Windsor, Virginia

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Windsor, Virginia
Location in Virginia
Location in Virginia
Coordinates: 36°48′40″N 76°44′37″W / 36.81111°N 76.74361°W / 36.81111; -76.74361Coordinates: 36°48′40″N 76°44′37″W / 36.81111°N 76.74361°W / 36.81111; -76.74361
CountryUnited States
StateVirginia
CountyIsle of Wight
Founded1902
Government
 • MayorCarita Richardson
Area
 • Total4.03 sq mi (10.44 km2)
 • Land4.02 sq mi (10.40 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.04 km2)
Elevation
79 ft (24 m)
Population
 • Total2,626
 • Density654/sq mi (252.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
23487
Area code(s)757
FIPS code51-86784[1]
GNIS feature ID1500328[2]
Websitewww.windsor-va.gov

Windsor is an incorporated town in Isle of Wight County in the Hampton Roads region of southeastern Virginia in the United States. It is located near the crossroads of U.S. Route 460 and U.S. Route 258. The population was 2,626 at the 2010 census,[3] up from 916 at the 2000 census.

History[edit]

The Henry Saunders House and William Scott Farmstead are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[4]

Geography[edit]

Windsor is located in southern Isle of Wight County at 36°48′40″N 76°44′37″W / 36.81111°N 76.74361°W / 36.81111; -76.74361 (36.811175, −76.743658).[5] U.S. Route 460 passes through the center of town, leading southeast 11 miles (18 km) to Suffolk and northwest 47 miles (76 km) to Petersburg. Norfolk is 29 miles (47 km) east of Windsor via US-460 and U.S. Route 58. U.S. Route 258 crosses US-460 on the western side of Windsor, leading north 15 miles (24 km) to Smithfield and southwest the same distance to Franklin.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Windsor has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10.4 km2), of which 0.02 square miles (0.04 km2), or 0.41%, are water.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880266
1910328
1920326−0.6%
193037113.8%
194041110.8%
19504519.7%
196057928.4%
197068518.3%
198098543.8%
19901,0254.1%
2000916−10.6%
20102,626186.7%
Est. 20162,683[6]2.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 916 people, 389 households, and 269 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,077.2 people per square mile (416.1/km²). There were 422 housing units at an average density of 496.3 per square mile (191.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 89.74% White, 9.06% African American, 0.44% Native American, and 0.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.98% of the population.

There were 389 households out of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.6% were non-families. 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the town, the population was spread out with 23.8% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 27.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $36,528, and the median income for a family was $44,167. Males had a median income of $34,205 versus $25,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,999. About 5.9% of families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.4% of those under age 18 and 8.2% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Windsor Elementary School serves students in grades of Pre-K through 5. The school mascot is the hornet, and for the 2010 – 2011 school year had a total enrollment of 613 students.

Georgie D. Tyler Middle School serves students in grades 6 through 8 and has a Titan as the school mascot the school colors are blue and silver. The school used to be called Windsor Middle School. During Windsor Middle School's 2010 – 2011 school year yielded a total enrollment of 328 students. Georgie D Tyler Middle School opened in late summer of 2014 .

Windsor High School serves students in grades 9 through 12. The school colors are dark blue and gold and the mascot is the Duke(s). There were 501 students enrolled during the 2010 – 2011 school year. The school supports athletic teams in the following sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Track, Tennis, Wrestling and Volleyball. [8]

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): Windsor town, Virginia". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved April 13, 2018.
  4. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "IWCS Web Page". Retrieved 8 November 2012.

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