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Patrick County, Virginia
Seal of Patrick County, Virginia
Map of Virginia highlighting Patrick County
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Virginia
Virginia's location in the U.S.
Founded 1791
Seat Stuart
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

, 0.56%
 - (2000)
 - Density


Patrick County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the population was 19,407. Its county seat is Stuart6.


Patrick County was formed in 1791, when Patrick Henry County was divided into Patrick County and Henry County. Patrick Henry County was named for Patrick Henry, and was formed in 1777.

Confederate cavalry commander Jeb Stuart was born on "Laurel Hill Farm" in Patrick County on February 6th, 1833.

Patrick County native Gerald L. Baliles served as Governor of Virginia from 1986 through 1990.

Patick County native Mary Sue Terry served as Attorney General of Virginia from 1986 until 1993.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,258 km² (486 mi²). 1,251 km² (483 mi²) of it is land and 7 km² (3 mi²) of it (0.56%) is water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there were 19,407 people, 8,141 households, and 5,812 families residing in the county. The population density was 16/km² (40/mi²). There were 9,823 housing units at an average density of 8/km² (20/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 91.75% White, 6.20% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.94% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. 1.87% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,141 households out of which 28.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.90% were married couples living together, 8.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.60% were non-families. 25.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.81.

In the county, the population was spread out with 21.70% under the age of 18, 7.10% from 18 to 24, 28.00% from 25 to 44, 26.70% from 45 to 64, and 16.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,705, and the median income for a family was $36,232. Males had a median income of $25,391 versus $18,711 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,574. About 9.60% of families and 13.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.40% of those under age 18 and 18.00% of those age 65 or over.


Part of the Rocky Knob American Viticultural Area, as defined by the federal government, is located in Patrick County.


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Coordinates: 36°41′N 80°17′W / 36.68, -80.29

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