Floyd County (Virginia)

Floyd County is a county located in the state of Virginia in the United States. In the 2000 census, the county had 13,874 inhabitants and a population density of 14 inhabitants per square kilometer. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Floyd. The county is one of the Dry counties, which means that the sale of alcohol is restricted or prohibited.


Floyd County is located in the central northwestern Virginia, is located in the south about 40 miles from North Carolina and has an area of 987 square kilometers. The highest elevation is the Buffalo Mountain with an altitude of about 1300 m. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Franklin County, Patrick County, Carroll County, Pulaski County, Montgomery County and Roanoke County.


Made it was from parts of Montgomery County and Franklin County on January 15, 1831. It was named for John Floyd, a governor of Virginia. The seat of the county government was first called Jacksonville, named in honor of President Andrew Jackson. On January 23, 1896, the city was renamed Floyd.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000

According to the census in 2000 lived in Floyd County 13,874 people in 5,791 households and 4,157 families. The population density was 14 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 96.71 percent White, 2.00 percent African American, 0.09 percent Native American, 0.09 percent Asian, 0.01 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander and 0.36 percent from other races groups; 0.74 percent were descended from two or more races. 1.35 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 5,791 households out of which 29.1 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 59.9 percent were married couples living together, 8.1 percent were single mothers, 28.2 percent were non-families, 24.7 percent of all households and 10.8 percent lived in people aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.83.

Based on the county the population was spread from 22.2 percent population under 18 years, 6.9 percent between 18 and 24 years, 27.6 percent between 25 and 44 years, 27.4 percent between 45 and 64 years and 15.9 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 97.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.7 men statistically.

The median income for a household was $ 31,585, and the median income for a family was $ 38,128. Males had a median income of $ 30,886, women $ 20,466. The per capita income was $ 16,345. 8.5 percent of families and 11.7 percent of the population lived below the poverty line. Of these, 12.7 percent were children or adolescents under age 18 and 15.3 percent of those 65 years.