Jarratt, Virginia

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Jarratt, Virginia
Location of Jarratt in Virginia
Location of Jarratt in Virginia
Coordinates: 36°48′57″N 77°28′11″W / 36.81583°N 77.46972°W / 36.81583; -77.46972Coordinates: 36°48′57″N 77°28′11″W / 36.81583°N 77.46972°W / 36.81583; -77.46972
Country United States
State Virginia
Counties Greensville, Sussex
 • Total 1.26 sq mi (3.26 km2)
 • Land 1.26 sq mi (3.26 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 151 ft (46 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 638
 • Density 507/sq mi (195.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 23867, 23870
Area code(s) 434
FIPS code 51-40536[1]
GNIS feature ID 1495754[2]
Website www.jarrattva.com

Jarratt is a town in Greensville and Sussex counties in the U.S. state of Virginia. The population was 638 at the 2010 census,[3] up from 589 at the 2000 census. In 1848, Jarrat's was a stop on the Petersburg Railroad. Jaratt was incorporated in 1938.[4]


Jarratt is located on the border of Greensville and Sussex counties, just west of Interstate 95, which provides access from Exit 20 (Henry Road). It is 10 miles (16 km) north of Emporia and 33 miles (53 km) south of Petersburg via I-95.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.3 km2), all land.[3]

Government and infrastructure[edit]

The United States Postal Service operates the Jarratt Post Office.[5]

The Virginia Department of Corrections operates the Greensville Correctional Center in unincorporated Greensville County, near Jarratt.[6] Greensville houses the Commonwealth of Virginia execution chamber.[7]


Template:US Census population - MB As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 589 people, 271 households, and 175 families residing in the town. The population density was 464.8 people per square mile (179.1/km²). There were 293 housing units at an average density of 231.2 per square mile (89.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 63.16% White, 35.99% African American, 0.17% Asian, 0.34% from other races, and 0.34% from two or more races.

There were 271 households out of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.6% were married couples living together, 15.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.1% were non-families. 32.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.71.

In the town, the population was spread out with 22.4% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 25.6% 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 86.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,125, and the median income for a family was $38,942. Males had a median income of $31,319 versus $30,417 for females. The per capita income for the town was $24,291. About 11.4% of families and 13.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.3% of those under age 18 and 8.5% of those age 65 or over.


  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. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Jarratt town, Virginia". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 29, 2017. 
  4. ^ http://www.jarrattva.com/ "Incorporated by Order of the Circuit Court of Sussex County, June 20, 1938"
  5. ^ "Post Office Location - JARRATT." United States Postal Service. Retrieved on August 22, 2010.
  6. ^ "Greensville Correctional Center/Greensville Work Center (major male institution)." Virginia Department of Corrections. Retrieved on August 22, 2010.
  7. ^ "Virginia Death Row/Execution Facts." My FOX DC. Tuesday November 10, 2009. Retrieved on August 22, 2010.

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