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Halifax County, Virginia
Seal of Halifax County, Virginia
Map of Virginia highlighting Halifax County
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Virginia
Virginia's location in the U.S.
Founded 1752
Seat Halifax
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

, 1.24%
 - (2000)
 - Density


Halifax County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, "Commonwealth" — of Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the population was 37,355. Its county seat is Halifax6.


Halifax County was established in 1752 from Lunenburg County. The county is named for George Montague Dunk, Earl of Halifax.


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 (1.24%) is water.


As of the census² of 2000, there were 37,355 people, 15,018 households, and 10,512 families residing in the county. The population density was 18/km² (46/mi²). There were 16,953 housing units at an average density of 8/km² (21/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 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 were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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

In the county, the population was 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 were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 90.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,929, and the median income for a family was $37,845. Males had a median income of $27,498 versus $20,684 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,353. About 11.50% of families and 15.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.90% of those under age 18 and 19.60% of those age 65 or over.



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Coordinates: 36°46′N 78°56′W / 36.77, -78.94

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