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The 2000 Census showed that Gloucester County had a population of 34,780 people. This represented 0.49% of the total population of Virginia, making it the state's 31st most populous county (out of 134 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Gloucester had a population of 39,184 people. This is an increase of 12.66% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201036,858+5.97%-5.94% since 2009
200939,184+12.66%+1.27% since 2008
200838,693+11.25%+1.14% since 2007
200738,257+10%+1.43% since 2006
200637,717+8.44%+1.13% since 2005
200537,295+7.23%+1.47% since 2004
200436,754+5.68%+1.23% since 2003
200336,306+4.39%+1.82% since 2002
200235,656+2.52%+1.38% since 2001
200135,171+1.12%+1.12% since 2000
200034,780The Last Census

Gloucester County had 14,494 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Gloucester County has a total area<3> of 288 square miles [745 km²]. Of this total, 216.6 square miles [561 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (24.79%) being water (71.4 square miles [184.9 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Gloucester County had a population density of 160.6 people per square mile [62 people/km²], making it the state's 14th most densely populated county (out of 134 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Gloucester County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Gloucester and the state of Virginia.

Click here for the Gloucester County QuickFact (QF-51073).

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Gloucester County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
James CityQF-51095   W63,73548,10232.5%
King and QueenQF-51097   NW6,7966,6302.5%
MiddlesexQF-51119   N10,7319,9328.04%
YorkQF-51199   S61,14056,2978.6%

The Chesapeake Bay lies to the east.

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Gloucester. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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