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The 2000 Census showed that Powhatan County had a population of 22,377 people. This represented 0.32% of the total population of Virginia, making it the state's 50th most populous county (out of 134 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Powhatan had a population of 27,964 people. This is an increase of 24.97% 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
201028,046+25.33%+0.29% since 2009
200927,964+24.97%+1.05% since 2008
200827,674+23.67%+0.65% since 2007
200727,494+22.87%+0.78% since 2006
200627,282+21.92%+3.9% since 2005
200526,258+17.34%+3.06% since 2004
200425,478+13.86%+2.62% since 2003
200324,828+10.95%+3.05% since 2002
200224,092+7.66%+4.39% since 2001
200123,078+3.13%+3.13% since 2000
200022,377The Last Census

Powhatan County had 7,509 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Powhatan County has a total area<3> of 262.4 square miles [679 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (1.12 square miles [2.91 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Powhatan County had a population density of 85.6 people per square mile [33.07 people/km²], making it the state's 31st 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 Powhatan County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Powhatan and the state of Virginia.

Click here for the Powhatan County QuickFact (QF-51145).

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
AmeliaQF-51007   S12,88611,40013.04%
ChesterfieldQF-51041   SE306,670259,90317.99%
CumberlandQF-51049   W9,7579,0178.21%
GoochlandQF-51075   N21,31116,86326.38%

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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 Powhatan. 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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