Prince Edward County, Virginia

Prince Edward County is a county located in the state of Virginia in the United States. In 2000, the County had 19,720 inhabitants and a population density of 22 inhabitants per square kilometer. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Farmville.


Prince Edward County is located just southeast of the geographic center of Virginia and has an area of 916 square kilometers, of which three square miles are water. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Cunmberland County, Amelia County, Nottoway County, Lunenburg County, Charlotte County, Appomattox County and Buckingham County.


Made it was from parts of Amelia County on 27 February 1752.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000

According to the census of 2000, there were 19,720 people in Prince Edward County. Of these, 3753 people lived in collective centers, the other inhabitants lived in 6561 households, and 4271 families. The population density was 22 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 62.17 percent White, 35.82 percent Black or African American, 0.18 percent Native American, 0.55 percent Asian, 0.10 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander and 0.23 percent from other races groups; 0.95 percent were descended from two or more races. 0.94 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 6561 households out of which 29.0 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 46.5 percent were married couples living together, 14.9 percent were single mothers, 34.9 percent were non-families, 28.9 percent of all households and 12.3 percent lived in people aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.99.

Based on the county the population was spread from 20.2 percent population under 18 years, 23.5 percent between 18 and 24 years, 22.5 percent between 25 and 44 years, 19.6 percent between 45 and 64 years and 14.2 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 95.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.2 men statistically.

The median income for a household was $ 31,301, and the median income for a family was $ 38,509. Males have a median income of $ 29,487, women $ 21,659. The per capita income was $ 14,510. 14.6 percent of families and 18.9 percent of the population lived below the poverty line. Of these, 24.4 percent were children or adolescents under age 18 and 15.9 percent of those 65 years.