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Westmoreland County, Virginia

Westmoreland County is a county located in the Northern Neck of the State of Virginia. As of 2000, the population is 16,718. Its county seat is Montross6.


\nAccording to the
U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 654 km² (253 mi²). 594 km² (229 mi²) of it is land and 61 km² (23 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 9.29% water.


\nAs of the
census2 of 2000, there are 16,718 people, 6,846 households, and 4,689 families residing in the county. The population density is 28/km² (73/mi²). There are 9,286 housing units at an average density of 16/km² (40/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 65.41% White, 30.89% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.75% from other races, and 1.29% from two or more races. 3.46% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 6,846 households out of which 25.70% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.70% are married couples living together, 13.50% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.50% are non-families. 26.90% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.60% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.43 and the average family size is 2.91. In the county, the population is spread out with 23.00% under the age of 18, 6.30% from 18 to 24, 23.90% from 25 to 44, 27.80% from 45 to 64, and 19.00% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 43 years. For every 100 females there are 92.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.90 males. The median income for a household in the county is $35,797, and the median income for a family is $41,357. Males have a median income of $31,333 versus $22,221 for females. The per capita income for the county is $19,473. 14.70% of the population and 11.20% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 21.10% are under the age of 18 and 12.50% are 65 or older.