Henry County (Virginia)

Henry County is a county located in the state of Virginia in the United States. In the 2000 census, the county had 57 930 inhabitants and a population density of 58 inhabitants per square kilometer. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Collinsville. The county is one of the Dry counties, which means that the sale of alcohol is restricted or prohibited.


Henry County is located in southwest Virginia, on the south by North Carolina and has an area of 996 square kilometers, of which five square miles are water. Henry County is divided into seven administrative districts: Blackberry, Collinsville, Horsepasture, Iris Wood, Reed Creek, Ridgeway. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Pittsylvania County, Patrick County and Franklin County.


Made it was in 1777 from parts of Pittsylvania County. First it was Patrick Henry County, named after the first governor of Virginia after Independence, Patrick Henry. 1790 Patrick Henry County was divided into a western part (Patrick County) and an eastern part (Henry County).

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000

According to the census of 2000, there were 57 930 people in Henry County. Of these, 437 people were living in collective centers, the other inhabitants living in 23 910 households, and 16,952 families. The population density was 58 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 74.43 percent White, 22.66 percent Black or African American, 0.16 percent Native American, 0.41 percent Asian, 0.03 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander and 1.39 percent from other races groups; 0.92 percent were descended from two or more races. 3.46 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 23 910 households out of which 28.6 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 54.3 percent were married couples living together, 12.2 percent were single mothers, 29.1 percent were non-families, 25.8 percent of all households and 10.3 percent lived in people aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.87.

Based on the county the population was spread from 22.3 percent population under 18 years, 7.5 percent between 18 and 24 years, 29.0 percent between 25 and 44 years, 26.1 percent between 45 and 64 years and 15.0 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 95.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.0 men statistically.

The median income for a household was $ 31,816, and the median income for a family was $ 38,649. Males have a median income of $ 26,660, women $ 20,766. The per capita income was $ 17,110. 8.8 percent of families and 11.7 percent of the population lived below the poverty line. This included 15.2 percent of children and adolescents under 18 years and 12.6 percent of the population aged 65 years.