Mecklenburg County

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Mecklenburg County, Virginia

393 Washington St
Boydton, VA 23917
Phone: (434) 738-6191
Fax: (434) 738-6861
www.mecklenburgva.com

On the central southern border of VA, southwest of Richmond; organized Mar 1, 1765 from Lunenburg County. Name Origin: For Charlotte Sophia, Princess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744-1818), wife of George III (1738-1820) of England

Area (sq mi):: 679.29 (land 623.93; water 55.36) Population per square mile: 52.10
Population 2005: 32,529 State rank: 53 Population change: 2000-20005 0.50%; 1990-2000 10.70% Population 2000: 32,380 (White 58.70%; Black or African American 39.10%; Hispanic or Latino 1.20%; Asian 0.30%; Other 1.40%). Foreign born: 1.60%. Median age: 40.90
Income 2000: per capita $17,171; median household $31,380; Population below poverty level: 15.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,468-$22,052
Unemployment (2004): 6.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.50% Median travel time to work: 25.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 23.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

600 E 4th St 11th Fl Charlotte-Mecklenburg Govt Center
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: (704) 336-2472
Fax: (704) 336-5887
www.co.mecklenburg.nc.us

On the central southern border of NC, east of Gastonia; organized Nov 3, 1762 (prior to statehood) from Anson County. Name Origin: For Mecklenburg-Strelitz, home of Princess Charlotte Sophia (1744-1818), wife of King George III (1738-1820) of England

Area (sq mi):: 546.22 (land 526.28; water 19.94) Population per square mile: 1513.20
Population 2005: 796,372 State rank: 1 Population change: 2000-20005 14.50%; 1990-2000 36.00% Population 2000: 695,454 (White 61.10%; Black or African American 27.90%; Hispanic or Latino 6.50%; Asian 3.10%; Other 4.90%). Foreign born: 9.80%. Median age: 33.10
Income 2000: per capita $27,352; median household $50,579; Population below poverty level: 9.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $37,274-$38,376
Unemployment (2004): 5.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.00% Median travel time to work: 26.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 9.20%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Charlotte County seat (594,359)
  • Huntersville (34,332)
  • Cornelius (17,875)
  • Mint Hill (17,480)

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