Surry County (Virginia)

Surry County is a county located in the state of Virginia in the United States. In 2000, the County had 6829 inhabitants and a population density of 9 people per square kilometer. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Surry. The county is one of the Dry counties, which means that the sale of alcohol is restricted or prohibited.


Surry County is located in Eastern Virginia and has an area of 804 square kilometers, of which 81 square kilometers are water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: James City County, Isle of Wight County, Southampton County, Sussex County, Prince George County and Charles City County.


Made it was in 1652 from parts of James City County. It was named after the British county of Surrey.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000

According to the census in 2000, lived in Surry County 6,829 people in 2,619 households and 1,917 families. The population density was 9 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 46.87 percent White, 51.60 percent Black or African American, 0.25 percent Native American, 0.13 percent Asian, 0.03 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander, and 0.25 percent from other races groups; 0.86 percent were descended from two or more races. 0.75 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 2,619 households out of which 30.5 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 55.5 percent were married couples living together, 14.1 percent were single mothers, 26.8 percent were non-families, 23.7 percent of all households and 10.1 percent lived in people aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.09.

Based on the county the population was spread from 25.2 percent population under 18 years, 7.2 percent between 18 and 24 years, 27.8 percent between 25 and 44 years, 25.7 percent between 45 and 64 years and 14.1 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 93.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.0 men statistically.

The median income for a household was $ 37,558, and the median income for a family was $ 41,234. Males have a median income of $ 31,123, women $ 21,143. The per capita income was $ 16,682. 9.7 percent of families and 10.8 percent of the population lived below the poverty line. Of these, 13.4 percent were children or adolescents under age 18 and 14.8 percent of those 65 years.