Lawrenceville, Virginia

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Lawrenceville is a town in Brunswick County, Virginia, United States. The population was 1,275 at the 2000 census. Located by the Meherrin River, it is the county seat of Brunswick County[3] and home to historically black Saint Paul's College, founded in 1888 and affiliated with the Episcopal Church. In colonial times, Lieutenant Governor Alexander Spotswood had a stockade built nearby, called Fort Christanna, to house and educate Native Americans. Lumber, tobacco, livestock, and other farm products are grown in the area. It is near the northern border of cotton growing.

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Geography

Lawrenceville is located at 36°45′30″N 77°51′2″W / 36.75833°N 77.85056°W / 36.75833; -77.85056 (36.758430, -77.850424).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.4 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,275 people, 376 households, and 209 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,391.1 people per square mile (535.1/km²). There were 459 housing units at an average density of 500.8/sq mi (192.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 33.25% White, 64.63% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.24% Asian, and 1.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.41% of the population.

There were 376 households out of which 24.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.1% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.4% were non-families. 39.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the town the population was spread out with 17.3% under the age of 18, 33.2% from 18 to 24, 17.5% from 25 to 44, 18.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 25 years. For every 100 females there were 76.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 73.4 males.

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