Northumberland County (Virginia)

Northumberland County is a county located in the state of Virginia in the United States. In the 2000 census, the county had 12,259 inhabitants and a population density of 25 inhabitants per square kilometer. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Heathsville.


Northumberland County is located in Eastern Virginia, bounded on the north and east by the Chesapeake Bay and has an area of 740 square kilometers, of which 242 square kilometers are water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Lancaster County, Richmond County and Westmoreland County.


Made it in 1648 from parts of York County.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000

According to the census of 2000, there were 12,259 people in Northumberland County. Of these, 12 people were living in collective centers, the other residents living in 5,470 households and 3,785 families. The population density was 25 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 72.18 percent White, 26.58 percent Black or African American, 0.15 percent Native American, 0.20 percent Asian, and 0.33 percent from other races; 0.56 percent were descended from two or more races. 0.93 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 5,470 households out of which 20.1 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 57.3 percent were married couples living together, 8.7 percent were single mothers, 30.8 percent were non-families, 27.7 percent of all households and 15.2 percent lived in people aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.70 persons.

Based on the county the population was spread from 18.6 percent population under 18 years, 4.8 percent between 18 and 24 years, 20.2 percent between 25 and 44 years, 30.1 percent between 45 and 64 years and 26.2 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 50 years. For every 100 females there were 91.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.4 men statistically.

The median income for a household was $ 38,129, and the median income for a family was $ 49,047. Males have a median income of $ 30,151, women $ 24,116. The per capita income was $ 22,917. 12.3 percent of the population and 8.1 percent of families are below the poverty line. This included 17.0 percent of children and adolescents under 18 years and 10.7 percent of the population aged 65 years.