Nottoway County

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Nottoway County, Virginia

325 W Court House Rd
Nottoway, VA 23955
Phone: (434) 645-9043
Fax: (434) 645-2201

In south-central VA, southwest of Richmond; organized 1789 from Amelia County. Name Origin: For the local Indian tribe related to the Iroquois. The name, given to them by their neighbours, means 'rattlesnake' in the sense of 'untrustworthy enemy.' Their own name Cheroenhaka is believed to mean 'fork of a stream,' perhaps to signify a favorite campsite.

Area (sq mi):: 316.10 (land 314.65; water 1.45) Population per square mile: 49.50
Population 2005: 15,560 State rank: 93 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.00%; 1990-2000 4.90% Population 2000: 15,725 (White 56.70%; Black or African American 40.60%; Hispanic or Latino 1.60%; Asian 0.40%; Other 1.80%). Foreign born: 1.40%. Median age: 38.60
Income 2000: per capita $15,552; median household $30,866; Population below poverty level: 20.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,452-$22,293
Unemployment (2004): 4.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.70% Median travel time to work: 29.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 38.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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