King George County, Virginia

King George County is a county located in the state of Virginia in the United States. In the 2000 census, the county had 16,803 inhabitants and a population density of 36 inhabitants per square kilometer. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is King George.


King George County is located in northeastern Virginia, bordering Maryland and has an area of 486 square kilometers, of which 20 square kilometers are water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the County Westmoreland County, Essex County, Caroline County and Stafford County.


Made it was built in 1721 from parts of Richmond County and Westmoreland County. It was named after George I, King of Great Britain and Ireland. He was the first British monarch of the House of Hanover spoke very little English but his native language German.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000

According to the census in 2000, lived in King George County 16,803 people in 6,091 households and 4,525 families. The population density was 36 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 77.69 percent White, 18.73 percent Black or African American, 0.48 percent Native American, 1.01 percent Asian, 0.07 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander, and 0.45 percent from other races groups; 1.57 percent were descended from two or more races. 1.79 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 6,091 households out of which 38.0 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 59.5 percent were married couples living together, 10.5 percent were single mothers, 25.7 percent were non-families, 20.4 percent of all households and 6.0 percent had someone living alone at the age of 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.12.

Based on the county the population was spread from 27.8 percent population under 18 years, 8.2 percent between 18 and 24 years, 31.7 percent between 25 and 44 years, 22.7 percent between 45 and 64 years and 9.6 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 101.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.4 men statistically.

The median income for a household in the 49 882 U.S. dollars, and the median income for a family was 55.160 U.S. dollars. Males have a median income of $ 38,600 U.S. dollars, 26,350 women U.S. dollars. The per capita income was 21,562 dollars. 4.4 percent of families and 5.6 percent of the population lived below the poverty line. Of these, 6.1 percent were children or adolescents under 18 years old and 6.4 percent are 65 years old.