Westmoreland County (Virginia)

Westmoreland County is a county located in the northern " tip ", the so-called Northern Neck of the state of Virginia in the United States. The 2000 census recorded according to the County a total population of 16,718 inhabitants. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Montross.


Westmoreland County in 1653 formed from part of Northumberland County. In Westmoreland County 1732 George Washington was born, the first president of the United States. His birthplace is shown as George Washington Birthplace National Monument since 1930.


The specification of the Federal Statistical Office of the United States, however extends the County of 654 square kilometers. Of these 61 square kilometers ( 9.29 percent) of water.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000

According to the census in 2000, lived in Westmoreland County 16,718 people in 6,846 households and 4,689 families. The population density was 28 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 65.41 percent White, 30.89 percent Black or African American, 0.28 percent Native American, 0.36 percent Asian, 0.01 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander, and 1.75 percent from other races groups; 1.29 percent were descended from two or more races. 3.46 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 6,846 households out of which 25.7 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 50.7 percent were married couples living together, 13.5 percent were single mothers, 31.5 percent were non-families, 26.9 percent of all households and 13.6 percent lived in people aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.91.

Based on the county the population was spread out 23.0 percent of residents under the age of 18, 6.3 percent between 18 and 24 years, 23.9 percent between 25 and 44 years, 27.8 percent between 45 and 64 years and 19.0 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.9 men statistically.

The median income for a household was $ 35,797, and the median income for a family was $ 41,357. Males had a median income of $ 31,333, women $ 22,221. The per capita income was $ 19,473. 11.2 percent of families and 14.7 percent of the population lived below the poverty line. Of these, 21.1 percent were children or adolescents under age 18 and 12.5 percent of those 65 years.


  • Colonial Beach
  • Montross