Dinwiddie County, Virginia

Dinwiddie County is a county located in the state of Virginia in the United States. In the 2000 census, the county had 24,533 inhabitants and a population density of 19 inhabitants per square kilometer. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Dinwiddie.


Dinwiddie County is located in the central southeastern part of Virginia, is located in the south about 60 miles from North Carolina and has an area of ​​1313 square kilometers, of which nine square kilometers of water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Chesterfield County, Prince George County, Sussex County, Greenville County, Brunswick County, Nottoway County and Amelia County.


Made it was from parts of Prince George's County on 1 May 1752. It was named for Robert Dinwiddie, a vice governor. Towards the end of the American Civil War, the Battle of Five Forks was held here on April 1, 1865.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000

According to the census of 2000, lived in Dinwiddie County 24,533 people in 9,107 households and 6,720 families. The population density was 19 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 64.55 percent White, 33.66 percent Black or African American, 0.22 percent Native American, 0.31 percent Asian, 0.04 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander and 0.40 percent from other races groups; 0.82 percent were descended from two or more races. 0.97 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 9,107 households out of which 32.1 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 54.8 percent were married couples living together, 13.9 percent were single mothers, 26.2 percent were non-families, 22.2 percent of all households and 8.5 percent had someone living alone at the age of 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.01.

Based on the county the population was spread out 24.0 percent of residents under the age of 18, 6.7 percent between 18 and 24 years, 30.9 percent between 25 and 44 years, 26.2 percent between 45 and 64 years and 12.2 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 98.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.0 men statistically.

The median income for a household was $ 41,582, and the median income for a family was $ 47,961. Males have a median income of $ 32,860, women $ 24,346. The per capita income was $ 19,122. 6.6 percent of families and 9.3 percent of the population lived below the poverty line. Of these, 11.6 percent were children or adolescents under age 18 and 12.6 percent of those 65 years.