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The 2000 Census showed that Scott County had a population of 23,403 people. This represented 0.33% of the total population of Virginia, making it the state's 48th most populous county (out of 134 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Scott had a population of 22,585 people. This is a decrease of 3.5% 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
201023,177-0.97%+2.62% since 2009
200922,585-3.5%-0.67% since 2008
200822,738-2.84%-0.45% since 2007
200722,840-2.41%-0.26% since 2006
200622,899-2.15%+0.47% since 2005
200522,792-2.61%+0.22% since 2004
200422,743-2.82%-0.34% since 2003
200322,821-2.49%-0.61% since 2002
200222,962-1.88%-0.57% since 2001
200123,094-1.32%-1.32% since 2000
200023,403The Last Census

Scott County had 11,355 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Scott County has a total area<3> of 538 square miles [1,395 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (2.05 square miles [5.31 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Scott County had a population density of 43.62 people per square mile [16.84 people/km²], making it the state's 68th 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 Scott County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Scott and the state of Virginia.

Click here for the Scott County QuickFact (QF-51169).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Scott County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Hancock (TN)QF-47067   W6,5886,786-2.92%
Hawkins (TN)QF-47073   SW57,78453,5637.88%
Sullivan (TN)QF-47163   SE154,552153,0480.98%
LeeQF-51105   W25,16623,5896.69%
RussellQF-51167   NE29,25030,308-3.49%
WashingtonQF-51191   E53,01851,1033.75%
WiseQF-51195   N41,77340,1234.11%

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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 Scott. 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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