Halifax County VA Information


Halifax County Subdivisions

Halifax County VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 35,817
Population in Households 35,060
Population in Familes 28,759
Population in Group Qrtrs 757
Population Density1 44
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 15,072
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 9,973
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 18,210 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,651 (58.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,421 (24.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,138 (17.2%)
Median Home Value $120,714
Average Home Value $150,535


Median Household Income $33,177
Average Household Income $48,246
Per Capita Income $20,333
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.22% -0.3%
Households -0.02% -0.24%
Families -0.16% -0.34%
Median Household Income   2.59%
Per Capita Income   2.39%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Halifax County VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Halifax County to the other 134 counties / independent cities and county equivalents in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 48 65th
Population Density1 # 109 19th
Diversity Index2 # 46 66th
Median Household Income # 125 7th
Per Capita Income # 109 19th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.