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Encyclopedia > Tazewell County, Virginia
Tazewell County, Virginia
Seal of Tazewell County, Virginia
Seal (Detail)
Map of Virginia highlighting Tazewell County
Location in the state of Virginia
Formed December 20, 1799
Seat Tazewell
Area
 - Total
 - Water

1,347 km² (520 mi²)
0 km² (0 mi²) 0.03% 
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

44,598
15/km² 
Official Website
www.tazewellcounty.org

Tazewell County is a county located in the state of Virginia. As of 2000, the population is 44,598. It is part of the Bluefield WV-VA micropolitan area which has a population of 107,578. The micropolitan area is the 350th largest statistical population area and the thirty-third largest micropolitan in the United States. Its county seat is Tazewell6. Image File history File links Taz_Co_Seal. ... 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_Tazewell_County. ... December 20 is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1799 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... A county seat is an administrative centre for a county. ... Tazewell is a town located in Tazewell County, Virginia, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 4,206. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... 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. ... The United States Census of year 2000, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... 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 Official languages English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Governor Mark R. Warner (D) Tim Kaine (D-Governor Elect) Senators John Warner (R) George Allen (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 35th 110,862 km² 7. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... United States micropolitan areas, as defined by the Census Bureau and the Office of Management and Budget, are areas in the United States based around a core city or town with a population of 10,000 to 49,999. ... A county seat is an administrative centre for a county. ... Tazewell is a town located in Tazewell County, Virginia, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 4,206. ... 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

Tazewell County was created on December 20, 1799. The land for the county was taken from portions of Wyth and Russell Counties. It was named after Henry Tazewell, a United States Senator from Virginia as well as a state legislator and judge. December 20 is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1799 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1790 Seat Wytheville Area  - Total  - Water 1,200 km² (463 mi²) 4 km² (1 mi²) 0. ... Russell County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... Categories: People stubs | United States Senators | 1753 births | 1799 deaths ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,347 km² (520 mi²). 1,346 km² (520 mi²) of it is land and 0 km² (0 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.03% 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 44,598 people, 18,277 households, and 13,232 families residing in the county. The population density is 33/km² (86/mi²). There are 20,390 housing units at an average density of 15/km² (39/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 96.16% White, 2.29% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.61% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.16% from other races, and 0.62% from two or more races. 0.51% 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 18,277 households out of which 28.70% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.20% are married couples living together, 10.80% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.60% are non-families. 25.20% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.90% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.40 and the average family size is 2.85. Marriage is a relationship between individuals which has formed the foundation of the family for most societies. ...


In the county, the population is spread out with 21.40% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 27.20% from 25 to 44, 27.50% from 45 to 64, and 15.50% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 92.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.70 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $27,304, and the median income for a family is $33,732. Males have a median income of $28,780 versus $19,648 for females. The per capita income for the county is $15,282. 15.30% of the population and 11.70% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 20.30% of those under the age of 18 and 13.90% 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

Bluefield is a town located in Tazewell County, Virginia, along the Bluestone River. ... Cedar Bluff is a town located in Tazewell County, Virginia. ... Pocahontas is a town located in Tazewell County, Virginia, named for the Algonquian Indian woman Pocahontas. ... Richlands is a town located in Tazewell County, Virginia. ... Tazewell is a town located in Tazewell County, Virginia, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 4,206. ...

Communites

  • Claypool Hill
  • Hidden Valley
  • Pounding Mill
  • Raven
  • Wardell

Education

Colleges

Bluefield is a town located in Tazewell County, Virginia, along the Bluestone River. ... Richlands is a town located in Tazewell County, Virginia. ...

Public High Schools

Bluefield is a town located in Tazewell County, Virginia, along the Bluestone River. ... Pocahontas is a town located in Tazewell County, Virginia, named for the Algonquian Indian woman Pocahontas. ... Richlands is a town located in Tazewell County, Virginia. ... Tazewell is a town located in Tazewell County, Virginia, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 4,206. ...

Professional Sports Teams


The Bluefield Orioles, a professional baseball team, is a minor league affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, representing the twin cities of Bluefield, West Virginia and Bluefield, Virginia. ... Bluefield is a town located in Tazewell County, Virginia, along the Bluestone River. ...

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