Virgilina, Virginia

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Virgilina, Virginia
Town
Street scene in Virgilina
Street scene in Virgilina
Location of Virgilina, Virginia
Location of Virgilina, Virginia
Coordinates: 36°32′43″N 78°46′25″W / 36.54528°N 78.77361°W / 36.54528; -78.77361Coordinates: 36°32′43″N 78°46′25″W / 36.54528°N 78.77361°W / 36.54528; -78.77361
Country United States
State Virginia
County Halifax
Government
 • Mayor Ralph Murray
 • Chief of Police Ralph Murray
Area
 • Total 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)
 • Land 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 551 ft (168 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 154
 • Density 249/sq mi (96.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 24598
Area code(s) 434
FIPS code 51-81312[1]
GNIS feature ID 1493858[2]

Virgilina is a town in Halifax County, Virginia, United States. The population was 154 at the 2010 census.[3] Virgilina was once a copper mining town. It is named "Virgilina" because it is located on the Virginia and North Carolina border.

Geography[edit]

Virgilina is located in the southeast corner of Halifax County at 36°32′43″N 78°46′25″W / 36.54528°N 78.77361°W / 36.54528; -78.77361 (36.545244, -78.773720).[4] The town's southern border is the Virginia–North Carolina line. It is approximately 15 miles from Roxboro, North Carolina. Virginia State Routes 96 and 49 intersect at the center of town. VA-96 leads west 7 miles (11 km) to U.S. Route 501 south of Cluster Springs, while VA-49 leads northeast 14 miles (23 km) to Clarksville. Both highway numbers continue into North Carolina: NC 96 leads southeast 20 miles (32 km) to Oxford, North Carolina, while NC 49 runs southwest 17 miles (27 km) to Roxboro, North Carolina.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Virgilina has a total area of 0.62 square miles (1.6 km2), all of it land.[3] The town center sits on a small ridge, with both sides draining to tributaries of Aarons Creek, which flows north to the Dan River, part of the Roanoke River watershed.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 200
1910 270 35.0%
1920 350 29.6%
1930 338 −3.4%
1940 358 5.9%
1950 323 −9.8%
1960 286 −11.5%
1970 249 −12.9%
1980 212 −14.9%
1990 161 −24.1%
2000 159 −1.2%
2010 154 −3.1%
Est. 2016 142 [5] −7.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 159 people, 76 households, and 43 families residing in the town. The population density was 256.2 people per square mile (99.0/km²). There were 86 housing units at an average density of 138.6 per square mile (53.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 93.08% White, 1.66% African American and 1.26% Native American.

There were 76 households out of which 15.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.1% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.4% were non-families. 43.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.09 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the town, the population was spread out with 18.9% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 26.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females, there were 82.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $33,333, and the median income for a family was $43,125. Males had a median income of $30,625 versus $28,125 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,337. None of the families and 3.2% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 11.4% of those over 64.

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. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Virgilina town, Virginia". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 21, 2018. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.