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Newsoms, Virginia

Newsoms is a town located in Southampton County, Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 282.


\nNewsoms is located at 36°37'40" North, 77°7'36" West (36.627714, -77.126695)
1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.3 km² (0.5 mi²). 1.3 km² (0.5 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.


\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 282 people, 124 households, and 77 families residing in the town. The population density is 217.8/km² (559.1/mi²). There are 141 housing units at an average density of 108.9/km² (279.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 54.96% White, 45.04% African American, 0.00% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 0.00% from two or more races. 0.00% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 124 households out of which 25.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.5% are married couples living together, 16.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 37.1% are non-families. 33.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 24.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.27 and the average family size is 2.90. In the town the population is spread out with 20.6% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 21.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females there are 74.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 79.2 males. The median income for a household in the town is $26,250, and the median income for a family is $40,000. Males have a median income of $28,125 versus $18,125 for females. The per capita income for the town is $16,633. 12.9% of the population and 9.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 11.8% are under the age of 18 and 24.4% are 65 or older.