Halifax County, Virginia

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Halifax County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the population was 37,355. Its county seat is Halifax[1].



Halifax County was established in 1752 from Lunenburg County. The county was named for George Montague-Dunk, 2nd Earl of Halifax.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 830 square miles (2,149.7 km2), of which 819 square miles (2,121.2 km2) is land and 10 square miles (25.9 km2) (1.24%) is water.

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As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 37,355 people, 15,018 households, and 10,512 families residing in the county. The population density was 46 people per square mile (18/km²). There were 16,953 housing units at an average density of 21 per square mile (8/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 60.32% White, 38.02% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.44% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. 1.23% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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