Virginia Land area in square miles, 2010 by County

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Land area in square miles, 2010 - (Square Miles)
County Value
Accomack 449.50
Albemarle 720.70
Alexandria city 15.03
Alleghany 445.46
Amelia 355.27
Amherst 473.93
Appomattox 333.49
Arlington 25.97
Augusta 967.00
Bath 529.16
Bedford 753.02
Bedford city 6.88
Bland 357.73
Botetourt 541.20
Bristol city 13.01
Brunswick 566.17
Buchanan 502.76
Buckingham 579.66
Buena Vista city 6.70
Campbell 503.87
Caroline 527.51
Carroll 474.69
Charles City 182.82
Charlotte 475.27
Charlottesville city 10.24
Chesapeake city 340.80
Chesterfield 423.30
Clarke 176.18
Colonial Heights city 7.52
Covington city 5.47
Craig 329.53
Culpeper 379.23
Cumberland 297.46
Danville city 42.93
Dickenson 330.53
Dinwiddie 503.72
Emporia city 6.89
Essex 257.12
Fairfax 390.97
Fairfax city 6.24
Falls Church city 2.00
Fauquier 647.45
Floyd 380.42
Fluvanna 286.01
Franklin 690.43
Franklin city 8.21
Frederick 413.50
Fredericksburg city 10.44
Galax city 8.24
Giles 355.78
Gloucester 217.81
Goochland 281.42
Grayson 442.18
Greene 156.25
Greensville 295.23
Halifax 817.84
Hampton city 51.41
Hanover 468.54
Harrisonburg city 17.42
Henrico 233.70
Henry 382.33
Highland 415.16
Hopewell city 10.28
Isle of Wight 315.61
James City 142.44
King and Queen 315.14
King George 179.64
King William 273.94
Lancaster 133.25
Lee 435.52
Lexington city 2.50
Loudoun 515.56
Louisa 496.30
Lunenburg 431.68
Lynchburg city 49.13
Madison 320.68
Manassas city 9.88
Manassas Park city 2.53
Martinsville city 10.96
Mathews 85.93
Mecklenburg 625.49
Middlesex 130.31
Montgomery 387.01
Nelson 470.86
New Kent 209.73
Newport News city 68.71
Norfolk city 54.12
Northampton 211.61
Northumberland 191.30
Norton city 7.48
Nottoway 314.39
Orange 340.78
Page 310.86
Patrick 483.10
Petersburg city 22.93
Pittsylvania 968.94
Poquoson city 15.32
Portsmouth city 33.65
Powhatan 260.22
Prince Edward 349.96
Prince George 265.16
Prince William 336.40
Pulaski 319.86
Radford city 9.87
Rappahannock 266.23
Richmond 191.49
Richmond city 59.81
Roanoke 250.52
Roanoke city 42.56
Rockbridge 597.56
Rockingham 849.09
Russell 473.82
Salem city 14.44
Scott 535.53
Shenandoah 508.78
Smyth 450.93
Southampton 599.15
Spotsylvania 401.50
Stafford 268.96
Staunton city 19.98
Suffolk city 400.17
Surry 278.95
Sussex 490.22
Tazewell 518.85
Virginia Beach city 249.02
Warren 213.47
Washington 560.98
Waynesboro city 15.04
Westmoreland 229.38
Williamsburg city 9.02
Winchester city 9.23
Wise 403.19
Wythe 461.82
York 104.78

Value for Virginia (Square Miles): 39,490.09

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, data file from Geography Division based on the TIGER/Geographic Identification Code Scheme (TIGER/GICS) computer file. Land area updated every 10 years. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/tiger/index.html or http://factfinder.census.gov.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census of Population and Housing. Land area is based on current information in the TIGER® data base, calculated for use with Census 2000.

Definitions:

Land area is the size, in square units (metric and nonmetric) of all areas designated as land in the Census Bureau's national geographic (TIGER®) database.

Persons per square mile is the average number of inhabitants per square mile of land area. These figures are derived by dividing the total number of residents by the number of square miles of land area in the specified geographic area. The land area measurement is from the Census 2000. To determine population per square kilometer, multiply the population per square mile by .3861.

Scope and Methodology:

TIGER is an acronym for the digital (computer-readable) geographic database that automates the mapping and related geographic activities required to support the Census Bureau's census and survey programs. The Census Bureau developed the Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (TIGER) System to automate the geographic support processes needed to meet the major geographic needs of the 1990 census. Land area was calculated from the specific set of boundaries recorded for the entity (in this case, counties, which were then aggregated to metropolitan totals) in the Census Bureau's geographic database.

Land area measurements are originally recorded as whole square meters (to convert square meters to square kilometers, divide by 1,000,000; to convert square kilometers to square miles, divide by 2.58999; to convert square meters to square miles, divide by 2,589,988).

Land area measurements may disagree with the information displayed on U.S. Census Bureau maps and in the TIGER® database because, for area measurement purposes, features identified as "intermittent water" and "glacier" are reported as land area.

The accuracy of any area measurement data is limited by the accuracy inherent in (1) the location and shape of the various boundary information in the TIGER® database and (2) rounding affecting the last digit in all operations that compute and/or sum the area measurements. Identification of land is for statistical purposes and does not necessarily reflect legal definitions.

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