Tazewell, Virginia

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Tazewell is a town in Tazewell County, Virginia, USA. The population was 4,206 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Bluefield, WV-VA micropolitan area, which has a population of 107,578. It is the county seat of Tazewell County[3].

Originally named Jeffersonville, Tazewell is situated near the headwaters of the Clinch River. It is one of the smallest towns in the United States to once own a street car.



Tazewell is located at 37°07′37″N 81°31′10″W / 37.126938°N 81.519455°W / 37.126938; -81.519455 (37.126938, -81.519455).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10.5 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,206 people, 1,650 households, and 1,098 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,040.1 people per square mile (402.0/km2). There were 1,804 housing units at an average density of 446.1/sq mi (172.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 88.78% White, 9.32% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.52% Asian, 0.36% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.62% of the population.

There were 1,650 households out of which 26.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.7% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.4% were non-families. 31.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.81.

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