Pittsylvania County is located in south central Virginia. The County Seat is Chatham and the largest city is Hurt. The Official Web Site is located at https://www.pittsylvaniacountyva.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 62,383 and the 2010 census population was 63,492. The land area is 968.94 square miles and there are 65.5 persons per square mile.
76.3% of the population is White, 21.8% is Black or African American, 2.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.2% is two or more races. 79.1% have a high school degree or higher, and 13.7% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $109,600, there are 26,092 households, an average of 2.38 persons per household. The per capita income is $21,583, the median household income is $42,143, and 14.5% of the persons in Pittsylvania County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 3,511. Retail sales (in $1000) were $269,316, and sales per capita were $4,421. The percentage of black-owned firms is 12.1%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 32.9%.
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