Hanover County is located in east central Virginia. The County Seat is Hanover Courthouse and the largest city is Ashland. The Official Web Site is located at http://hanovercounty.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 101,918 and the 2010 census population was 99,852. The land area is 468.54 square miles and there are 213.1 persons per square mile.
86.9% of the population is White, 9.6% is Black or African American, 2.5% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.5% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.5% is two or more races. 92.1% have a high school degree or higher, and 35.5% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $262,000, there are 36,927 households, an average of 2.65 persons per household. The per capita income is $33,540, the median household income is $75,070, and 5.1% of the persons in Hanover County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 9,992. Retail sales (in $1000) were $1,706,383, and sales per capita were $17,245. The percentage of black-owned firms is 5.4%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 23.6%.
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