Chase City, Virginia

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Chase City is a town in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, United States. The population was 2,457 at the 2000 census. Tobacco and other crops are grown nearby. There is a large reservoir nearby popular with boaters and fishermen.


Chase City is located at 36°47′58″N 78°27′40″W / 36.79944°N 78.46111°W / 36.79944; -78.46111 (36.799312, -78.461019)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,457 people, 1,099 households, and 658 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,121.2 people per square mile (433.2/km²). There were 1,249 housing units at an average density of 570.0/sq mi (220.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 53.52% White, 44.65% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.12% Asian,0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.49% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.34% of the population.

There were 1,099 households out of which 26.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.6% were married couples living together, 18.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.1% were non-families. 36.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 21.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 80.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $22,193, and the median income for a family was $32,700. Males had a median income of $26,712 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,559. About 15.9% of families and 22.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.4% of those under age 18 and 20.3% of those age 65 or over.


Boydton | Brodnax‡ | Chase City | Clarksville‡ | La Crosse | South Hill

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