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Halifax County, Virginia
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Halifax County, Virginia

Halifax County is a county located in the State of Virginia. As of 2000, the population is 37,355. Its county seat is Halifax6.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,149 km² (830 mi²). 2,122 km² (819 mi²) of it is land and 27 km² (10 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.24% water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 37,355 people, 15,018 households, and 10,512 families residing in the county. The population density is 18/km² (46/mi²). There are 16,953 housing units at an average density of 8/km² (21/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 60.32% White, 38.02% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.44% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. 1.23% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 15,018 households out of which 28.60% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.20% are married couples living together, 14.80% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.00% are non-families. 27.40% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.10% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.43 and the average family size is 2.94.

In the county, the population is spread out with 23.40% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 26.40% from 25 to 44, 26.30% from 45 to 64, and 17.10% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 90.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 86.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $29,929, and the median income for a family is $37,845. Males have a median income of $27,498 versus $20,684 for females. The per capita income for the county is $16,353. 15.70% of the population and 11.50% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 18.90% are under the age of 18 and 19.60% are 65 or older.

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