Pulaski County (Virginia)

Pulaski County is a county located in the state of Virginia in the United States. In 2000, the County had 35 127 inhabitants and a population density of 42 inhabitants per square kilometer. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Pulaski. The county is one of the Dry counties, which means that the sale of alcohol is restricted or prohibited.


Pulaski County is located in the central southwest Virginia and has an area of 854 square kilometers, of which 23 square kilometers are water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Montgomery County, Floyd County, Carroll County, Wythe County, Bland County and Giles County.


Made it in 1839 from parts of Montgomery County and Wythe County.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000

According to the census of 2000, there were 35 127 people in Pulaski County. Of these, 1,112 people lived in collective centers, the other inhabitants lived in 14,643 households and 10,147 families. The population density was 42 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 92.60 percent White, 5.57 percent African American, 0.15 percent Native American, 0.32 percent Asian, 0.04 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander and 0.37 percent from other races groups; 0.94 percent were descended from two or more races. 0.96 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 14,643 households out of which 26.9 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 54.9 percent were married couples living together, 10.5 percent were single mothers, 30.7 percent were non-families, 27.0 percent of all households and 11.1 percent lived in people aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.80 persons.

Based on the county the population was spread from 20.6 percent population under 18 years, 7.3 percent between 18 and 24 years, 29.2 percent between 25 and 44 years, 27.7 percent between 45 and 64 years and 15.2 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 97.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.2 men statistically.

The median income for a household was $ 33,873, and the median income for a family was $ 42,251. Males have a median income of $ 30,712, women $ 21,596. The per capita income was $ 18,973. 10.6 percent of families and 13.1 percent of the population lived below the poverty line. Of these, 18.9 percent were children or adolescents under age 18 and 11.5 percent of those 65 years.