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Carroll County, Virginia

Carroll County, Virginia
Carroll County Courthouse
Seal of Carroll County, Virginia
Seal
Map of Virginia highlighting Carroll County
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the United States highlighting Virginia
Virginia's location in the U.S.
Founded 1842
Named for Charles Carroll
Seat Hillsville
Largest town Hillsville
Area
 • Total 478 sq mi (1,238 km2)
 • Land 475 sq mi (1,230 km2)
 • Water 3 sq mi (8 km2), 0.6%
Population
 • (2010) 30,042
 • Density 62/sq mi (24/km²)
Congressional district 9th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website .org.carrollcountyvawww

Carroll County is a county located in the southwestern part of the U.S. state of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 30,042.[1] Its county seat is Hillsville.[2]

It is the only county in Virginia with Piedmont Topography of roughly one fifth in the southeast part of the county and Mountain topography of roughly four fifths elsewhere of the county. The Blue Ridge escarpment usually defines the county lines in both North Carolina and Virginia. The CDP community of Cana is in the Virginia Piedmont while the rest of the county is in the Appalachian Mountains.

History

Charles Carroll of Carrollton, for whom the county was named

Carroll County was established in 1842 from Grayson County. The county is named for Charles Carroll,[3] a signer of the Declaration of Independence, from Maryland. Part of Patrick County was added later.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 478 square miles (1,240 km2), of which 475 square miles (1,230 km2) is land and 3 square miles (7.8 km2) (0.6%) is water.[4]

Adjacent counties / Independent city

National protected areas

Major highways

Demographics

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 29,245 people, 12,186 households, and 8,786 families residing in the county. The population density was 61 people per square mile (24/km²). There were 14,680 housing units at an average density of 31 per square mile (12/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.97% White, 0.44% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.82% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. 1.64% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 12,186 households out of which 27.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.70% were married couples living together, 8.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.90% were non-families. 25.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the county, the population was spread out with 21.10% under the age of 18, 7.20% from 18 to 24, 28.00% from 25 to 44, 26.70% from 45 to 64, and 17.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 97.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,597, and the median income for a family was $36,755. Males had a median income of $25,907 versus $19,697 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,475. About 8.70% of families and 12.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.70% of those under age 18 and 14.10% of those age 65 or over.

Government

Board of Supervisors

Fancy Gap District: Phil D. McCraw (Vice Chairman) (R)

Laurel Fork District: Joshua A. Hendrick (R)

Pine Creek District: R.J. "Bob" Martin, Jr. (R)

Pipers Gap District: Thomas W. Littrell (R)

Sulphur Springs District: David V. Hutchins (Chairman) (R)

At Large: W.S. Sam Dickinson (D)

Constitutional Officers

Clerk of the Circuit Court: Carolyn Howlett Honeycutt (R)

Commissioner of the Revenue: Fran McPherson (R)

Commonwealth's Attorney: Nathan H. Lyons (R)

Sheriff: John B. Gardner (R)

Treasurer: Bonita M. Williams (R)

Carroll County is represented by Republicans Ralph K. Smith and William M. "Bill" Stanley, Jr. in the Virginia Senate, Republican Anne B. Crockett-Stark in the Virginia House of Delegates, and Republican H. Morgan Griffith in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Education

Public High Schools

Carroll County High School, in Hillsville, serves the county. Home of the Cavaliers, CCHS is a 9-12 comprehensive high school. The school was created by the consolidation of Woodlawn High School (Woodlawn, Virginia) and Hillsville High School (Hillsville, Virginia).

  • CCHS Official Site

Communities

Town

Unincorporated communities

Notable residents

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 1, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 70. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 1, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved January 1, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 1, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 1, 2014. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder".  

External links

  • Grayson Carroll Galax VA Directory
  • http://gov.carrollcountyva.org

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