Mecklenburg County (Virginia)

Mecklenburg County is a county located in the state of Virginia in the United States. In 2000, the County had 32,380 inhabitants and a population density of 20 inhabitants per square kilometer. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Boydton. The county is one of the Dry counties, which means that the sale of alcohol is restricted or prohibited.


Mecklenburg County is located in the extreme south of Virginia, bordering North Carolina and has an area of ​​1759 square kilometers, of which 143 square kilometers are water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the counties of Halifax, Charlotte, Lunenburg and Brunswick in Virginia and Warren, Vance and Granville in North Carolina.

The County is home to the dam and a large part of the John H. Kerr reservoir.


Made it was in 1765 from parts of Lunenburg County.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000

According to the census of 2000, there were 32,380 people in Mecklenburg County in 12,951 households and 8,962 families. The population density was 20 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 59.24 percent White, 39.08 percent Black or African American, 0.21 percent Native American, 0.30 percent Asian, 0.01 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander, and 0.48 percent from other races groups; 0.68 percent were descended from two or more races. 1.21 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 12,951 households out of which 26.5 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 51.0 percent were married couples living together, 14.1 percent were single mothers, 30.8 percent were non-families, 27.2 percent of all households and 13.2 percent lived in people aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.87.

Based on the county the population was spread from 21.6 percent population under 18 years, 7.2 percent between 18 and 24 years, 27.4 percent between 25 and 44 years, 26.0 percent between 45 and 64 years and 17.8 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 97.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.5 men statistically.

The median income for a household was $ 31,380, and the median income for a family was $ 37,752. Males have a median income of $ 26,852, women $ 19,609. The per capita income was $ 17,171. 11.6 percent of families and 15.5 percent of the population lived below the poverty line. Of these, 20.6 percent were children or adolescents under age 18 and 17.3 percent of those 65 years.