is a town located in Tazewell County, Virginia
. As of the 2000
census, the town had a total population of 4,206. It is the county seat
of Tazewell County6
Geography\nTazewell is located at 37°7'37" North, 81°31'10" West (37.126938, -81.519455)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the town has a total area of 10.5 km²
). 10.5 km² (4.0 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 4,206 people, 1,650 households, and 1,098 families residing in the town. The population density
is 402.0/km² (1,040.1/mi²). There are 1,804 housing units at an average density of 172.4/km² (446.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 88.78% White, 9.32% African American
, 0.17% Native American
, 0.52% Asian
, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.36% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. 0.62% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 1,650 households out of which 26.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.7% are married couples living together, 11.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.4% are non-families. 31.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 15.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.25 and the average family size is 2.81.
In the town the population is spread out with 18.6% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 21.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 43 years. For every 100 females there are 92.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.3 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $28,510, and the median income for a family is $37,792. Males have a median income of $35,912 versus $22,664 for females. The per capita income for the town is $15,468. 20.6% of the population and 11.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 20.7% are under the age of 18 and 27.8% are 65 or older.