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Encyclopedia > Mathews County, Virginia
Mathews County, VA
Founded 1791
State Virginia
County Seat Mathews
http://www.co.mathews.va.us/

Mathews County is a county located on the Middle Peninsula in the state of Virginia. As of 2000, the population is 9,207. Its county seat is Mathews6. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Public domain map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin, modified to show counties. ... 1791 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... State nickname: Old Dominion Other U.S. States Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Governor Mark R. Warner (D) Official languages English Area 110,862 km² (35th)  - Land 102,642 km²  - Water 8,220 km² (7. ... Originally, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count (in Great Britain, an earl, though the original earldoms covered larger areas) by reason of that office. ... The Middle Peninsula is, as its name implies, the middle of three peninsulas on the western shore of Chesapeake Bay in Virginia. ... A U.S. state is any one of the 50 states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia, 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) Official languages English Area 110,862 km² (35th)  - Land 102,642 km²  - Water 8,220 km² (7. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A county seat is a town which is the capital of a county. ... Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} 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. ...


History

Mathew's County was established in 1791 from Gloucester County. The county is named for Brigadier General Thomas Mathews, then speaker of the House of Delegates of the General Assembly of Virginia. In 1776, Virginia' last Royal Governor, Lord Dunmore, left Virginia after being driven to Gwynn's Island by General Andrew Lewis and the Continental Army. 1791 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Gloucester County is an historical Chesapeake county located on the Middle Peninsula in the state of Virginia. ... A Brigadier General, or one-star general, is the lowest rank of general officer in the United States and some other countries, ranking just above Colonel and just below Major General. ... The House of Delegates is the name given to the lower house of the legislature in three US states—Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. ... The Virginia General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Virginia. ... This article is about the year 1776. ... This is a list of colonial governors of Virginia. ... Lord Dunmore John Murray, 4th Earl of Dunmore (1730–February 25, 1809) was the British governor of the Province of New York from 1770 to 1771 and the Virginia Colony, from September 25, 1771 until just before the American Revolutionary War began in June 1775. ... General is a military rank, in most nations the highest rank, although some nations have the higher rank of Field Marshal. ... Andrew Lewis (c. ... The Continental Army was the unified command structure of the thirteen colonies fighting Great Britain during the American Revolutionary War. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 653 km² (252 mi²). 222 km² (86 mi²) of it is land and 431 km² (166 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 65.99% 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. ... This article is about the unit of measure. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 9,207 people, 3,932 households, and 2,823 families residing in the county. The population density is 41/km² (108/mi²). There are 5,333 housing units at an average density of 24/km² (62/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 87.30% White, 11.25% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.31% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. 0.79% 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). ... Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} 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. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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 3,932 households out of which 24.20% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.20% are married couples living together, 7.90% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.20% are non-families. 24.90% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.50% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.32 and the average family size is 2.75.


In the county, the population is spread out with 19.90% under the age of 18, 5.20% from 18 to 24, 23.10% from 25 to 44, 30.10% from 45 to 64, and 21.60% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 46 years. For every 100 females there are 93.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.70 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $43,222, and the median income for a family is $50,653. Males have a median income of $36,294 versus $23,434 for females. The per capita income for the county is $23,610. 6.00% of the population and 4.30% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 7.50% are under the age of 18 and 4.80% are 65 or older.

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