Floyd, Virginia

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Floyd is a town in Floyd County, Virginia, United States. The population was 432 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Floyd County[3]. The Town of Floyd was originally named Jacksonville as the surrounding county was formed during the tenure of President Andrew Jackson. The name was subsequently changed to Floyd.



Floyd is located at 36°54′44″N 80°19′6″W / 36.91222°N 80.31833°W / 36.91222; -80.31833 (36.912150, -80.318408)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 432 people, 238 households, and 117 families residing in the town. The population density was 942.3 people per square mile (362.6/km²). There were 264 housing units at an average density of 575.9/sq mi (221.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 93.29% White, 4.63% African American, 0.23% Asian, 0.23% Pacific Islander, 0.69% from other races, and 0.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.69% of the population.

There were 238 households out of which 18.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.0% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 50.8% were non-families. 49.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 31.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.82 and the average family size was 2.57.

In the town the population was spread out with 18.5% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 22.7% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 30.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 70.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 66.0 males.

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