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Encyclopedia > Halifax County, Virginia
Halifax County, Virginia
Seal of Halifax County, Virginia
Seal (Detail)

Location in the state of Virginia
Formed 1752
Seat Halifax
Area
 - Total
 - Water

2,149 km² (830 mi²)
27 km² (10 mi²) 1.24% 
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

37,355
18/km² 
Goverment Website
www.oldhalifax.com/county/hfaxcnty.htm

Halifax County is a county located in the state of Virginia. As of 2000, the population is 37,355. Its county seat is Halifax6. Image File history File links Halifax. ... Seal on envelope A seal is an impression printed on, embossed upon, or affixed to a document (or any other object) in order to authenticate it, in lieu of or in addition to a signature. ... Image File history File links Map_of_Virginia_highlighting_Halifax_County. ... 1752 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... A county seat is an administrative centre for a county. ... Halifax is a town located in Halifax County, Virginia. ... This article explains the meaning of area as a physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... Originally, in continental Europe, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count. ... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia and Palmyra Atoll (an uninhabited incorporated unorganized territory), form the United States of America. ... State nickname: Old Dominion Other U.S. States Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Governor Mark R. Warner (D) Senators John Warner (R) George Allen (R) Official languages English Area 110,862 km² (35th)  - Land 102,642 km²  - Water 8,220 km² (7. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat is an administrative centre for a county. ... Halifax is a town located in Halifax County, Virginia. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...

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History

Halifax County was established in 1752 from Lunenburg County. The county is named for George Montague Dunk, Earl of Halifax. 1752 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1746 Seat Lunenburg Area  - Total  - Water 1,120 km² (432 mi²) 2 km² (1 mi²) 0. ... The title of Earl of Halifax has been created several times in British history. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,149 km² (830 mi²). 2,122 km² (819 mi²) of it is land and 27 km² (10 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.24% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 37,355 people, 15,018 households, and 10,512 families residing in the county. The population density is 18/km² (46/mi²). There are 16,953 housing units at an average density of 8/km² (21/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 60.32% White, 38.02% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.44% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. 1.23% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 15,018 households out of which 28.60% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.20% are married couples living together, 14.80% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.00% are non-families. 27.40% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.10% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.43 and the average family size is 2.94. Marriage is a legal, social, and religious relationship between individuals which has formed the foundation of the family for most societies. ...


In the county, the population is spread out with 23.40% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 26.40% from 25 to 44, 26.30% from 45 to 64, and 17.10% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 90.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 86.70 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $29,929, and the median income for a family is $37,845. Males have a median income of $27,498 versus $20,684 for females. The per capita income for the county is $16,353. 15.70% of the population and 11.50% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 18.90% of those under the age of 18 and 19.60% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Towns


Halifax is a town located in Halifax County, Virginia. ... Scottsburg is a town located in Halifax County, Virginia. ... South Boston is a town located in Halifax County, Virginia. ... Virgilina is a town located in Halifax County, Virginia. ...

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  Results from FactBites:
 
Encyclopedia: Halifax County, Virginia (3619 words)
Halifax County is a county located in the state of Virginia.
Halifax County was established in 1752 from Lunenburg County.
The Eastern Shore of Virginia is on the Atlantic Coast of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Halifax County, Virginia - Business (587 words)
Halifax County, Virginia, is located in the Southern Piedmont Region of Virginia, contiguous to the State of North Carolina and a little over an hour away from Raleigh-Durham International Airport and the Research Triangle Park (RTP).
Halifax County is known for its aggressiveness and support given to attracting and assisting new and expanding industry with creating jobs and investments in the community.
This was evidenced by Halifax County becoming the first community to be certified by the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1985 as being prepared for economic development as well as the filling of the Halifax County/South Boston Industrial Park.
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