Pittsylvania County, Virginia

Pittsylvania County is a county located in the state of Virginia in the United States. In 2000, the County had 61 745 inhabitants and a population density of 25 inhabitants per square kilometer. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Chatham. The county is one of the Dry counties, which means that the sale of alcohol is restricted or prohibited.


Pittsylvania County is located in southwest Virginia, on the south by North Carolina and has an area of ​​2533 square kilometers, of which 19 square kilometers are water surface. It is divided into seven administrative districts: Banister, Callands - Gretna, Chatham - Blairs, Dan River, Staunton River, Tunstall and Westover. The county is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Campbell County, Halifax County, Henry County, Franklin County and Bedford County.


Made it in 1767 from parts of Halifax County. It was named for William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, a Prime Minister of Britain.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000

According to the census in 2000 lived in Pittsylvania County 61 745 people in 24 684 households, and 18,216 families. The population density was 25 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 75.00 percent White, 23.66 percent Black or African American, 0.14 percent Native American, 0.19 percent Asian, and 0.37 percent from other races; 0.63 percent were descended from two or more races. 1.23 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 24 684 households out of which 30.4 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 58.3 percent were married couples living together, 11.7 percent were single mothers, 26.2 percent were non-families, 23.4 percent of all households and 9.8 percent had someone living alone at the age of 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.93.

Based on the county the population was spread out 23.0 percent of residents under the age of 18, 7.2 percent between 18 and 24 years, 28.8 percent between 25 and 44 years, 26.6 percent between 45 and 64 years and 14.3 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 95.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.9 men statistically.

The median income for a household was $ 35,153, and the median income for a family was $ 41,175. Males have a median income of $ 30,105, women $ 21,382. The per capita income was $ 16,991. 8.6 percent of families and 11.8 percent of the population lived below the poverty line. Of these, 14.8 percent were children or adolescents under age 18 and 16.6 percent of those 65 years.