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Patrick County, Virginia

PO Box 148
Stuart, VA 24171
Phone: (276) 694-7213
Fax: (276) 694-6943
www.co.patrick.va.us

On the southwestern border of VA, southwest of Roanoke; organized Nov 26, 1790 from Henry County. Name Origin: For Patrick Henry (1736-99), patriot, governor of VA (1776-79; 1784-86), and statesman, famous for proclaiming, "Give me liberty or give me death."

Area (sq mi):: 485.87 (land 483.14; water 2.72) Population per square mile: 39.80
Population 2005: 19,209 State rank: 80 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.00%; 1990-2000 11.10% Population 2000: 19,407 (White 91.00%; Black or African American 6.20%; Hispanic or Latino 1.90%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.80%). Foreign born: 1.50%. Median age: 40.50
Income 2000: per capita $15,574; median household $28,705; Population below poverty level: 13.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,019-$20,385
Unemployment (2004): 7.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.90% Median travel time to work: 27.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 44.80%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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In Patrick County Public Schools in Patrick County, Virginia, in 2007, one of the goals that developed for the school district was to increase the opportunities for students to enroll in dual enrollment programs.