Isle of Wight County

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Isle of Wight County, Virginia

PO Box 80
Isle of Wight, VA 23397
Phone: (757) 365-6204
Fax: (757) 357-9171
www.co.isle-of-wight.va.us

In southeastern VA, on the west bank of the James River. Organized 1634 as Warrascoyak County from Upper Norfolk (which was organized 1636 from New Norfolk County and renamed Nansemond County in 1642-43); name changed in 1637. Name Origin: For the island off the southern coast of England. Originally named for the local Indians

Area (sq mi):: 362.76 (land 315.87; water 46.89) Population per square mile: 105.80
Population 2005: 33,417 State rank: 50 Population change: 2000-20005 12.40%; 1990-2000 18.70% Population 2000: 29,728 (White 70.60%; Black or African American 27.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.30%; Other 1.50%). Foreign born: 1.10%. Median age: 38.90
Income 2000: per capita $20,235; median household $45,387; Population below poverty level: 8.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $27,122-$29,084
Unemployment (2004): 3.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.50% Median travel time to work: 29.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 63.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Norfolk Southern (NYSE: NSC) has completed the planting of about 42,000 trees which will serve as a buffer and wildlife habitat at the site of the company's planned coal ground storage facility in Isle of Wight County, Va.
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