Virginia Caroline County Public Libraries

By | January 2, 2023

We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in Caroline County, Virginia. This list includes library formal name, street address, postal code, phone number and how many books are available. Check the following list to see all public libraries in Virginia Caroline County.

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17202 Richmond Turnpike, Bowling Green, VA 22427
Phone Number: (804) 633-5455 Caroline N/A N/A

2. Library System CAROLINE LIBRARY, INC.
17202 Richmond Turnpike, Bowling Green, VA 22427
Phone Number: (804) 633-5455 Caroline 38,431 32,583

3. Central Library CAROLINE LIBRARY, INC.
17202 Richmond Turnpike, Bowling Green, VA 22427
Phone Number: (804) 633-5455 Caroline N/A N/A

4. Branch Library DAWN BRANCH
Street Address: 16315-c Dawn Boulevard, Hanover, VA 23069
Phone Number: (804) 994-2770 Caroline N/A N/A

5. Branch Library LADYSMITH BRANCH
Street Address: 18108 Allen Street, Ruther Glen, VA 22546
Phone Number: (804) 448-0357 Caroline N/A N/A

6. Branch Library PORT ROYAL BRANCH
Street Address: 419 King Street, Port Royal, VA 22535
Phone Number: (804) 742-5254 Caroline N/A N/A

Overview of Caroline County, Virginia

Caroline County is a county located in the state of Virginia. As of 2000, the population is 22,121. Its county seat is Bowling Green.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,396 km² (539 mi²). 1,379 km² (533 mi²) of it is land and 16 km² (6 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.18% water. Caroline County is 30 miles North of the capitol in Richmond and 22 miles South of Fredericksburg.

Caroline County is also home to a quarry that has proved a rich source of pre-historic whale and shark skeletons. The whole county is located in what was in ancient times an ocean and is now known to palaentologists as the middle Miocene Calvert Formation of Virginia. A whale skeleton discovered there in 1990 was later proved to be a new whale species (see Eobalaenoptera harrisoni).


As of the census of 2000, there are 22,121 people, 8,021 households, and 6,007 families residing in the county. The population density is 16/km² (42/mi²). There are 8,889 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (17/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 62.57% White, 34.37% Black or African American, 0.78% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.52% from other races, and 1.37% from two or more races. 1.33% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 8,021 households out of which 31.70% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.30% are married couples living together, 13.20% have a female householder with no husband present, and 25.10% are non-families. 20.50% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.20% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.69 and the average family size is 3.08.

In the county, the population is spread out with 24.80% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 29.90% from 25 to 44, 25.00% from 45 to 64, and 12.90% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 99.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 97.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $39,845, and the median income for a family is $43,533. Males have a median income of $31,701 versus $22,455 for females. The per capita income for the county is $18,342. 9.40% of the population and 7.20% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 12.00% of those under the age of 18 and 11.70% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.


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