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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.
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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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