Halifax County is located in south central Virginia. The County Seat is Halifax and the largest city is South Boston. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.oldhalifax.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 35,200 and the 2010 census population was 36,241. The land area is 817.84 square miles and there are 44.3 persons per square mile.
61.5% of the population is White, 36.5% is Black or African American, 1.9% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.1% is two or more races. 78.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 15.2% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $106,600, there are 14,770 households, an average of 2.38 persons per household. The per capita income is $20,929, the median household income is $34,659, and 21.3% of the persons in Halifax County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,530. Retail sales (in $1000) were $324,090, and sales per capita were $9,148. The percentage of black-owned firms is 16.4%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 26.8%.
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