Louisa County (Virginia)

Louisa County is a county located in the state of Virginia in the United States. In 2000, the County had 25,627 inhabitants and a population density of 20 inhabitants per square kilometer. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Louisa. The county is one of the Dry counties, which means that the sale of alcohol is restricted or prohibited.


Louisa County is located in the central northeastern Virginia and has an area of 1323 square kilometers, of which 35 square kilometers are water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Spotsylvania County, Hanover County, Goochland County, Fluvanna County, Albemarle County and Orange County.


Made it in 1742 from portions of Hanover County and named after Princess Louisa, the youngest daughter of King George II and later wife of Frederick V of Denmark, King of Denmark and Norway.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000

According to the census of 2000, there were 25,627 people in Louisa County. Of these, 185 people were living in collective centers, the other residents living in 9,945 households and 7,259 families. The population density was 20 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 76.55 percent White, 21.58 percent Black or African American, 0.42 percent Native American, 0.25 percent Asian, 0.01 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander, and 0.18 percent from other races groups; 1.01 percent were descended from two or more races. 0.71 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 9,945 households out of which 31.2 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 57.3 percent were married couples living together, 10.8 percent were single mothers, 27.0 percent were non-families, 22.1 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 2.56 and the average family size was 2.97.

Based on the county the population was spread from 24.4 percent population under 18 years, 6.6 percent between 18 and 24 years, 29.9 percent between 25 and 44 years, 26.2 percent between 45 and 64 years and 12.9 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 96.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.9 men statistically.

The median income for a household was $ 39,402, and the median income for a family was $ 44,722. Males have a median income of $ 31,764, women $ 24,826. The per capita income was $ 19,479. 7.1 percent of families and 10.2 percent of the population were below the poverty line. This included 13.0 percent of children and adolescents under 18 years and 12.5 percent of the population aged 65 years.