Virginia Charles City County Public Libraries

By | January 2, 2023

Overview of Charles City County, Virginia

According to countryaah, Charles City County is a county located in the state of Virginia. As of 2000, the population is 6,926. Its county seat is Charles City. It is located in the Richmond-Petersburg region and is a portion of the Richmond Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA).

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 529 km² (204 mi²). 473 km² (183 mi²) of it is land and 56 km² (21 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 10.51% water.

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Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there are 6,926 people, 2,670 households, and 1,975 families residing in the county. The population density is 15/km² (38/mi²). There are 2,895 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (16/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 35.66% White, 54.85% Black or African American, 7.84% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 1.37% from two or more races. 0.65% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 2,670 households out of which 27.50% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.60% are married couples living together, 15.20% have a female householder with no husband present, and 26.00% are non-families. 22.50% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.40% 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 3.02.

In the county, the population is spread out with 22.10% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 28.90% from 25 to 44, 28.80% from 45 to 64, and 12.60% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 96.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $42,745, and the median income for a family is $49,361. Males have a median income of $32,402 versus $26,000 for females. The per capita income for the county is $19,182. 10.60% of the population and 8.00% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 13.00% are under the age of 18 and 18.50% are 65 or older.

History

Charles City Shire was formed in 1634 by order of Charles I, King of England. It became Charles City County in 1643, and is considered one the five shires in Virginia still extant in essentially the same political entity (county) as they were originally formed in 1634.