Eastville, Virginia

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Eastville, Virginia
Town
Location in Northampton County and the state of Virginia.
Location in Northampton County and the state of Virginia.
Coordinates: 37°21′3″N 75°56′24″W / 37.35083°N 75.94000°W / 37.35083; -75.94000Coordinates: 37°21′3″N 75°56′24″W / 37.35083°N 75.94000°W / 37.35083; -75.94000
Country United States
State Virginia
County Northampton
Area
 • Total 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
 • Land 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 30 ft (9 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 203
 • Density 906.3/sq mi (349.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 23347
Area code(s) 757
FIPS code 51-24752[1]
GNIS feature ID 1498474[2]
Website Official website

Eastville is a town in Northampton County, Virginia, United States. The population was 203 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Northampton County.[3]

Geography[edit]

Eastville is located at 37°21′3″N 75°56′24″W / 37.35083°N 75.94000°W / 37.35083; -75.94000 (37.350961, -75.940056).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 203 people, 69 households, and 42 families residing in the town. The population density was 906.3 people per square mile (356.3/km²). There were 75 housing units at an average density of 334.8 per square mile (131.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 68.47% White, 29.06% African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.49% from other races, and 1.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.99% of the population.

There were 69 households out of which 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.9% were married couples living together, 14.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.7% were non-families. 34.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the town the population was spread out with 17.2% under the age of 18, 15.3% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 18.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 128.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 154.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $36,250, and the median income for a family was $60,208. Males had a median income of $16,250 versus $22,083 for females. The per capita income for the town was $21,621. None of the families and 6.4% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 12.1% of those over 64.

History[edit]

Eastville has been the County Seat of the County of Northampton, Virginia since 1680. The Old Courthouse was constructed about 1731 and contains the "oldest continuous county court records" in the United States. This is a true Colonial-Era town; the Declaration of Independence was publicly read from the steps of the courthouse in August 1776.

References[edit]

  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. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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