County population in 2012: 27,994 (29% urban, 71% rural); it was 24,533 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 5,670 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,434 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 7,215 Renter-occupied apartments: 2,400 (it was 1,892 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 504 sq. mi. Water area: 3.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 55 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Dinwiddie County: 87.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.5%), Retail trade (15.5%), Manufacturing (12.7%), Construction (10.8%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $975 (0.6%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $821 (0.7%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 11.6%
(9.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.8% for Black residents, 39.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 13.5% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 40 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 40 years old, American Indian residents: 44 years old, Asian residents: 35 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 25 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 Dinwiddie 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 Dinwiddie County: Poole Siding (A), Watkins Farm (B), Collier Yard (C), Wilkinsons Store (D), Wharfs Store (E), Era (F), Church Road (G), Cherry Hill (H), Center Star (I), Camp Sysonby (J), Whipponock Campground (K), Whipponock Boat Ramp (L), Picture Lake Campground (M), Leonards Campground (N), Leonards Boat Ramp (O), Jessup Store (P), Dickerson Store (Q), Bolsters Store (R), Virginia Motorsports Park (S), Dinwiddie County Division of Fire / Emergency Medical Services (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Dinwiddie County include: First Baptist Church (A), Rock Church (B), Prospect Church (C), Rocky Branch Church (D), Rocky Mountain Church (E), Rocky Run Church (F), Rowanta Church (G), Saint Johns Church (H), Bott Memorial Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Big Bethel Cemetery (1), Boisseau Cemetery (2), Bolster Cemetery (3), Booth Cemetery (4), Butterworth Cemetery (5), Carraway Cemetery (6), Wells Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Reservoirs: Hobbs Pond (A), Cernys Pond (B), Claytons Pond (C), Mckenney Hunt Club Lake (D), Coleman Lake (E), Clarkes Lake (F), Eades Pond (G), Picture Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: White Oak Creek (A), Whipponock Creek (B), Warren Swamp (C), Wallace Creek (D), Turkey Egg Creek (E), Tommeheton Creek (F), Sturgeon Creek (G), Snap Lodge Branch (H), Smith Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 256 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $40,707 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $273.40 The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.37% The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 35.72% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $37,869 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 37.38% Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 3.17% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $43,146 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.69% Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.45 Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 9.38% Corn for grain: 2686 harvested acres All wheat for grain: 2812 harvested acres Upland cotton: 5915 harvested acres Soybeans for beans: 12286 harvested acres Vegetables: 147 harvested acres
Dinwiddie County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is above Virginia state average. It is 1.5 times above overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused 17 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 3/3/1999, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 17 people and caused $150,000 in damages.
Dinwiddie County-area historical earthquake activity is near Virginia state average. It is 89% 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 37.4 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 52.0 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 45.9 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 47.8 miles away from Dinwiddie 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 77.2 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 Ice Storm, Severe Storm, Flooding, Incident Period: February 8, 1994 to February 12, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1014): March 10, 1994, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1014, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm, Storm, Flood
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
3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in Dinwiddie County (13) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9 Emergencies Declared: 4
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 4, Storms: 3, Tropical Depressions: 2, Droughts: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.3 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.3
Births per 1000 population in Dinwiddie County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.6 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.1
Deaths per 1000 population in Dinwiddie County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.6 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Dinwiddie County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 3,134 (2,315 aged, 819 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1122.440 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 953.090 Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 3.94
Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 8.11 Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 15.75
Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 3.94
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1
Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 183.8. This is more than state average.
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 23,535 (5,051 male householders, 2,526 female householders)
5,383 spouses, 7,847 children (7,177 natural, 140 adopted, 530 stepchildren), 1,027 grandchildren, 248 brothers or sisters, 255 parents, 360 other relatives, 659 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 3,547 (1,465 male householders (1,167 living alone)), 1,462 female householders (1,247 living alone)), 620 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 919 (327 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 3,211 2-persons, 1,892 3-persons, 1,502 4-persons, 612 5-persons, 224 6-persons, 136 7-or-more-persons.
96.7% of residents of Dinwiddie County speak English at home.
1.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (57% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (70% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (52% speak English very well, 48% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (74% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $109,635,000 ($4355 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $4,741,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $59,015,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $21,515,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,080,000 Federal grants: $19,274,000 Federal procurement contracts: $5,151,000 ($293,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $2,599,000 ($41,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $648,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $30,399,000 Federal Government insurance: $6,629,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
50 per 1000 residents
70 per 1000 residents
46 per 1000 residents
40 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +39
+2 per 1000 residents
+18 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +778
+31 per 1000 residents
+14 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Dinwiddie County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.00 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 360
2000 to 2004: 966
1990 to 1999: 1,959
1980 to 1989: 1,995
1970 to 1979: 1,942
1960 to 1969: 1,385
1950 to 1959: 1,014
1940 to 1949: 296
1939 or earlier: 1,100
Rooms in houses/apartments in Dinwiddie County, Virginia
64% of Dinwiddie County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 42% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 78% lived in Virginia.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 19324
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $75,000
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Dinwiddie County