Richmond County (Virginia)

Richmond County is a county located in the state of Virginia in the United States. In 2000, the County had 8809 inhabitants and a population density of 18 inhabitants per square kilometer. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Warsaw.


Richmond County is located in northeastern Virginia, is about 30 km from Maryland and has an area of 560 square kilometers, of which 65 square kilometers are water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Westmoreland County, Northumberland County, Lancaster County and Essex County.


Made it in 1692 from parts of the (old ) Rappahannock County.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000

According to the census of 2000, there were 8,809 people in Richmond County. Of these, 1,752 people lived in collective centers, the other residents living in 2,937 households and 2,000 families. The population density was 18 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 64.77 percent White, 33.17 percent Black or African American, 0.09 percent Native American, 0.32 percent Asian, 0.07 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander and 0.85 percent from other races groups; 0.73 percent were descended from two or more races. 2.10 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 2,937 households out of which 27.2 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 52.3 percent were married couples living together, 11.8 percent were single mothers, 31.9 percent were non-families, 28.3 percent of all households and 14.2 percent lived in people aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.93.

Based on the county the population was spread from 18.4 percent population under 18 years, 8.0 percent between 18 and 24 years, 31.8 percent between 25 and 44 years, 24.1 percent between 45 and 64 years and 17.7 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 127.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were statistically 131.9 males.

The median income for a household was $ 33,026, and the median income for a family was $ 42,143. Males have a median income of $ 30,722, women $ 21,807. The per capita income was $ 16,675. 11.9 percent of families and 15.4 percent of the population lived below the poverty line. This included 21.2 percent of children and adolescents under 18 years and 12.5 percent of residents aged 65 years or older.