Richmond County, Virginia

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Richmond County, Virginia
Seal of Richmond County, Virginia
Map of Virginia highlighting Richmond County
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of USA VA
Virginia's location in the U.S.
Founded 1692
Seat Warsaw
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

, 11.52%
 - (2000)
 - Density


Richmond County is a county located on the Northern Neck in the Commonwealth of Virginia, a state in the United States. As of 2000, the population is 8,809. Its county seat is Warsaw6. The rural county should not be confused with the large city and state capital Richmond, which is over an hour's drive away.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 560 km² (216 mi²). 496 km² (191 mi²) of it is land and 65 km² (25 mi²) of it (11.52%) is water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there were 8,809 people, 2,937 households, and 2,000 families residing in the county. The population density was 18/km² (46/mi²). There were 3,512 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (18/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 64.77% White, 33.17% Black or African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.85% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. 2.10% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,937 households out of which 27.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.30% were married couples living together, 11.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.90% were non-families. 28.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the county, the population was spread out with 18.40% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 31.80% from 25 to 44, 24.10% from 45 to 64, and 17.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 127.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 131.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,026, and the median income for a family was $42,143. Males had a median income of $30,722 versus $21,807 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,675. About 11.90% of families and 15.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.20% of those under age 18 and 12.50% of those age 65 or over.

In 2004 the Menokin Bluegrass Festival was launched in Richmond County at the ruins of Francis Lightfoot Lee's (a signer of the Declaration of Independence) ancestral home, Menokin. The festival attracts thousands of bluegrass fans every year in a celebration of the Northern Neck's musical and historical heritage.

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Coordinates: 37°56′N 76°43′W / 37.94, -76.72

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