Stony Creek, Virginia

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Stony Creek, Virginia
Downtown
Downtown
Location of Stony Creek, Virginia
Location of Stony Creek, Virginia
Coordinates: 36°56′47″N 77°23′59″W / 36.94639°N 77.39972°W / 36.94639; -77.39972Coordinates: 36°56′47″N 77°23′59″W / 36.94639°N 77.39972°W / 36.94639; -77.39972
CountryUnited States
StateVirginia
CountySussex
Area
 • Total0.58 sq mi (1.49 km2)
 • Land0.58 sq mi (1.49 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
95 ft (29 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total198
 • Estimate 
(2018)[2]
180
 • Density312.50/sq mi (120.68/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
23882
Area code(s)434
FIPS code51-75840[3]
GNIS feature ID1500170[4]

Stony Creek is a town in Sussex County, Virginia, United States. The population was 198 at the 2010 census.

History

In 1848, Stony Creek was a stop on the Petersburg Railroad. Glenview, Nottoway Archeological Site, and Rose Bower are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[5]

Geography

Stony Creek is located at 36°56′47″N 77°23′59″W / 36.94639°N 77.39972°W / 36.94639; -77.39972 (36.946277, −77.399837).[6] According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.5 km²), all of it land.

Stony Creek is located along Interstate 95 at Exit 31 (VA 40), but is also served by Exit 33 (VSR 602) with US 301 running along the west side as a frontage road at both interchanges. The former Petersburg Railroad line is now part of the CSX North End Subdivision.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920345
193046534.8%
19404936.0%
1950482−2.2%
1960437−9.3%
1970430−1.6%
1980329−23.5%
1990271−17.6%
2000202−25.5%
2010198−2.0%
Est. 2018180[2]−9.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 202 people, 99 households, and 56 families living in the town. The population density was 350.6 people per square mile (134.5/km²). There were 118 housing units at an average density of 204.8 per square mile (78.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 69.80% White, 29.21% African American and 0.99% Asian.

There were 99 households out of which 16.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.5% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.4% were non-families. 38.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.04 and the average family size was 2.71.

In the town, the population was spread out with 16.8% under the age of 18, 4.0% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 28.2% from 45 to 64, and 21.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $33,125, and the median income for a family was $48,750. Males had a median income of $31,667 versus $21,964 for females. The per capita income for the town was $27,693. About 9.3% of families and 10.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.8% of those under the age of eighteen and 12.5% of those sixty five or over.

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Stony Creek has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[8]

References

Media related to Stony Creek, Virginia at Wikimedia Commons

  1. ^ "2018 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Feb 16, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  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. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ Climate Summary for Stony Creek, Virginia