King and Queen County, Virginia

King and Queen County is a county located in the state of Virginia in the United States. In 2000, the County had 6630 inhabitants and a population density of 8 persons per square kilometer. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is King and Queen Court House.


King and Queen County is located in northeastern Virginia on the middle peninsula, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, and has an area of 845 square kilometers, of which 26 square kilometers are water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Essex County, Middlesex County, Gloucester County, James City County, New Kent County, King William County and Caroline County.


Made it in 1691 from parts of New Kent County. It was named after King William III. of England and Mary II of England.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000

According to the census in 2000, lived in King and Queen County, 6,630 people in 2,673 households and 1,897 families. The population density was 8 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 61.22 percent White, 35.67 percent Black or African American, 1.42 percent Native American, 0.27 percent Asian, 0.02 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander, and 0.15 percent from other races groups; 1.25 percent were descended from two or more races. 0.87 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 2,673 households out of which 26.8 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 52.6 percent were married couples living together, 13.5 percent were single mothers, 29.0 percent were non-families, 24.6 percent of all households and 11.0 percent lived in people aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.94.

Based on the county the population was spread from 22.7 percent population under 18 years, 7.0 percent between 18 and 24 years, 26.8 percent between 25 and 44 years, 27.0 percent between 45 and 64 years and 16.4 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.5 men statistically.

The median income for a household in the 35 941 U.S. dollars, and the median income for a family was 40,563 U.S. dollars. Males have a median income of $ 33,217 U.S. dollars, 21,753 women U.S. dollars. The per capita income was 17,236 dollars. 10.9 percent of the population and 7.8 percent of families are below the poverty line. Of these, 8.1 percent were children or adolescents under age 18 and 14.8 percent of those 65 years.