Queen County is a county located in the Middle Peninsula in the U.S. state of Virginia. As of 2000, the population was 6,630. Its county seat is King and Queen Court House.

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History

King and Queen County was established in 1691 from New Kent County. The county is named for King William III and Queen Mary of England. King and Queen County is notable as one of the few counties in the United States of America to have recorded a larger population in the 1790 census than in the 2000 one.

Among the earliest settlers of King and Queen County was Roger Shackelford, an emigrant from Old Alresford, Hampshire, England, for whom the village of Shacklefords, Virginia, in King and Queen County is named. Shackelford's descendants continued to live in the county, and by the nineteenth century had intermarried with the Taliaferro, Beverley, Thornton and Sears families, among others.[1]

On March 2, 1864, the Battle of Walkerton, an engagement of the American Civil War took place here, resulting in a Confederate victory.

For many years, county publications noted that the county lacked any traffic lights. This is now no longer the case, as a traffic light has been installed on U.S. Route 360 at St. Stephen's Church.

The county contains no incorporated towns and is among the more rural of the counties of Virginia.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 326 square miles (845 km²), of which, 316 square miles (819 km²) of it is land and 10 square miles (26 km²) of it (3.08%) is water.

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Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 6,630 people, 2,673 households, and 1,897 families residing in the county. The population density was 21 people per square mile (8/km²). There were 3,010 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 61.22% White, 35.67% Black or African American, 1.42% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.15% from other races, and 1.25% from two or more races. 0.87% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,673 households out of which 26.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.60% were married couples living together, 13.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.00% were non-families. 24.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the county, the population was spread out with 22.70% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 26.80% from 25 to 44, 27.00% from 45 to 64, and 16.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 95.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,941, and the median income for a family was $40,563. Males had a median income of $33,217 versus $21,753 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,236. 10.90% of the population and 7.80% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 8.10% are under the age of 18 and 14.80% are 65 or older.

Unincorporated communities

References

  1. ^ King and Queen County, Virginia, Alfred Bagby, The Neale Publishing Company, New York, Washington, D. C., 1908
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

Coordinates: 37°43′N 76°54′W / 37.72°N 76.90°W / 37.72; -76.90


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King and Queen County, Virginia
Seal of King and Queen County, Virginia
Map
File:Map of Virginia highlighting King and Queen County.png
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the USA highlighting Virginia
Virginia's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1691
Seat King and Queen Court House
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

845 km² (326 mi²)
 sq mi ( km²)
26 km² (10 mi²), 3.08%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

6,630
8/km² 
Website: www.kingandqueenco.net

King and Queen County is a county located in the Middle Peninsula in the U.S. state of Virginia. As of 2000, the population is 6,630. Its county seat is King and Queen Court House.

Contents

History

King and Queen County was established in 1691 from New Kent County. The county is named for King William III and Queen Mary of England. King and Queen County is notable as one of the few counties in the United States of America to have recorded a larger population in the 1790 census than in the 2000 one.

On March 2, 1864, the Battle of Walkerton, an engagement of the American Civil War took place here, resulting in a Confederate victory.

For many years, county publications noted that the county lacked any traffic lights. This is now no longer the case, as a traffic light has been installed on U.S. Route 360 at St. Stephen's Church.

The county contains no incorporated towns, and lies well off any interstate highway. It is extremely rural, to the point of being rustic.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 845 km² (326 mi²). 819 km² (316 mi²) of it is land and 26 km² (10 mi²) of it (3.08%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 6,630 people, 2,673 households, and 1,897 families residing in the county. The population density was 8/km² (21/mi²). There were 3,010 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (10/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 61.22% White, 35.67% Black or African American, 1.42% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.15% from other races, and 1.25% from two or more races. 0.87% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,673 households out of which 26.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.60% were married couples living together, 13.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.00% were non-families. 24.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the county, the population was spread out with 22.70% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 26.80% from 25 to 44, 27.00% from 45 to 64, and 16.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 95.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,941, and the median income for a family was $40,563. Males had a median income of $33,217 versus $21,753 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,236. 10.90% of the population and 7.80% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 8.10% are under the age of 18 and 14.80% are 65 or older.

Unincorporated communities

Coordinates: 37°43′N 76°54′W / 37.72, -76.90

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