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Albemarle County, Virginia

Albemarle County is a county located in the U.S. State of Virginia. As of 2000, the population is 79,236. Its county seat is Charlottesville6.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,881 km² (726 mi²). 1,872 km² (723 mi²) of it is land and 9 km² (4 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.49% water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 79,236 people, 31,876 households, and 21,070 families residing in the county. The population density is 42/km² (110/mi²). There are 33,720 housing units at an average density of 18/km² (47/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 85.16% White, 9.65% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 2.86% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.86% from other races, and 1.29% from two or more races. 2.56% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 31,876 households out of which 32.00% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.20% are married couples living together, 9.10% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.90% are non-families. 27.00% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.00% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.44 and the average family size is 2.99.

In the county, the population is spread out with 24.80% under the age of 18, 7.30% from 18 to 24, 30.90% from 25 to 44, 24.50% from 45 to 64, and 12.50% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 92.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $50,749, and the median income for a family is $63,407. Males have a median income of $39,622 versus $30,645 for females. The per capita income for the county is $28,852. 6.70% of the population and 4.20% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 6.50% are under the age of 18 and 4.70% are 65 or older.


As an independent city, Charlottesville is not part of Albemarle County, despite its status as the county seat.