King William County, Virginia

King William County is a county located in the state of Virginia in the United States. In 2000, the County had 13,146 inhabitants and a population density of 18 inhabitants per square kilometer. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is King William. The county is one of the Dry counties, which means that the sale of alcohol is restricted or prohibited.


King William County is located in northeastern Virginia and has an area of 740 square kilometers, of which 26 square kilometers are water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: King and Queen County, New Kent County, Hanover County and Caroline County.


Made it in 1702 from parts of King and Queen County. It was named after William III. , King of England, Scotland and Ireland. The county courthouse, built in 1725, is the oldest courthouse in the United States, which was used continuously.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000

According to the census in 2000, lived in King William County 13,146 people in 4,846 households and 3,784 families. The population density was 18 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 73.81 percent White, 22.81 percent Black or African American, 1.54 percent Native American, 0.37 percent Asian, and 0.33 percent from other races; 1.15 percent were descended from two or more races. 0.91 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 4,846 households out of which 36.4 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 63.9 percent were married couples living together, 10.2 percent were single mothers, 21.9 percent were non-families, 18.3 percent of all households and 7.6 percent had someone living alone at the age of 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.06.

Based on the county the population was spread from 26.1 percent population under 18 years, 5.9 percent between 18 and 24 years, 31.5 percent between 25 and 44 years, 24.8 percent between 45 and 64 years and 11.7 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.9 men statistically.

The median income for a household was $ 49,876, and the median income for a family was $ 54,037. Males have a median income of $ 34,616, women $ 25,578. The per capita income was $ 21,928. 4.4 percent of families and 5.5 percent of the population lived below the poverty line. Of these, 6.0 percent were children or adolescents under age 18 and 9.0 percent of those 65 years.