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Grayson County, Virginia

Grayson County is a county located in the State of Virginia. As of 2000, the population is 17,917. Its county seat is Independence6.

Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,155 km² (446 mi²). 1,146 km² (443 mi²) of it is land and 8 km² (3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.73% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 17,917 people, 7,259 households, and 5,088 families residing in the county. The population density is 16/km² (40/mi²). There are 9,123 housing units at an average density of 8/km² (21/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 91.70% White, 6.79% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.70% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. 1.55% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 7,259 households out of which 26.40% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.60% are married couples living together, 8.50% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.90% are non-families. 26.80% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.90% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.31 and the average family size is 2.77.

In the county, the population is spread out with 19.50% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 29.80% from 25 to 44, 26.20% from 45 to 64, and 16.90% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 107.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 109.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $28,676, and the median income for a family is $35,076. Males have a median income of $24,126 versus $17,856 for females. The per capita income for the county is $16,768. 13.60% of the population and 10.00% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 18.80% are under the age of 18 and 16.30% are 65 or older.

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