Bensley, Virginia

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Bensley is a census-designated place (CDP) in Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States. The population was 5,435 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Bensley is located at 37°26′56″N 77°26′44″W / 37.44889°N 77.44556°W / 37.44889; -77.44556 (37.448897, -77.445605)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.9 square miles (7.5 km²), of which, 2.9 square miles (7.5 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.69%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,435 people, 2,252 households, and 1,407 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,882.8 people per square mile (726.1/km²). There were 2,368 housing units at an average density of 820.3/sq mi (316.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 62.34% White, 24.32% African American, 0.64% Native American, 4.40% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 5.04% from other races, and 3.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.68% of the population.

There were 2,252 households out of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.3% were married couples living together, 18.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.5% were non-families. 30.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 11.0% from 18 to 24, 32.5% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 98.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $30,523, and the median income for a family was $35,344. Males had a median income of $28,333 versus $21,968 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $14,896. About 13.6% of families and 14.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.5% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over.

References

Bellwood | Bensley | Bon Air | Chester | Chesterfield Court House | Ettrick | Matoaca

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