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The 2000 Census showed that New Kent County had a population of 13,462 people. This represented 0.19% of the total population of Virginia, making it the state's 70th most populous county (out of 134 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, New Kent had a population of 18,112 people. This is an increase of 34.54% 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
201018,429+36.9%+1.75% since 2009
200918,112+34.54%+2.15% since 2008
200817,731+31.71%+2.82% since 2007
200717,245+28.1%+3.52% since 2006
200616,659+23.75%+4.52% since 2005
200515,939+18.4%+4.08% since 2004
200415,314+13.76%+3.75% since 2003
200314,761+9.65%+3.99% since 2002
200214,194+5.44%+2.24% since 2001
200113,883+3.13%+3.13% since 2000
200013,462The Last Census

New Kent County had 5,203 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that New Kent County has a total area<3> of 223.5 square miles [578 km²]. Of this total, 209.5 square miles [542 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (6.24%) being water (13.93 square miles [36.09 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, New Kent County had a population density of 64.2 people per square mile [24.8 people/km²], making it the state's 47th 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 New Kent County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between New Kent and the state of Virginia.

Click here for the New Kent County QuickFact (QF-51127).

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Charles CityQF-51036   S7,2176,9264.2%
HanoverQF-51085   NW99,93386,32015.77%
HenricoQF-51087   W296,415262,30013.01%
James CityQF-51095   SE63,73548,10232.5%
King and QueenQF-51097   N6,7966,6302.5%
King WilliamQF-51101   N16,22513,14623.42%

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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 New Kent. 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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