Matoaca, Virginia

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Matoaca is a census-designated place (CDP) in Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States. The population was 2,273 at the 2000 census. It is named after the Powhatan princess Matoaka, better known as Pocahontas.



Matoaca is located at 37°13′41″N 77°28′14″W / 37.22806°N 77.47056°W / 37.22806; -77.47056 (37.228138, -77.470437)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.7 square miles (6.9 km²), of which, 2.5 square miles (6.6 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (4.49%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,273 people, 866 households, and 651 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 892.0 people per square mile (344.2/km²). There were 911 housing units at an average density of 357.5/sq mi (137.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 65.55% White, 32.12% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 1.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.75% of the population.

There were 866 households out of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 16.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.8% were non-families. 20.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 90.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.6 males.

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