County population in 2012: 6,844 (all rural); it was 6,829 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,401 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 792 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,017 Renter-occupied apartments: 633 (it was 602 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 279 sq. mi. Water area: 31.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 25 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Surry County: 86.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (20.4%), Educational,health and social services (15.0%), Retail trade (14.5%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,091 (0.6%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $896 (0.8%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 6.3%
(5.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.2% for Black residents, 4.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.3% for other race residents, 20.0% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 45 years old
(Males: 44 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, Black residents: 44 years old, American Indian residents: 54 years old, Asian residents: 42 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 24 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Area name: Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC MSA Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Surry County is $706 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $811 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1118 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Surry County: Dancing Point Shoal Channel Range (A), Bacons Castle (B), Walls Bridge (C), Grays Creek Marina (D), Claremont Wharf (E), Sandy Point Wharf (F), Old Courthouse Corners (G), Pipsico Boy Scout Reservation (H), Smith Fort (I), Four Mile Tree (J), Dillard Wharf (K), Swanns Point Plantation (L), Surry Nuclear Powerplant (M), Chippokes Plantation (N), Clarks Landing (O), Cross Creek Landing (P), Davis Landing (Q), Grays Landing (R), Camp Lions (S), Camp Kiwanis (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Surry County include: Poplar Lawn Church (A), Rocky Hock Church (B), Saint Marys Church (C), Church of All Nations (D), Cypress Creek Church (E), Swanns Point Church (F), The Church of Jesus Christ (G), Ferguson Grove Church (H), Union Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Booker T Memorial Park (1), Wier Neck Cemetery (2), Jones Cemetery (3), Hickory Grove Memorial Cemetery (4), Poplar Lawn Cemetery (5), Swanns Point Plantation Cemetery (6), Mount Moriah Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Peach Orchard Gut (A), Black Duck Gut (B), Averys Pond (C), Sunken Meadow Pond (D), Atkins Pond (E), Gray Pond (F), Eastover Pond (G), Low Point Millpond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Lower Chippokes Creek (A), Warwick Swamp (B), Upper Chippokes Creek (C), Timber Neck Creek (D), Sunken Meadow Creek (E), Spring Run (F), Spring Grove Swamp (G), Reedy Branch (H), Pigeonroost Swamp (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 394 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $156,006 Average total farm production expenses per farm: $159,020 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 73.97% Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 4.12% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $86,615 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 83.47% Average age of principal farm operators: 52 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 2.33 Corn for grain: 6720 harvested acres All wheat for grain: 7037 harvested acres Upland cotton: 3840 harvested acres Soybeans for beans: 14863 harvested acres Vegetables: 33 harvested acres
Surry County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is above Virginia state average. It is 1.4 times above overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused 3 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 4/19/1978, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Surry County-area historical earthquake activity is below Virginia state average. It is 93% 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 64.5 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 78.5 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 71.3 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 83.2 miles away from Surry County center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)
Most recent natural disasters:
Virginia Severe Storms and Flooding Associated with Tropical Depression Ida and a Nor'easter, Incident Period: November 11, 2009 to November 16, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1862): December 9, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1862, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Tropical Depression
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 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
2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in Surry County (12) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10 Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 4, Storms: 3, Tropical Depressions: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.2 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.2
Births per 1000 population in Surry County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.1 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.4
Deaths per 1000 population in Surry County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.8 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Surry County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,007 (828 aged, 179 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 926.850 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 798.520
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 6,061 (1,362 male householders, 613 female householders)
1,455 spouses, 1,922 children (1,751 natural, 57 adopted, 114 stepchildren), 333 grandchildren, 52 brothers or sisters, 52 parents, 82 other relatives, 130 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 997 (457 male householders (372 living alone)), 394 female householders (355 living alone)), 146 nonrelatives
Size of family households: 910 2-persons, 451 3-persons, 344 4-persons, 171 5-persons, 61 6-persons, 38 7-or-more-persons.
98.3% of residents of Surry County speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (35% speak English very well, 65% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (89% speak English very well, 11% speak English well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $38,783,000 ($5564 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $1,665,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $18,731,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $7,961,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,010,000 Federal grants: $5,958,000 Federal procurement contracts: $772,000 ($25,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $1,351,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $1,569,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,944,000 Federal Government insurance: $7,637,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
56 per 1000 residents
70 per 1000 residents
58 per 1000 residents
40 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: 0
0 per 1000 residents
+18 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +210
+30 per 1000 residents
+14 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Surry County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.13 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: 39
2000 to 2004: 234
1990 to 1999: 551
1980 to 1989: 577
1970 to 1979: 485
1960 to 1969: 594
1950 to 1959: 348
1940 to 1949: 81
1939 or earlier: 841
Rooms in houses/apartments in Surry County, Virginia
67% of Surry 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, 84% lived in Virginia.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 5549
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $37,500
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Surry County