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Newsoms, Virginia

Newsoms, Virginia
Town
Location of Newsoms, Virginia
Location of Newsoms, Virginia
Coordinates:
Country United States
State Virginia
County Southampton
Area
 • Total 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
 • Land 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 85 ft (26 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 282
 • Density 559.1/sq mi (215.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 23874
Area code(s) 757
FIPS code 51-56096[1]
GNIS feature ID 1471523[2]

Newsoms is a town in Southampton County, Virginia, United States. The population was 282 at the 2000 census.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Demographics 3
  • Notable residents 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

History

Sunnyside was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[3]

Geography

Newsoms is located at (36.627714, -77.126695).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 282 people, 124 households, and 77 families residing in the town. The population density was 559.1 people per square mile (217.8/km2). There were 141 housing units at an average density of 279.5 per square mile (108.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 54.96% White and 45.04% African American.

There were 124 households out of which 25.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.5% were married couples living together, 16.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.1% were non-families. 33.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the town the population was spread out with 20.6% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 21.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 74.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $26,250, and the median income for a family was $40,000. Males had a median income of $28,125 versus $18,125 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,633. About 9.7% of families and 12.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.8% of those under the age of eighteen and 24.4% of those sixty five or over.

Notable residents

  • George Henry Thomas (1816–1870) was born here

References

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names".  
  3. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places.  
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

External links

  • Newsoms Volunteer Fire Department
  • Newsoms Peanut Shop
  • Turtle Creek Horse Transportation
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