Greensville County, Virginia
|Greensville County, Virginia|
Greensville County Courthouse, also serving the City of Emporia
Location in the state of Virginia
Virginia's location in the U.S.
|• Total||297 sq mi (769 km2)|
|• Land||295 sq mi (764 km2)|
|• Water||1 sq mi (3 km2), 0.46%|
|• Density||39/sq mi (15/km²)|
Greensville County was established in 1781 from Brunswick County. The county is probably named for Sir Richard Grenville, leader of the settlement on Roanoke Island, 1585. There is also belief that it may be named after Nathanael Greene, a Major General of the Continental Army and one of George Washington's brightest officers.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 297 square miles (769.2 km2), of which 295 square miles (764.0 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.46%) is water.
Adjacent counties / independent city
- Brunswick County, Virginia - west
- Dinwiddie County, Virginia - north
- Sussex County, Virginia - northeast
- Southampton County, Virginia - east
- Northampton County, North Carolina - south
- Emporia, Virginia - center (enclave)
As of the census of 2000, there were 11,560 people, 3,375 households, and 2,396 families residing in the county. The population density was 39 people per square mile (15/km²). There were 3,765 housing units at an average density of 13 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 38.94% White, 59.75% Black or African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.47% from other races, and 0.32% from two or more races. 0.93% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 3,375 households out of which 29.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.80% were married couples living together, 16.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.00% were non-families. 25.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.99.
In the county, the population was spread out with 18.20% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 38.70% from 25 to 44, 24.20% from 45 to 64, and 11.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 160.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 177.80 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $32,002, and the median income for a family was $38,810. Males had a median income of $24,919 versus $19,849 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,632. 14.70% of the population and 12.40% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 17.00% are under the age of 18 and 18.60% are 65 or older.
Government and infrastructure
Board of Supervisors
District 1: James C. Vaughan (I)
District 2: Michael W. Ferguson (I)
District 3: Margaret T. Lee (I)
District 4: Peggy R. Wiley (I)
*Clerk of the Circuit Court: Robert C. Wrenn (I)
Commissioner of the Revenue: Martha S. Swenson (I)
*Commonwealth's Attorney: Patricia Taylor Watson (I)
*Sheriff: James R. Edwards, Jr. (I)
Treasurer: Pamela Allen Lifsey (I)
*Positions shared with Emporia City.
Greensville is represented by Democrat L. Louise Lucas in the Virginia Senate, Democrat Roslyn C. Tyler in the Virginia House of Delegates, and Republican J. Randy Forbes in the U.S. House of Representatives.
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- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
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- "Greensville Correctional Center/Greensville Work Center (major male institution)." Virginia Department of Corrections. Retrieved on August 22, 2010.
- "Virginia Death Row/Execution Facts." My FOX DC. Tuesday November 10, 2009. Retrieved on August 22, 2010.
||Dinwiddie County||Sussex County|
|Brunswick County||Southampton County|
|Northampton County, North Carolina|