Fluvanna County, Virginia

Fluvanna County is a county located in the state of Virginia in the United States. In the 2000 census, the county had 20,047 inhabitants and a population density of 27 inhabitants per square kilometer. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Palmyra.


Fluvanna County is located just north-east of the geographic center of Virginia and has an area of 752 square kilometers, of which seven square kilometers of water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Louisa County, Goochland County, Cunmberland County, Buckingham County and Albemarle County.


Made it was in 1777 from parts of Albemarle County. It was named after the Fluvanna River. During the American Civil War, about 1,200 men fought from the County on the part of the Confederate States of America.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000

According to the census in 2000 lived in Fluvanna County 20,047 people in 7,387 households and 5,702 families. The population density was 27 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 79.44 percent White, 18.41 percent Black or African American, 0.19 percent Native American, 0.38 percent Asian, 0.04 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander and 0.29 percent from other races groups; 1.25 percent were descended from two or more races. 1.17 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 7,387 households out of which 32.5 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 63.6 percent were married couples living together, 9.9 percent were single mothers, 22.8 percent were non-families, 18.8 percent of all households and 7.0 percent had someone living alone at the age of 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 2.93.

Based on the county the population was spread from 23.6 percent population under 18 years, 6.4 percent between 18 and 24 years, 31.7 percent between 25 and 44 years, 24.4 percent between 45 and 64 years and 14.0 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 86.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.2 men statistically.

The median income for a household was $ 46,372, and the median income for a family was $ 51,141. Males have a median income of $ 32,346, women $ 24,774. The per capita income was $ 20,338. 3.9 percent of families and 5.9 percent of the population lived below the poverty line. Of these, 5.6 percent were children or adolescents under 18 years old and 7.3 percent are 65 years old.