Henry County is located in south central Virginia. The County Seat is Martinsville and the largest city is Ridgeway. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.henrycountyva.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 52,081 and the 2010 census population was 54,143. The land area is 382.33 square miles and there are 141.6 persons per square mile.
75.4% of the population is White, 22% is Black or African American, 5.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.6% 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. 77% have a high school degree or higher, and 11.2% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $94,600, there are 22,690 households, an average of 2.33 persons per household. The per capita income is $19,852, the median household income is $34,984, and 17.1% of the persons in Henry County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,826. Retail sales (in $1000) were $436,996, and sales per capita were $7,860. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 27.5%.
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