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The 2000 Census showed that Patrick County had a population of 19,407 people. This represented 0.27% of the total population of Virginia, making it the state's 55th most populous county (out of 134 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Patrick had a population of 18,636 people. This is a decrease of 3.97% 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
201018,490-4.73%-0.78% since 2009
200918,636-3.97%-0.46% since 2008
200818,723-3.52%-0.41% since 2007
200618,792-3.17%-0.18% since 2005
200518,825-3%-0.21% since 2004
200418,865-2.79%-0.69% since 2003
200318,996-2.12%-0.49% since 2002
200219,090-1.63%-1.1% since 2001
200119,302-0.54%-0.54% since 2000
200019,407The Last Census

Patrick County had 9,823 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Patrick County has a total area<3> of 485.9 square miles [1,258 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (2.72 square miles [7.05 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Patrick County had a population density of 40.17 people per square mile [15.51 people/km²], making it the state's 71st 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 Patrick County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Patrick and the state of Virginia.

Click here for the Patrick County QuickFact (QF-51141).

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Stokes (NC)QF-37169   S46,15044,7113.22%
Surry (NC)QF-37171   SW72,49671,2191.79%
CarrollQF-51035   W29,03429,245-0.72%
FloydQF-51063   N15,01313,8748.21%
FranklinQF-51067   NE51,92447,2869.81%
HenryQF-51089   E54,88857,930-5.25%

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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 Patrick. 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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