Brunswick County (Virginia)

Brunswick County is a county located in the state of Virginia in the United States. In the 2000 census, the county had 18,419 inhabitants and a population density of 13 inhabitants per square kilometer. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Lawrenceville. In addition, the County claimed to be the origin for the original Brunswick Stew.


Brunswick County is located in southeastern Virginia, on the south by North Carolina and has an area of 1,475 square kilometers, of which eight square kilometers of water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Dinwiddie County, Greenville County, Mecklenburg County, Lunenburg County, and Nottoway County.


Made it was 1720 Isle of Wight County and Surry County extends from the Prince George's County and 1732 from parts. It was named after the Duchy of Brunswick -Lüneburg in Germany, as well as one of the titles of British kings from the house of Hanover, Duke of Brunswick- Lunenburg was.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000

According to the census of 2000, there were 18,419 people in Brunswick County. Of these, 2,901 people lived in collective centers, the other residents living in 6,277 households and 4,312 families. The population density was 13 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 41.99 percent White, 56.85 percent Black or African American, 0.09 percent Native American, 0.22 percent Asian, 0.01 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander, and 0.34 percent from other races groups; 0.51 percent were descended from two or more races. 1.25 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 6,277 households out of which 27.4 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 46.9 percent were married couples living together, 16.6 percent were single mothers, 31.3 percent were non-families, 27.6 percent of all households and 13.3 percent lived in people aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.00.

Based on the county the population was spread from 20.5 percent population under 18 years, 9.9 percent between 18 and 24 years, 30.7 percent between 25 and 44 years, 24.4 percent between 45 and 64 years and 14.5 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 113.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were statistically 115.4 males.

The median income for a household was $ 31,288, and the median income for a family was $ 38,354. Males have a median income of $ 26,924, women $ 20,550. The per capita income was $ 14,890. 13.2 percent of families and 16.5 percent of the population lived below the poverty line. Of these, 20.1 percent were children or adolescents under age 18 and 19.5 percent of those 65 years.