Buckingham County is located in central Virginia. The County Seat is Buckingham and the largest city is Dillwyn. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.buckinghamcountyva.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 16,913 and the 2010 census population was 17,143. The land area is 579.66 square miles and there are 29.6 persons per square mile.
62.7% of the population is White, 34.8% is Black or African American, 2.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.7% is two or more races. 70.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 11.9% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $128,800, there are 5,817 households, an average of 2.34 persons per household. The per capita income is $17,167, the median household income is $38,648, and 23% of the persons in Buckingham County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 921. Retail sales (in $1000) were $68,700, and sales per capita were $4,306. The percentage of black-owned firms is 20.8%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 0%.
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