Albemarle County, Virginia

Albemarle County is a county located in the state of Virginia in the United States. In the 2000 census, the county had 79 236 inhabitants and a population density of 42 inhabitants per square kilometer. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Charlottesville.


Albemarle County is located in north-central Virginia and has an area of ​​1,881 square kilometers, of which nine square kilometers of water. It is bordered clockwise to the county Greene County, Orange County, Louisa County, Fluvanna County, Buckingham County, Nelson County, Augusta County and Rockingham County.


Albemarle County was formed on May 6, 1744 on the parts of Goochland County and Louisa County. Named the area is named after the Governor of Virginia Willem van Keppel, 2nd Earl of Albemarle.

Parks and recreation areas

In the County, there are nine parks with sports such as baseball, basketball, fishing, boating, tennis, swimming, softball, soccer and many walking paths and bike tours. All parks are open all year.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000

According to the census of 2000, there were 79 236 people in Albemarle County. Of these, 1,535 people lived in collective centers, the other inhabitants lived in 31,876 households and 21,070 families. The population density was 42 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 85.16 percent White, 9.65 percent African American, 0.17 percent Native American, 2.86 percent Asian, 0.01 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander and 0.86 percent from other races groups; 1.29 percent were descended from two or more races. 2.56 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 31,876 households out of which 32.0 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 54.2 percent were married couples living together, 9.1 percent were single mothers, 33.9 percent were non-families, 27.0 percent of all households and 8.0 percent had someone living alone at the age of 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.99.

Based on the county the population was spread from 24.8 percent population under 18 years, 7.3 percent between 18 and 24 years, 30.9 percent between 25 and 44 years, 24.5 percent between 45 and 64 years and 12.5 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 92.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.6 men statistically.

The median income for a household was $ 50,749, and the median income for a family was $ 63,407. Males have a median income of $ 39,622, women $ 30,645. The per capita income was $ 28,852. 4.20 percent of families and 6.70 percent of the population lived below the poverty line. Davrunter were 6.5 percent of children and adolescents under the age of 18 and 4.7 percent of seniors aged 65 and over.

Cities and Towns

  • Crozet
  • Free Union
  • Ivy
  • Keswick
  • Scottsville
  • Shadwell