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Encyclopedia > Halifax, Virginia

Halifax is a town located in Halifax County, Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 1,389. It is the county seat of Halifax County6.


Halifax is located at 36°45'53" North, 78°55'41" West (36.764593, -78.928081)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 9.9 km˛ (3.8 mi˛). 9.8 km˛ (3.8 mi˛) of it is land and 0.1 km˛ (0.04 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 0.52% water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 1,389 people, 523 households, and 348 families residing in the town. The population density is 141.1/km˛ (365.2/mi˛). There are 583 housing units at an average density of 59.2/km˛ (153.3/mi˛). The racial makeup of the town is 62.71% White, 36.14% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.29% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. 0.94% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 523 households out of which 24.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.1% are married couples living together, 14.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% are non-families. 31.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.29 and the average family size is 2.83.

In the town the population is spread out with 18.9% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 19.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females there are 99.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 99.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $34,871, and the median income for a family is $46,250. Males have a median income of $26,538 versus $21,167 for females. The per capita income for the town is $18,571. 8.4% of the population and 10.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 4.2% of those under the age of 18 and 9.8% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=36.764593&longitude=-78.928081&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=36.764593&lon=-78.928081&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-78.928081&lat=36.764593&w=750&h=500)

  Results from FactBites:
Halifax County Tourism - Escape To The Southeast (216 words)
Virginia International Raceway, the longest premier road course in America and South Boston Speedway, a NASCAR sanctioned short track, attract thousands of visitors each year.
We also have the story to tell of the role Halifax County played in the Revolutionary War, the Civil War and of all who have given their lives to defend our nation.
There is the Courthouse in Halifax that was built in 1836 and continues to serve the citizens of this county and is a tremendous resource for genealogy research.
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