Hanover County, Virginia

Hanover County is a county located in the state of Virginia in the United States. In the 2000 census, the county had 86 320 inhabitants and a population density of 71 inhabitants per square kilometer. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Hanover. In 2012 it had a population of 101 327.


Hanover County is located in the central north east of Virginia and has an area of ​​1228 square kilometers, of which four square kilometers of water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Caroline County, King William County, New Kent County, Henrico County, Goochland County, Louisa County and Spotsylvania County.


Made it was from parts of New Kent County on 26 November 1720. It was named after the British King George I of the House of Hanover. In the American Civil War was the scene of several battles County, such as the Battle of Cold Harbor from May 31 to June 12, 1864 and the seven-day battle from June 25 to July 1, 1862.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000

According to the census of 2000, there were 86 320 people in Hanover County. Of these, 2,123 people lived in collective centers, the other inhabitants living in 31 121 households and 24 461 families. The population density was 71 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 88.32 percent White, 9.34 percent African American, 0.33 percent Native American, 0.79 percent Asian, 0.01 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander and 0.37 percent from other races groups; 0.83 percent were descended from two or more races. 0.98 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 31 121 households out of which 39.5 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 66.4 percent were married couples living together, 9.3 percent were single mothers, 21.4 percent were non-families, 17.7 percent of all households and 6.8 percent had someone living alone at the age of 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.07.

Based on the county the population was spread from 27.1 percent population under 18 years, 6.9 percent between 18 and 24 years, 30.7 percent between 25 and 44 years, 24.8 percent between 45 and 64 years and 10.6 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.8 men statistically.

The median income for a household was $ 59,223, and the median income for a family was $ 65,809. Males had a median income of $ 42,523, women $ 30,689. The per capita income was $ 25,120. 2.5 percent of families and 3.6 percent of the population lived below the poverty line. Among them were 3.9 percent of children and adolescents under the age of 18 and 5.8 percent of the population aged 65 and over.