Wythe County, Virginia

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Template:US County infobox Wythe County is a county located in the state of Virginia. As of 2000, the population is 27,599. Its county seat is Wytheville6.

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History

Wythe County was formed from Montgomery County in 1790. It was named after George Wythe, the first Virginia signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,203 km² (465 mi²). 1,200 km² (463 mi²) of it is land and 4 km² (1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.29% water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 27,599 people, 11,511 households, and 8,103 families residing in the county. The population density is 23/km² (60/mi²). There are 12,744 housing units at an average density of 11/km² (28/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 95.76% White, 2.87% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.24% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. 0.57% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 11,511 households out of which 28.90% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.20% are married couples living together, 10.50% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.60% are non-families. 26.30% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.70% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.36 and the average family size is 2.83.

In the county, the population is spread out with 21.80% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 28.90% from 25 to 44, 25.90% from 45 to 64, and 15.80% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 91.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $32,235, and the median income for a family is $40,188. Males have a median income of $29,053 versus $20,550 for females. The per capita income for the county is $17,639. 11.00% of the population and 8.50% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 12.50% of those under the age of 18 and 13.40% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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Colleges

  • Breckbill Bible College, Grahams Forge
  • Wytheville Community College, Wytheville

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