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Time Zone: Southampton County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Courtland is the Seat for Southampton County.

Southampton County was founded in 1749.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Southampton had a population of 18,483 people. This is an increase of 5.73% since the last Census (which gave a population of 17,482 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Southampton represented 0.25% of the total population of Virginia, making it the state's 58th most populous county (out of 134 counties).

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
201018,570+6.22%+0.47% since 2009
200918,483+5.73%-0.53% since 2008
200818,582+6.29%+0.82% since 2007
200017,482The Last Census

More information can be found on the Southampton County Census Page for Southampton County.


Below are some of the communities located in Southampton County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Southampton County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Courtland   1,2251,2703.54% decrease  
Boykins   5916204.68% decrease  
Capron   486167191% increase  
Ivor   3063204.38% decrease  
Newsoms   2752822.48% decrease  

Websites for Southampton County

Official Website:   www.southamptoncounty.org/

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<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>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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