Chase City, Virginia

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Chase City, Virginia
Official seal of Chase City, Virginia
Location of Chase City, Virginia
Location of Chase City, Virginia
Coordinates: 36°47′58″N 78°27′40″W / 36.79944°N 78.46111°W / 36.79944; -78.46111Coordinates: 36°47′58″N 78°27′40″W / 36.79944°N 78.46111°W / 36.79944; -78.46111
Country United States
State Virginia
County Mecklenburg
 • Mayor John Eddie Bratton
 • Vice Mayor Lisa A. Gillispie
 • Town Council James Bohannon
Winthy Hatcher, Jr.
Dominique Sturdifen
Munsey A. Moore
Charles Willis
 • Town Manager Rickey G. Reese
 • Police Chief J. A. Jordon
 • Total 2.2 sq mi (5.7 km2)
 • Land 2.2 sq mi (5.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 571 ft (174 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,457
 • Density 1,121.2/sq mi (432.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 23924
Area code(s) 434
FIPS code 51-14984[1]
GNIS feature ID 1464752[2]
Website Official website

Chase City is a town in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, United States. Chase City was incorporated in 1873 and named for Salmon P. Chase, United States Chief Justice and Lincoln's Secretary of the Treasury. The population was 2,457 at the 2000 census. Tobacco and other crops are grown nearby.


The Chase City High School, MacCallum More and Hudgins House Historic District, and Shadow Lawn are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[3][4]


Chase City is located at 36°47′58″N 78°27′40″W / 36.79944°N 78.46111°W / 36.79944; -78.46111 (36.799312, -78.461019).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,457 people, 1,099 households, and 658 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,121.2 people per square mile (433.2/km²). There were 1,249 housing units at an average density of 570.0 per square mile (220.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 53.52% White, 44.65% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.12% Asian,0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.49% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.34% of the population.

There were 1,099 households out of which 26.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.6% were married couples living together, 18.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.1% were non-families. 36.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 21.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 80.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $22,193, and the median income for a family was $32,700. Males had a median income of $26,712 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,559. About 15.9% of families and 22.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.4% of those under age 18 and 20.3% of those age 65 or over.

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  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  4. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 9/07/10 through 9/10/10. National Park Service. 2010-09-17. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.