Halifax County (Virginia)

Halifax County is a county located in the state of Virginia in the United States. In 2000, the County had 37 355 inhabitants and a population density of 18 inhabitants per square kilometer. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Halifax. The county is one of the Dry counties, which means that the sale of alcohol is restricted or prohibited.


Halifax County is located in the extreme south of Virginia, bordering North Carolina and has an area of ​​2149 square kilometers, of which 27 square kilometers are water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Charlotte County, Mecklenburg County, Pittsylvania County and Campbell County.

The boundaries of the counties Campbell and Charlotte is the Roanoke River. The eastern border with Mecklenburg County follows rivers ( Aarons Creek, Dan River and Roanoke River), which led to a feature. Dan and Ronanoke River ran originally in parallel in a valley to the southeast before the two rivers near the village of Clarksville combined. After 1952 the valley through the John H. Kerr Reservoir was flooded this limit remained unchanged. Therefore, the Halifax County now has an approximately twelve -kilometer long but only a few hundred meters wide strip in the upper Kerr Reservoir, while the nearby lakeside belong to Mecklenburg County.


Made it was in 1752 from parts of Lunenburg County. It was named for George Montague Dunk, Earl of Halifax.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000

According to the census in 2000 lived in Halifax County 37 355 people in 15 018 households, and 10,512 families. The population density was 18 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 60.32 percent White, 38.02 percent Black or African American, 0.20 percent Native American, 0.24 percent Asian, 0.01 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander and 0.44 percent from other races groups; 0.77 percent were descended from two or more races. 1.23 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 15 018 households out of which 28.6 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 51.2 percent were married couples living together, 14.8 percent were single mothers, 30.0 percent were non-families, 27.4 percent of all households and 13.1 percent lived in people aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.94.

Based on the county the population was spread from 23.4 percent population under 18 years, 6.9 percent between 18 and 24 years, 26.4 percent between 25 and 44 years, 26.3 percent between 45 and 64 years and 17.1 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 90.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.7 men statistically.

The median income for a household was $ 29,929, and the median income for a family was $ 37,845. Males had a median income of $ 27,498, women $ 20,684. The per capita income was $ 16,353. 11.5 percent of families and 15.7 percent of the population lived below the poverty line. Of these, 18.9 percent were children or adolescents under age 18 and 19.6 percent of those 65 years.