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Halifax, Virginia

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Halifax, Virginia
Location of Halifax, Virginia
Location of Halifax, Virginia
Coordinates: 36°45′53″N 78°55′41″W / 36.76472°N 78.92806°W / 36.76472; -78.92806
CountryUnited States
StateVirginia
CountyHalifax
Area
 • Total3.83 sq mi (9.92 km2)
 • Land3.78 sq mi (9.80 km2)
 • Water0.05 sq mi (0.12 km2)
Elevation
495 ft (151 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,309
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
1,210
 • Density319.77/sq mi (123.45/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
24558
Area code(s)434
FIPS code51-34064[3]
GNIS feature ID1502794[4]
Websitetownofhalifax.com

Halifax is a town in Halifax County, Virginia, United States, along the Banister River. The population was 1,309 at the 2010 census.[5] It is the county seat of Halifax County.[6]

History

Carlbrook, Halifax County Courthouse, Mountain Road Historic District, Pleasant Grove, and the Town of Halifax Court House Historic District are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[7][8]

Geography

Halifax is located at the center of Halifax County, at 36°45′53″N 78°55′41″W / 36.76472°N 78.92806°W / 36.76472; -78.92806 (36.764593, -78.928081).[9] Its northern border is the Banister River, an east-flowing tributary of the Dan River and part of the Roanoke River watershed.

U.S. Route 501 passes through the town on Main Street, leading south 5 miles (8 km) to South Boston and north 55 miles (89 km) to Lynchburg. Virginia State Route 360 joins US 501 along North Main Street but leads east 7 miles (11 km) to U.S. Route 360 near Scottsburg and west 35 miles (56 km) to Danville.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Halifax has a total area of 3.8 square miles (9.9 km2), of which 3.8 square miles (9.8 km2) are land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 1.21%, are water.[5]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880621
18901,285106.9%
1900687−46.5%
1910516−24.9%
1920411−20.3%
193047315.1%
194053613.3%
195079147.6%
19607920.1%
197089913.5%
1980772−14.1%
1990688−10.9%
20001,389101.9%
20101,309−5.8%
2019 (est.)1,210[2]−7.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

At the 2000 census there were 1,389 people, 523 households, and 348 families living in the town. The population density was 365.2 people per square mile (141.1/km²). There were 583 housing units at an average density of 153.3 per square mile (59.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 62.71% White, 36.14% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.29% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.94%.[3]

Of the 523 households 24.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.1% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 31.2% of households were one person and 13.0% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.83.

The age distribution was 18.9% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 19.1% 65 or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 99.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.6 males.

The median household income was $34,871 and the median family income was $46,250. Males had a median income of $26,538 versus $21,167 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,571. About 10.4% of families and 8.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.2% of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over.

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Halifax has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[11]

Notable people

See also

References

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Halifax town, Virginia". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved March 20, 2018.
  6. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  7. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  8. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 1/24/11 through 1/28/11. National Park Service. 2012-08-17.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  11. ^ Climate Summary for Halifax, Virginia

External links

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