Isle of Wight County is located in southeastern Virginia. The County Seat is Isle of Wight and the largest city is Smithfield. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.isle-of-wight.va.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 36,007 and the 2010 census population was 35,270. The land area is 315.61 square miles and there are 111.8 persons per square mile.
72.4% of the population is White, 24.2% is Black or African American, 2.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 1% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.9% is two or more races. 86.1% have a high school degree or higher, and 25.5% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $249,600, there are 13,560 households, an average of 2.59 persons per household. The per capita income is $30,903, the median household income is $63,942, and 12% of the persons in Isle of Wight County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,638. Retail sales (in $1000) were $212,738, and sales per capita were $6,063. The percentage of black-owned firms is 15.3%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 26.1%.
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