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Encyclopedia > Patrick County, Virginia
Patrick County, Virginia
Seal of Patrick County, Virginia
Seal (Detail)
Map of Virginia highlighting Patrick County
Location in the state of Virginia
Formed 1791
Seat Stuart
Area
 - Total
 - Water

1,258 km² (486 mi²)
7 km² (3 mi²) 0.56% 
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

19,407
29/km² 
www.co.patrick.va.us

Patrick County is a county located in the state of Virginia. As of 2000, the population is 19,407. Its county seat is Stuart6. 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. ... 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 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). ... A county seat, in the United States, is a town which forms the seat of government of a county. ... Stuart is a town located in Patrick 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 (symbol sq. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... 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. ... 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. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat, in the United States, is a town which forms the seat of government of a county. ... Stuart is a town located in Patrick 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

Patrick County was formed in 1791, when Patrick Henry County was divided into Patrick County and Henry County. Patrick Henry County was named for Patrick Henry. Henry County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Patrick Henry (May 29, 1736 – June 6, 1799) was a prominent figure in the American Revolution. ...


Confederate cavalry commander Jeb Stuart was born on "Laurel Hill Plantation" in Patrick County on February 6th, 1833. Motto: Deo Vindice (Latin: Under God our Vindicator) Anthem: God Save the South (unofficial) Dixie (popular) Capital Montgomery, Alabama February 4, 1861–May 29, 1861 Richmond, Virginia May 29, 1861–April 9, 1865 Danville, Virginia April 3–April 10, 1865 Largest city New Orleans February 4, 1861 until captured May... James Ewell Brown Stuart (February 6, 1833 – May 12, 1864) was an American soldier from Virginia and a Confederate Army general during the American Civil War. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,258 km² (486 mi²). 1,251 km² (483 mi²) of it is land and 7 km² (3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.56% 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 (symbol sq. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 19,407 people, 8,141 households, and 5,812 families residing in the county. The population density is 16/km² (40/mi²). There are 9,823 housing units at an average density of 8/km² (20/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 91.75% White, 6.20% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.94% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. 1.87% 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 8,141 households out of which 28.50% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.90% are married couples living together, 8.60% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.60% are non-families. 25.80% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.40% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.36 and the average family size is 2.81. Marriage is a relationship and bond between individuals (termed spouses -- a male spouse is a husband and a female spouse, a wife) that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the county, the population is spread out with 21.70% under the age of 18, 7.10% from 18 to 24, 28.00% from 25 to 44, 26.70% from 45 to 64, and 16.50% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 96.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.90 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $28,705, and the median income for a family is $36,232. Males have a median income of $25,391 versus $18,711 for females. The per capita income for the county is $15,574. 13.40% of the population and 9.60% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 15.40% of those under the age of 18 and 18.00% 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 number of people. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Towns

Patrick Springs is a census-designated place located in Patrick County, Virginia. ... Stuart is a town located in Patrick County, Virginia. ...

External links

  • Official site


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Patrick County, Virginia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (446 words)
Patrick County is a county located in the state of Virginia.
In the county, the population is spread out with 21.70% under the age of 18, 7.10% from 18 to 24, 28.00% from 25 to 44, 26.70% from 45 to 64, and 16.50% who are 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the county is $28,705, and the median income for a family is $36,232.
Encyclopedia: Patrick County, Virginia (3518 words)
The Eastern Shore of Virginia is on the Atlantic Coast of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The Tidewater region of Virginia is the southeastern portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia, centered on Hampton Roads.
Virginia Beach is an independent city located in the South Hampton Roads area in the Commonwealth of Virginia, on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
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