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The 2000 Census showed that King William County had a population of 13,146 people. This represented 0.19% of the total population of Virginia, making it the state's 72nd most populous county (out of 134 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, King William had a population of 16,225 people. This is an increase of 23.42% 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
201015,935+21.22%-1.79% since 2009
200916,225+23.42%+1.49% since 2008
200815,987+21.61%+2.3% since 2007
200715,627+18.87%+3.26% since 2006
200615,133+15.11%+4.46% since 2005
200514,487+10.2%+2.45% since 2004
200414,141+7.57%+1.51% since 2003
200313,930+5.96%+1.91% since 2002
200213,669+3.98%+1.73% since 2001
200113,436+2.21%+2.21% since 2000
200013,146The Last Census

King William County had 5,189 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that King William County has a total area<3> of 285.7 square miles [739 km²]. Of this total, 275.4 square miles [713 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (3.58%) being water (10.22 square miles [26.47 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, King William County had a population density of 47.73 people per square mile [18.43 people/km²], making it the state's 64th 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 William County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between King William and the state of Virginia.

Click here for the King William County QuickFact (QF-51101).

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
CarolineQF-51033   NW27,87022,12125.99%
HanoverQF-51085   W99,93386,32015.77%
King and QueenQF-51097   NE6,7966,6302.5%
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 William. 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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