Appomattox County, Virginia

Appomattox County is a county located in the state of Virginia in the United States. In 2000, the County had 13,705 inhabitants and a population density of 16 inhabitants per square kilometer. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Appomattox. The county is one of the Dry counties, which means that the sale of alcohol is restricted or prohibited.


Appomattox County is located near the geographic center of Virginia and has an area of 867 square kilometers, of which three square miles are water. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Buckingham County, Prince Edward County, Charlotte County, Campbell County, Amherst County, and Nelson County.


Made it in 1845 from parts of Buckingham County, Campbell County, Charlotte County and Prince Edward County. On April 9, 1865, here the Confederate General Robert Edward Lee and Union General Ulysses S. Grant met with their troops to surrender at Appomattox Courthouse.

Demographic data


According to the census in 2000 lived in Appomattox County 13,705 people in 5,322 households and 4,012 families. The population density was 16 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 75.94 percent White, 22.91 percent Black or African American, 0.13 percent Native American, 0.17 percent Asian, 0.02 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander, and 0.26 percent from other races groups; 0.56 percent were descended from two or more races. 0.47 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 5,322 households out of which 32.2 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 59.7 percent were married couples living together, 11.5 percent were single mothers, 24.6 percent were non-families, 21.3 percent of all households and 10.0 percent lived in people aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 2.94.

Based on the county the population was spread from 24.7 percent population under 18 years, 7.1 percent between 18 and 24 years, 27.8 percent between 25 and 44 years, 25.6 percent between 45 and 64 years and 14.8 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 94.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.1 men statistically.

The median income for a household was $ 36,507, and the median income for a family was $ 41,563. Males have a median income of $ 31,428, women $ 21,367. The per capita income was $ 18,086. 11.4 percent of the population and 8.7 percent of families are below the poverty line. Of these, 14.1 percent were children or adolescents under age 18 and 21.5 percent of those 65 years.

Cities and Towns

  • Appomattox
  • Bent Creek
  • Pamplin City
  • Vera