Kenbridge, Virginia

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Kenbridge is a town in Lunenburg County, Virginia, United States. The population was 1,253 at the 2000 census. It is in a tobacco farming area. The area is home to noted folk artist Eldridge Bagley.



Kenbridge is located at 36°57′46″N 78°7′37″W / 36.96278°N 78.12694°W / 36.96278; -78.12694 (36.962805, -78.126896)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,253 people, 529 households, and 320 families residing in the town. The population density was 614.6 people per square mile (237.1/km²). There were 579 housing units at an average density of 284.0/sq mi (109.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 51.56% White, 44.93% African American, 0.40% Asian, 1.28% from other races, and 1.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.39% of the population.

There were 529 households out of which 20.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.9% were married couples living together, 15.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.5% were non-families. 35.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.1% 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 2.83.

In the town the population was spread out with 21.9% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 23.0% from 25 to 44, 25.9% from 45 to 64, and 19.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 101.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $26,818, and the median income for a family was $38,929. Males had a median income of $22,083 versus $18,456 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,386. About 11.4% of families and 18.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.8% of those under age 18 and 18.7% of those age 65 or over.


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