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The 2000 Census showed that King and Queen County had a population of 6,630 people. This represented 0.09% of the total population of Virginia, making it the state's 92nd most populous county (out of 134 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, King and Queen had a population of 6,796 people. This is an increase of 2.5% 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
20106,945+4.75%+2.19% since 2009
20096,796+2.5%-0.35% since 2008
20086,820+2.87%-0.55% since 2007
20076,858+3.44%+0.37% since 2006
20066,833+3.06%+1.62% since 2005
20056,724+1.42%+0.58% since 2004
20046,685+0.83%+2.58% since 2003
20036,517-1.7%-0.66% since 2002
20026,560-1.06%-0.5% since 2001
20016,593-0.56%-0.56% since 2000
20006,630The Last Census

King and Queen County had 3,010 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that King and Queen County has a total area<3> of 326.3 square miles [845 km²]. Of this total, 316.3 square miles [819 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (3.08%) being water (10.06 square miles [26.07 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, King and Queen County had a population density of 20.96 people per square mile [8.09 people/km²], making it the state's 91st 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 King and Queen County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between King and Queen and the state of Virginia.

Click here for the King and Queen County QuickFact (QF-51097).

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
CarolineQF-51033   NW27,87022,12125.99%
EssexQF-51057   N11,1899,98912.01%
GloucesterQF-51073   SE39,18434,78012.66%
James CityQF-51095   S63,73548,10232.5%
King WilliamQF-51101   SW16,22513,14623.42%
MiddlesexQF-51119   E10,7319,9328.04%
New KentQF-51127   S18,11213,46234.54%

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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 King and Queen. 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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