Hurt, Virginia

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Hurt, Virginia
Houses on Prospect Road
Houses on Prospect Road
Location of Hurt, Virginia
Location of Hurt, Virginia
Coordinates: 37°5′42″N 79°17′54″W / 37.09500°N 79.29833°W / 37.09500; -79.29833Coordinates: 37°5′42″N 79°17′54″W / 37.09500°N 79.29833°W / 37.09500; -79.29833
CountryUnited States
 • TypeCouncil-Manager
 • MayorGary Poindexter
 • Town CouncilCollin Adams
Donney Johnson
Rainy Clay
Steve Watson
Norman Bivens
Jeff Saunders
 • Total3.51 sq mi (9.10 km2)
 • Land3.48 sq mi (9.00 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.09 km2)
748 ft (228 m)
 • Total1,304
 • Estimate 
 • Density357.59/sq mi (138.07/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)434
FIPS code51-39224[3]
GNIS feature ID1468433[4]
WebsiteOfficial website

Hurt is a town in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, United States. Hurt's population was 1,304 at the 2010 census. It is included in the Danville, Virginia Metropolitan Statistical Area.


The community bears the name of Colonel John R. Hurt, an early citizen.[5]

Hill Grove School and Locust Hill are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[6]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.6 square miles (6.8 km²), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20171,243[2]−4.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,276 people, 541 households, and 385 families residing in the town. The population density was 487.2 people per square mile (188.0/km²). There were 592 housing units at an average density of 226.0 per square mile (87.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 86.52% White, 12.07% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.31% from other races, and 0.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.94% of the population.

There were 541 households out of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.4% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.7% were non-families. 24.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% 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 2.80.

In the town, the population was spread out with 21.7% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 17.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 87.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $36,467, and the median income for a family was $40,938. Males had a median income of $29,219 versus $21,675 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,875. About 9.3% of families and 10.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.6% of those under age 18 and 13.0% of those age 65 or over.

Notable person[edit]


  1. ^ "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Mar 28, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. p. 65.
  6. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.