Mecklenburg County, Virginia
is a county
located in the State
. As of 2000
, the population is 32,380. Its county seat
Geography\nAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau
, the county has a total area of 1,759 km²
). 1,616 km² (624 mi²) of it is land and 143 km² (55 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 8.15% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census2
, there are 32,380 people, 12,951 households, and 8,962 families residing in the county. The population density
is 20/km² (52/mi²). There are 17,403 housing units at an average density of 11/km² (28/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 59.24% White
, 39.08% Black
or African American
, 0.21% Native American
, 0.30% Asian
, 0.01% Pacific Islander
, 0.48% from other races
, and 0.68% from two or more races. 1.21% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 12,951 households out of which 26.50% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.00% are married couples living together, 14.10% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.80% are non-families. 27.20% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.20% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.38 and the average family size is 2.87.
In the county, the population is spread out with 21.60% under the age of 18, 7.20% from 18 to 24, 27.40% from 25 to 44, 26.00% from 45 to 64, and 17.80% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 97.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.50 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $31,380, and the median income for a family is $37,752. Males have a median income of $26,852 versus $19,609 for females. The per capita income for the county is $17,171. 15.50% of the population and 11.60% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 20.60% are under the age of 18 and 17.30% are 65 or older.