Appomattox County

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Appomattox County, Virginia

297 Court St
Appomattox, VA 24522
Phone: (434) 352-5275
Fax: (434) 352-2781
www.appomattox.com

In south-central VA, east of Lynchburg; organized 1845 from Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, and Prince Edward counties. Name Origin: For the Appomattox River, which runs through the county; origin of name is obscure: 'tobacco plant country' and 'curving tidal estuary' have been suggested. Apumetec is mentioned as an Indian queen in John Smith's (c.1580-1631) The Generall Historie of Virginia, New-England, & the Summer Isles (1624).

Area (sq mi):: 334.73 (land 333.69; water 1.05) Population per square mile: 41.90
Population 2005: 13,967 State rank: 100 Population change: 2000-20005 1.90%; 1990-2000 11.40% Population 2000: 13,705 (White 75.70%; Black or African American 22.90%; Hispanic or Latino 0.50%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.00%). Foreign born: 1.40%. Median age: 39.10
Income 2000: per capita $18,086; median household $36,507; Population below poverty level: 11.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,502-$24,059
Unemployment (2004): 4.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.30% Median travel time to work: 29.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 57.90%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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