Richmond County, Virginia

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Richmond County is a county located on the Northern Neck in the Commonwealth of Virginia, a state in the United States. As of 2000, the population was 8,809. Its county seat is Warsaw[1]. The rural county should not be confused with the large city and state capital Richmond, Virginia, which is over an hour's drive away.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 216 square miles (560 km²), of which 191 square miles (496 km²) is land and 25 square miles (65 km²) (11.52%) is water.

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 8809 people, 2,937 households, and 2,000 families residing in the county. The population density was 46 people per square mile (18/km²). There were 3,512 housing units at an average density of 18 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 64.77% White, 33.17% Black or African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.85% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. 2.10% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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