Carroll County (Virginia)

Carroll County is a county located in the state of Virginia in the United States. In the 2000 census, the county had 29 245 inhabitants and a population density of 24 inhabitants per square kilometer. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Hillsville.


Carroll County is located in southwest Virginia, on the south by North Carolina and has an area of 1237 square kilometers, of which three square miles are water. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Floyd County, Patrick County, Grayson County, Wythe County and Pulaski County.


Made it in 1842 from parts of Grayson County and Patrick County. It was named for Charles Carroll of Maryland, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000

According to the census of 2000, lived in Carroll County 29 245 people in 12,186 households and 8,786 families. The population density was 24 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 97.97 percent White, 0.44 percent African American, 0.14 percent Native American, 0.10 percent Asian, and 0.82 percent from other races; 0.53 percent were descended from two or more races. 1.64 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 12,186 households out of which 27.8 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 59.7 percent were married couples living together, 8.6 percent were single mothers, 27.9 percent were non-families, 25.4 percent of all households and 12.2 percent lived in people aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.80 persons.

Based on the county the population was spread from 21.1 percent population under 18 years, 7.2 percent between 18 and 24 years, 28.0 percent between 25 and 44 years, 26.7 percent between 45 and 64 years and 17.0 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 97.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.1 men statistically.

The median income for a household was $ 30,597, and the median income for a family was $ 36,755. Males have a median income of $ 25,907, women $ 19,697. The per capita income was $ 16,475. 8.7 percent of families and 12.5 percent of the population lived below the poverty line. Of these, 15.7 percent were children or adolescents under age 18 and 14.1 percent of those 65 years.

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