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Encyclopedia > Scottsburg, Virginia

Scottsburg is a town located in Halifax County, Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 145.


Scottsburg is located at 36°45'36" North, 78°47'26" West (36.759890, -78.790515)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.9 km˛ (0.7 mi˛). 1.9 km˛ (0.7 mi˛) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 145 people, 56 households, and 39 families residing in the town. The population density is 75.7/km˛ (196.0/mi˛). There are 64 housing units at an average density of 33.4/km˛ (86.5/mi˛). The racial makeup of the town is 80.69% White, 16.55% African American, 0.00% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 2.76% from other races, and 0.00% from two or more races. 6.21% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 56 households out of which 35.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.8% are married couples living together, 17.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% are non-families. 26.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.59 and the average family size is 3.13.

In the town the population is spread out with 30.3% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 88.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $28,750, and the median income for a family is $25,938. Males have a median income of $28,750 versus $24,583 for females. The per capita income for the town is $15,289. 10.7% of the population and 13.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 8.9% of those under the age of 18 and 19.0% 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=36.75989&longitude=-78.790515&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=36.75989&lon=-78.790515&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-78.790515&lat=36.75989&w=750&h=500)

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