Boykins, Virginia

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Boykins is a town in Southampton County, Virginia, United States. The population was 620 at the 2000 census.



Boykins is located at 36°34′50″N 77°12′0″W / 36.58056°N 77.2°W / 36.58056; -77.2 (36.580593, -77.200094)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²), all of it land.

Boykins is at the junction of routes 35 and 186 near the North Carolina state line.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 620 people, 255 households, and 180 families residing in the town. The population density was 905.6 people per square mile (352.0/km²). There were 287 housing units at an average density of 419.2/sq mi (163.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 61.61% White, 37.42% African American, 0.32% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.13% of the population.

There were 255 households out of which 23.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.9% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.4% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the town the population was spread out with 22.4% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 22.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 89.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $31,406, and the median income for a family was $40,000. Males had a median income of $29,821 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,148. About 8.4% of families and 15.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.3% of those under age 18 and 10.1% of those age 65 or over.


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