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Charlotte County, Virginia (VA)


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County population in 2012: 12,404 (all rural); it was 12,472 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,947
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,850
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,834
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,312 (it was 1,117 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

33%

Land area: 475 sq. mi.
Water area: 2.4 sq. mi.
Population density: 26 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Charlotte County: 86.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.8%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (13.7%), Manufacturing (11.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 72%
  • Government: 20%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 9%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Charlotte County, Virginia:


Median resident age:  43.0 years
Virginia median age:  37.0 years

Males: 6,180  (47.5%)
Females: 6,406  (52.5%)

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Charlotte County,VA real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Charlotte County:

2.0 people
Virginia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $36,770 ($28,929 in 1999)
This county:

$36770
Virginia:

$59330

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $387 (lower quartile is $250, upper quartile is $479)
This county:

$387
State:

$832


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $96,399 (it was $69,600 in 2000)
Charlotte County:

$96,399
Virginia:

$252,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $60,080 - $142,174

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $248,872
Here:

$248,872
State:

$330,816

Townhouses or other attached units: $549,523
Here:

$549,523
State:

$310,878

Mobile homes: $60,775
Here:

$60,775
State:

$37,843

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $51,195
Here:

$51,195
State:

$92,978
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,302
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $246

Institutionalized population: 155

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Charlotte County, VA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $621 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $516 (0.6%)


Charlotte County household income distribution in 2009 Charlotte County home values distribution


Charlotte County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 16.0%
(8.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.3% for Black residents, 72.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 43 years old
(Males: 42 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 42 years old, American Indian residents: 39 years old, Asian residents: 43 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

18.1%
Whole state:

9.6%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

8.4%
Whole state:

4.3%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Charlotte County is $434 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $483 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $621 a month.

Cities in this county include: Keysville, Drakes Branch, Charlotte Court House, Phenix.

Charlotte County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Local government website: WWW.CO.CHARLOTTE.VA.US

Click to draw/clear Charlotte County borders

Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Charlotte County: Red Hill (A), Red House (B), Red Oak (C), Wallaces Store (D), Briery Country Club (E), Old Well (F), Crafton Gate (G), Maloney Siding (H), Greenfield Plantation (I), Camptown (J), Rolling Hill (K), Wards Fork Mill (L), Charlotte County Rescue Squad (M), Keysville Volunteer Fire Department (N), Boydton Volunteer Rescue Squad (O), Boydton Volunteer Fire Department (P), Patrick Henry Museum (Q), Bacon District Volunteer Fire Department (R). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Charlotte County include: Providence Church (A), Antioch Baptist Church (B), Antioch Church (C), Aspen Hill Church (D), Ridgeway Church (E), Beautiful Zion Church (F), Roanoke Church (G), Rocky Branch Church (H), Bethel Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Spring Hill Cemetery (1), Union Cemetery (2), Whites Chapel Cemetery (3), Henry Cemetery (4), Mount Lyle Cemetery (5), Cub Creek Cemetery (6), Friendship Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Roanoke Creek Site 43a Lake (A), Roanoke Creek Site 54 Lake (B), Roanoke Creek Site 31b Lake (C), Roanoke Creek Site 61a Lake (D), Roanoke Creek Site 67 Lake (E), Roanoke Creek Site 49a Lake (F), Roanoke Creek Site 6a Lake (G), Roanoke Creek Site 5b Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wards Fork Creek (A), Wallace Branch (B), Twittys Creek (C), Turkey Branch (D), Terrys Creek (E), Temple Branch (F), Spring Creek (G), Spencer Creek (H), Spencer Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Charlotte County include: Patrick Henry National Memorial (1), Cargills Creek Wildlife Management Area (2), Hogan Creek Wildlife Management Area (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Appomattox County , Campbell County , Halifax County , Lunenburg County , Mecklenburg County , Prince Edward County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 284
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 63.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 100 (26% naturalized citizens)

Charlotte County:

0.8%
Whole state:

8.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 47.9%

Charlotte County marital status for males
Charlotte County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Charlotte County with a mortgage: 963 (93 second mortgage, 96 home equity loan, 5 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,053

Here:

47.8% with mortgage
State:

75.1% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 55.59%
Here55.6%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 6,933
Total congregations: 45

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Christian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents3,621 (52.2%)1,503 (21.7%)763 (11.0%)653 (9.4%)393 (5.7%)
Congregations13 (28.9%)11 (24.4%)14 (31.1%)3 (6.7%)4 (8.9%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Charlotte County - Keysville, Drakes Branch, Charlotte Court House, Phenix

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
This county:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Charlotte County:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
This county:

5.70 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Charlotte County:

3.26 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.4%
Virginia:

9.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.4%
Virginia:

26.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Charlotte County:

18.2%
State:

18.6%


Agriculture in Charlotte County:

Average size of farms: 250 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $29,542
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $253.73
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.35%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 58.34%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $30,035
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 19.41%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 5.37%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $38,751
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.27%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 12.62
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 7.72%
Corn for grain: 1142 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1271 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 1410 harvested acres
Vegetables: 33 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 5 acres

Tornado activity:

Charlotte County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 2.6 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Charlotte County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Virginia state average. It is 92% 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 56.7 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, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 29.8 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) earthquake occurred 60.3 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 64.6 miles away from Charlotte 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 71.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Charlotte County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 2, Droughts: 2, Ice Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (11%)
  • Wood products (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Charlotte County (%):





Charlotte County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,812 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 936 (18%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 25 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 2 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 8 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 13 (0%)
  • Walked: 64 (1%)
  • Other means: 35 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 166 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Charlotte County, Virginia in 2000:

People in group quarters in Charlotte County, Virginia in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $35,846.

5.93% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,902 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.93%
Virginia average:

11.06%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.01% relocated from other counties in Virginia ($19,596 average AGI)
1.93% relocated from other states ($9,306 average AGI)
Charlotte County:

1.93%
Virginia average:

4.24%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Prince Edward County, VA  0.69% ($19,452 average AGI)
from Mecklenburg County, VA  0.60% ($24,778)
from Halifax County, VA  0.47% ($24,429)


5.55% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($25,061 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.55%
Virginia average:

10.78%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.81% relocated to other counties in Virginia ($22,320 average AGI)
0.74% relocated to other states ($2,737 average AGI)
Charlotte County:

0.74%
Virginia average:

4.13%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Prince Edward County, VA  0.70% ($27,323 average AGI)
to Halifax County, VA  0.61% ($16,926)
to Mecklenburg County, VA  0.54% ($35,583)
to Appomattox County, VA  0.43% ($21,105)
to Chesterfield County, VA  0.27% ($32,167)
to Lynchburg city, VA  0.27% ($23,083)
to Campbell County, VA  0.22% ($23,000)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.5

Births per 1000 population in Charlotte County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Charlotte County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 3.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Charlotte County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 3,223 (2,665 aged, 558 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1217.350
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1185.100
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 8.06

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 8.16
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 32.25

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8.06

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 12,411

Size of family households: 1,635 2-persons, 766 3-persons, 593 4-persons, 264 5-persons, 107 6-persons, 72 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,458 1-person, 181 2-persons, 20 3-persons, 2 4-persons, 9 5-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons.

95.9% of residents of Charlotte County speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (47% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 31% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (65% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $87,789,000 ($7073 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $4,803,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $45,440,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $18,016,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,014,000
Federal grants: $15,553,000
Federal procurement contracts: $4,790,000 ($2,343,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,976,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $898,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,633,000
Federal Government insurance: $3,792,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 781
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 843
Here:

68 per 1000 residents
State:

40 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +40
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -12
Here -1 per 1000 residents
State +14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Charlotte County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.11 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.6
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Charlotte County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 3
  • 2 rooms: 26
  • 3 rooms: 107
  • 4 rooms: 431
  • 5 rooms: 1,229
  • 6 rooms: 827
  • 7 rooms: 566
  • 8 rooms: 383
  • 9+ rooms: 262
  • 1 room: 11
  • 2 rooms: 32
  • 3 rooms: 109
  • 4 rooms: 330
  • 5 rooms: 319
  • 6 rooms: 186
  • 7 rooms: 72
  • 8 rooms: 40
  • 9+ rooms: 18
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Charlotte County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 3
  • 1 bedroom: 118
  • 2 bedrooms: 948
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,065
  • 4 bedrooms: 575
  • 5+ bedrooms: 125
  • no bedroom: 13
  • 1 bedroom: 138
  • 2 bedrooms: 497
  • 3 bedrooms: 363
  • 4 bedrooms: 88
  • 5+ bedrooms: 18
Cars and other vehicles available in Charlotte County, Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 319
  • 1 vehicle: 990
  • 2 vehicles: 1,523
  • 3 vehicles: 698
  • 4 vehicles: 210
  • 5+ vehicles: 94
  • no vehicle: 195
  • 1 vehicle: 555
  • 2 vehicles: 241
  • 3 vehicles: 85
  • 4 vehicles: 30
  • 5+ vehicles: 11

67% of Charlotte County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 44% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 62% lived in Virginia.

Charlotte County:

66.9%
State average:

53.8%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $83,600


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Charlotte County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (31.8%)
  • Electricity (28.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24.3%)
  • Wood (14.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (29.6%)
  • Electricity (28.6%)
  • Wood (23.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16.6%)
  • No fuel used (1.5%)
  • Utility gas (0.7%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 104
Here:

6.5%
Virginia:

9.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 22
Here:

3.2%
Virginia:

8.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 38
Here:

16.7%
Virginia:

20.6%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Charlotte County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Charlotte County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Charlotte County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Charlotte County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Charlotte County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Charlotte County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Charlotte County, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John10774.9 years
James10571.5 years
William10272.6 years
Mary9579.2 years
Robert6874.3 years
Annie4479.4 years
George4373.4 years
Thomas4275.5 years
Henry3377.4 years
Elizabeth3277.9 years
Most common last names in Charlotte County, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson4575.4 years
Jones4274.4 years
Smith3774.7 years
White3280.3 years
Morton3179.1 years
Newcomb3070.0 years
Jackson2873.7 years
Adams2775.9 years
Hurt2775.8 years
Thompson2772.4 years
Businesses in Charlotte County, VA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1True Value1
Burger King1U.S. Cellular1
H&R Block1UPS2
Rite Aid1
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