Northumberland County, Virginia

Northumberland County: County in Virginia, United States


Northumberland County is a county located in the U.S. state of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 12,330 and a population density of 17 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 12,069 inhabitants. Its county seat is Heathsville. The county was created 376 years ago in 1647.

Northumberland County locator map
Location of Northumberland County on Virginia map.

Quick Facts about Northumberland County

Population : 12,069 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Virginia (United States)
Different from : Northumberland County
Area : 740 km2
Water as percent of area : 33%
Land as percent of area : 67%
Named for : Northumberland
Capital : Heathsville
Establishment : January 01, 1648
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 08:06:27 (18th July 2024)
Density : 16 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -2.16% (2010-2020)
Northumberland County Courthouse image
Northumberland County Courthouse
Northumberland County Courthouse image


Northumberland County is located at 37°52'57"N 76°28'18"W (37.8824400, -76.4717100). It has 4 neighbors: Saint Mary s County, Lancaster County, Richmond County and Westmoreland County.

Northumberland County map

Northumberland County Populated Places

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Northumberland County.

City Name Population Title

Northumberland County has 4 neighbours.


According to census records, the population of Northumberland County decreased by 2.16% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 12,330 - census
2011 12,451 0.97% estimation process
2012 12,422 -0.23% estimation process
2013 12,298 -1.01% estimation process
2014 12,256 -0.34% estimation process
2015 12,241 -0.12% estimation process
2016 12,176 -0.53% estimation process
2017 12,271 0.77% estimation process
2018 12,168 -0.85% estimation process
2019 12,095 -0.6% estimation process
2020 12,069 -0.22% estimation process

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People born in Northumberland County (8)

People born in Northumberland County, including judge LeRoy Pope, lieutenant governor of Virginia Allie Edward Stakes Stephens, politician Richard Lee II, .


  • William Bean (Tennessee's first permanent European-American settler) he was born in 09/12/1721
  • William Foushee (American physician, politician) he was born in 26/10/1749
  • C. Harding Walker (Member of the Senate of Virginia) he was born in 27/01/1859
  • Gen. Sir Charles Wade Thornton (British general) he was born in 01/06/1764
  • Elizabeth Lee (American (1709-1753)) she was born in 25/05/1709

Other places with the same name (2)

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