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city (1990 pop. 16,162), seat of Henry co., S Va., in the Blue Ridge foothills near the N.C. line; founded 1793, inc. as a city 1928. Tobacco is processed, and furniture, prefabricated homes, textiles, clothing, wood and plastic products, machinery, chemicals, and transportation equipment are manufactured.

Martinsville (Independent City), Virginia

PO Box 1112
Martinsville, VA 24114
Phone: (276) 656-5180
Fax: (276) 403-5280

In southern VA, 32 mi. west of Danville. Founded 1791; incorporated as a town in 1873; as a city in 1928. Serves as county seat for Henry County. Name Origin: For Gen. Joseph Martin (1740-1808), pioneer settler and army officer who represented the county in the General Assembly when the town was established

Area (sq mi):: 11.01 (land 10.96; water 0.05) Population per square mile: 1361.80
Population 2005: 14,925 State rank: 95 Population change: 2000-20005 -3.20%; 1990-2000 -4.60% Population 2000: 15,416 (White 54.10%; Black or African American 42.50%; Hispanic or Latino 2.30%; Asian 0.50%; Other 1.60%). Foreign born: 2.70%. Median age: 40.80
Income 2000: per capita $17,251; median household $27,441; Population below poverty level: 19.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,574-$23,309
Unemployment (2004): 12.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.00% Median travel time to work: 18.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 56.10%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Martinsville County seat (15,039)

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