County population in 2012: 7,157 (all rural); it was 6,926 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,531 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 917 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,266 Renter-occupied apartments: 507 (it was 404 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 183 sq. mi. Water area: 21.5 sq. mi.
Population density: 40 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Charles City County: 86.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (17.6%), Manufacturing (16.0%), Retail trade (11.9%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (10.6%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $797 (0.5%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $808 (0.7%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 10.2%
(8.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.9% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 1.4% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 46 years old
(Males: 45 years old, Females: 47 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47 years old, Black residents: 47 years old, American Indian residents: 45 years old, Asian residents: 37 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 34 years old, Other race residents: 35 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Area name: Richmond, VA HUD Metro FMR Area Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Charles City County is $678 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $757 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1010 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Charles City County: Oldfield (A), Nances Shop (B), Charles City Landfill (C), Cherry Hall (D), Hughes Store (E), Harrison Lake National Fish Hatchery (F), Blanks Tavern (G), Camp Weyanoke (H), Willcox Wharf (I), Binns Hall (J), Adkins Store (K), Wyanoke Wharf (L), Kimmages Wharf (M), Evelynton Plantation (N), Edgewood Plantation (O), Cypress Bank Landing (P), Graves Landing (Q), Harrisons Landing (R), Oldhouse Landing (S), Winns Landing (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Charles City County include: Bethany Church (A), Cedar Grove Church (B), Elam Church (C), Gillfield Church (D), Jerusalem Church (E), Liberty Church (F), Little Elam Church (G), Mount Pleasant Church (H), Mount Stirling Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Chapel Cemetery (1), Eiam Cemetery (2), Grace Chapel Cemetery (3), Union Cemetery (4), Salem Cemetery (5), Mapsico Cemetery (6), Mount Pleasant Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Salem Run (A), Potato Run (B), Possum Run (C), Parson Creek (D), Morris Creek (E), Mapsico Creek (F), Kittewan Creek (G), Kimages Creek (H), Kennon Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 326 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $71,343 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $292.64 The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 21.55% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $73,950 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 58.69% Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 6.33% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $85,628 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 80.68% Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 2.39 Corn for grain: 5011 harvested acres All wheat for grain: 5746 harvested acres Upland cotton: 1598 harvested acres Soybeans for beans: 7871 harvested acres Land in orchards: 38 acres
Charles City County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly above Virginia state average. It is 4.2 times above overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused 15 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 5/8/1984, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 15 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Charles City County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Virginia state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 48.6 miles away from the county center On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 61.8 miles away from the county center On 3/15/1991 at 06:54:08, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 10.9 mi) earthquake occurred 54.0 miles away from the county center On 10/21/1998 at 05:56:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 8.3 mi) earthquake occurred 71.3 miles away from Charles City County center On 9/22/2001 at 16:01:20, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, 2.5 LG, Depth: 1.2 mi) earthquake occurred 86.5 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)
Most recent natural disasters:
Virginia Severe Storms and Flooding, Including Severe Storms and Flooding Associated with Tropical Depression Ernesto, Incident Period: August 29, 2006 to September 7, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1661): September 22, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1661, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Tropical Depression
Virginia Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3240): September 12, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3240, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding and Tornadoes Associated with Tropical Depression Gaston, Incident Period: August 30, 2004 to September 8, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1544): September 3, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1544, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Tropical Depression
Virginia Hurricane Isabel, Incident Period: September 18, 2003 to October 1, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1491): September 18, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1491, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Virginia Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 25, 2000 to January 30, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1318): February 28, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1318, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
Virginia Hurricane Floyd, Incident Period: September 13, 1999 to September 26, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1293): September 18, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1293, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Virginia Hurricane Fran, Incident Period: September 5, 1996 to September 23, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1135): September 6, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1135, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Virginia Blizzard, Incident Period: January 6, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1086): January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1086, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
Virginia Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 14, 1993, Emergency Declared (EM-3112): March 25, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3112, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
Virginia Drought, Incident Period: July 23, 1977, Emergency Declared (EM-3046): July 23, 1977, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3046, Natural disaster type: Drought
1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in Charles City County (11) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8 Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 4, Floods: 2, Tropical Depressions: 2, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Tornado: 1, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.3 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.0
Births per 1000 population in Charles City County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.5 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.6
Deaths per 1000 population in Charles City County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.2 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 12.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Charles City County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 898 (721 aged, 177 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1081.610 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1264.220
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 28.09
Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 14.05 Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 6,228 (1,392 male householders, 715 female householders)
1,485 spouses, 1,768 children (1,613 natural, 61 adopted, 94 stepchildren), 360 grandchildren, 93 brothers or sisters, 68 parents, 134 other relatives, 163 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 1,028 (471 male householders (379 living alone)), 377 female householders (318 living alone)), 180 nonrelatives
Size of family households: 1,007 2-persons, 530 3-persons, 362 4-persons, 131 5-persons, 44 6-persons, 33 7-or-more-persons.
97.4% of residents of Charles City County speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (81% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (51% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 19% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $33,905,000 ($4762 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $1,016,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $18,535,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $6,568,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $750,000 Federal grants: $6,643,000 Federal procurement contracts: $262,000 ($55,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $1,146,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $0,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,251,000 Federal Government insurance: $4,792,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
52 per 1000 residents
70 per 1000 residents
51 per 1000 residents
40 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +10
+1 per 1000 residents
+18 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +183
+26 per 1000 residents
+14 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Charles City County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.04 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 79
2000 to 2004: 217
1990 to 1999: 612
1980 to 1989: 477
1970 to 1979: 717
1960 to 1969: 394
1950 to 1959: 275
1940 to 1949: 134
1939 or earlier: 277
Rooms in houses/apartments in Charles City County, Virginia
75% of Charles City County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 85% lived in Virginia.
Charles City County:
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 5742
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $272,700
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Charles City County