Isle of Wight County, Virginia

Isle of Wight County is a county located in the state of Virginia in the United States. In the 2000 census, the county had 29 728 inhabitants and a population density of 36 inhabitants per square kilometer. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Isle Of Wight.


Isle of Wight County is located in southeastern Virginia, is removed from the Atlantic Ocean in the south about 20 miles from North Carolina, in the northeast about 25 km and covers an area of ​​940 square kilometers, of which 121 square kilometers are water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Southampton County and Surry County.


Made it in 1634 renamed as the original County named Warrosquyoake County and in 1637 in Isle of Wight County.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000

According to the census of 2000, there were 29 728 people in Isle of Wight County. Of these, 180 people were living in collective centers, the other inhabitants lived in 11,319 households and 8,670 families. The population density was 36 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 71.08 percent White, 27.15 percent Black or African American, 0.26 percent Native American, 0.34 percent Asian, 0.03 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander and 0.28 percent from other races groups; 0.86 percent were descended from two or more races. 0.85 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 11,319 households out of which 34.0 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 60.4 percent were married couples living together, 12.2 percent were single mothers, 23.4 percent were non-families, 20.0 percent of all households and 8.6 percent had someone living alone at the age of 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 2.99.

Based on the county the population was spread from 25.4 percent population under 18 years, 6.6 percent between 18 and 24 years, 29.6 percent between 25 and 44 years, 26.2 percent between 45 and 64 years and 12.2 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 95.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.7 men statistically.

The median income for a household was $ 45,387, and the median income for a family was $ 52,597. Males have a median income of $ 37,853, women $ 22,990. The per capita income was $ 20,235. 6.6 percent of families and 8.3 percent of the population lived below the poverty line. Among them were 8.8 percent of children and adolescents under the age of 18 and 11.9 percent of the population aged 65 years.