Northumberland County is located in east central Virginia. The County Seat is Heathsville and the largest city is Heathsville. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.northumberland.va.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 12,251 and the 2010 census population was 12,326. The land area is 191.30 square miles and there are 64.5 persons per square mile.
73.1% of the population is White, 25% is Black or African American, 3.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.2% is two or more races. 85.6% have a high school degree or higher, and 22.1% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $239,000, there are 5,691 households, an average of 2.16 persons per household. The per capita income is $28,568, the median household income is $51,342, and 11.1% of the persons in Northumberland County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,575. Retail sales (in $1000) were $90,247, and sales per capita were $7,006.
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