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The 2000 Census showed that James City County had a population of 48,102 people. This represented 0.68% of the total population of Virginia, making it the state's 23rd most populous county (out of 134 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, James City had a population of 63,735 people. This is an increase of 32.5% 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
201067,009+39.31%+5.14% since 2009
200963,735+32.5%+2.12% since 2008
200862,410+29.75%+1.85% since 2007
200761,277+27.39%+2.72% since 2006
200659,656+24.02%+4.22% since 2005
200557,240+19%+3.54% since 2004
200455,282+14.93%+4.03% since 2003
200353,138+10.47%+3.53% since 2002
200251,326+6.7%+3.53% since 2001
200149,575+3.06%+3.06% since 2000
200048,102The Last Census

James City County had 20,772 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that James City County has a total area<3> of 179.7 square miles [465.4 km²]. Of this total, 142.9 square miles [370.2 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (20.47%) being water (36.79 square miles [95.3 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, James City County had a population density of 336.6 people per square mile [129.9 people/km²], making it the state's 9th 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 James City County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between James City and the state of Virginia.

Click here for the James City County QuickFact (QF-51095).

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Charles CityQF-51036   W7,2176,9264.2%
GloucesterQF-51073   E39,18434,78012.66%
King and QueenQF-51097   N6,7966,6302.5%
New KentQF-51127   NW18,11213,46234.54%
SurryQF-51181   SW7,0886,8293.79%
YorkQF-51199   SE61,14056,2978.6%

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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 James City. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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