James City County, Virginia

James City County (formally County of James City ) is a county of the U.S. state of Virginia in the United States and is located on the Virginia Peninsula in the southeast of the state on the Atlantic Coast. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is in Williamsburg.


The James City County is located in the northwestern part of the Virginia Peninsula, which lies on the Atlantic coast in the southeast of the state. The county has an area of ​​466.2 square kilometers, of which 95 square kilometers (20 percent) of water. In the north- east it is bounded by the York River in the southwest by the York River. The county is bordered (clockwise starting in the north ) to the counties: New Kent County, King and Queen County, Gloucester County, York County, Surry County and Charles City County.


James City County is the same in many respects is of outstanding importance for the history of the United States.

In James City County is Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement on the territory of present-day United States, founded in 1607. The 400th anniversary of the settlement is the occasion for extended anniversary celebrations, which have already started in May 2006 and attracted up to 2008.

1634 Jamestown got its statutes, and was the first capital of the British colony of Virginia. After a major fire in 1698, the settlement largely destroyed, the capital was moved to nearby Williamsburg a year later.

At the time of the American Civil War, the Battle of Williamsburg was held near Williamsburg.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000

According to the census in 2000 lived in the James City County 48,102 people in 19,003 households and 13,986 families. The population density was 337 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 82.05 percent White, 14.37 percent Black or African American, 0.28 percent Native American, 1.46 percent Asian, 0.05 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander and 0.44 percent from other races groups; 1.36 percent were descended from two or more races. 1.70 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 19,003 households out of which 30.5 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 61.8 percent were married couples living together, 8.9 percent were single mothers, 26.4 percent were non-families, 21.4 percent of all households and 9.0 percent had someone living alone at the age of 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.86.

Based on the county the population was spread from 23.3 percent population under 18 years, 6.4 percent between 18 and 24 years, 27.3 percent between 25 and 44 years, 26.1 percent between 45 and 64 years and 16.8 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 93.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.0 men statistically.

The median income for a household was $ 55,594, and the median income for a family was $ 66,171. Males have a median income of $ 43,339, women $ 27,016. The per capita income was $ 29,256. 6.4 percent of the population and 4.1 percent of families are below the poverty line. Of these, 7.3 percent were children or adolescents under 18 years old and 4.8 percent are 65 years old.