Powhatan County is located in central Virginia. The County Seat is Powhatan and the largest city is Powhatan . The Official Web Site is located at http://www.powhatanva.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 28,449 and the 2010 census population was 28,046. The land area is 260.22 square miles and there are 107.8 persons per square mile.
84.9% of the population is White, 12.9% is Black or African American, 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 1.2% is two or more races. 85.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 27.6% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $269,700, there are 9,544 households, an average of 2.61 persons per household. The per capita income is $31,252, the median household income is $76,548, and 5.4% of the persons in Powhatan County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,793. Retail sales (in $1000) were $159,301, and sales per capita were $5,794. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 25.8%.
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