County population in 2012: 33,430 (all rural); it was 25,627 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 7,544 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,020 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 8,097 Renter-occupied apartments: 2,380 (it was 1,848 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 497 sq. mi. Water area: 13.6 sq. mi.
Population density: 67 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Louisa County: 87.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.5%), Retail trade (11.8%), Manufacturing (10.4%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,197 (0.6%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $942 (0.5%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 11.9%
(10.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.3% for Black residents, 10.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.6% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 25.7% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 42 years old
(Males: 42 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 43 years old, American Indian residents: 46 years old, Asian residents: 39 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 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:
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Louisa County is $504 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $574 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $687 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Louisa County: Bibbs Store (A), North Anna Nuclear Power Plant (B), Three Square (C), Hensons Store (D), Dickinson Store (E), Goodwins Store (F), Fredericks Hall (G), Swifts Mill (H), Butlers Store (I), Boswells Tavern (J), Zion Crossroads Volunteer Fire / Rescue Department (K), Trevillians Volunteer Fire / Rescue Department (L), Goochland County Fire and Rescue Cenerville Company Number 3 (M), Goochland County Fire and Rescue Manakin Company Number 1 (N), Henrico County Police Department (O), West End Volunteer Rescue Squad (P), Lake Anna Volunteer Rescue Squad (Q), Holly Grove Volunteer Rescue Squad (R), Louisa County Volunteer Rescue Squad (S), Locust Creek Volunteer Fire Department (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Louisa County include: Providence Church (A), Rising Sun Church (B), Bells Grove Church (C), Berea Church (D), Bethany Church (E), Bethel Church (F), Bethpage Church (G), Bible Church (H), Bible Way Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Bruce Cemetery (1), Hillcrest Cemetery (2), Watson Cemetery (3), Taylor Cemetery (4), Jones Cemetery (5), Immaculate Conception Cemetery (6), Grubbs Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes and reservoirs: Whitlock Millpond (A), Woodfolk Brothers Pond Number Two (B), Brickhead Pond (C), Beaverdam Pond (D), Hawkwood Lake (E), Small Country Lake (F), Lous Lake (G), Ponda Roche Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wolftrap Branch (A), White Oak Creek (B), White Creek (C), Wheeler Creek (D), Turners Creek (E), Tomahawk Creek (F), Tanyard Branch (G), Spring Branch (H), South Fork Hickory Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 184 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $21,335 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $98.18 The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 8.09% The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 76.45% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $26,911 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 27.79% Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.48% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $41,385 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.77% Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 16.49 Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 3.82% Corn for grain: 1395 harvested acres All wheat for grain: 758 harvested acres Soybeans for beans: 1468 harvested acres Vegetables: 13 harvested acres Land in orchards: 225 acres
Louisa County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly above Virginia state average. It is 1.1 times above overall U.S. average.
Louisa County-area historical earthquake activity is above Virginia state average. It is 79% 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 27.8 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, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 17.2 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 16.8 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 47.6 miles away from Louisa 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 24.1 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)
Most recent natural disasters:
Virginia Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 5, 2010 to February 11, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1905): April 27, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1905, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
Virginia Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 18, 2009 to December 20, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1874): February 16, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1874, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
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 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 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, Winter Storm, Severe Storm, Incident Period: March 1, 1994 to March 5, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1021): April 11, 1994, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1021, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm, Winter Storm, Storm
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
4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in Louisa County (14) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11 Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 2, Ice Storms: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, 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: 13.6 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.2
Births per 1000 population in Louisa County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.8 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.3
Deaths per 1000 population in Louisa County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.2 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Louisa County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 4,198 (3,423 aged, 775 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: 1219.190 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 869.420 Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 3.33
Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 16.21 Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 29.98
Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 3.33
Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 163.1. This is more than state average.
Mechanisms of suicide:
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
Firearm - 122.3
Other - 40.8
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 28,430 (6,839 male householders, 2,530 female householders)
7,362 spouses, 8,750 children (8,051 natural, 191 adopted, 508 stepchildren), 978 grandchildren, 273 brothers or sisters, 272 parents, 391 other relatives, 788 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 4,512 (1,807 male householders (1,380 living alone)), 1,768 female householders (1,456 living alone)), 937 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 211 (95 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 4,370 2-persons, 2,179 3-persons, 1,669 4-persons, 741 5-persons, 239 6-persons, 171 7-or-more-persons.
97.4% of residents of Louisa County speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 1% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (69% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $129,844,000 ($4508 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $8,552,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $79,666,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $25,969,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $376,000 Federal grants: $18,940,000 Federal procurement contracts: $1,455,000 ($54,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $3,440,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $342,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $19,402,000 Federal Government insurance: $3,659,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
55 per 1000 residents
70 per 1000 residents
46 per 1000 residents
40 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +25
+1 per 1000 residents
+18 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +4,138
+138 per 1000 residents
+14 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Louisa County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.30 millions of gallons per day (20% from ground, 80% from surface)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 656
2000 to 2004: 1,538
1990 to 1999: 3,736
1980 to 1989: 2,531
1970 to 1979: 2,541
1960 to 1969: 1,223
1950 to 1959: 695
1940 to 1949: 153
1939 or earlier: 2,073
Rooms in houses/apartments in Louisa County, Virginia
61% of Louisa County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 73% lived in Virginia.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 18418
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $82,900
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Louisa County