Southampton County , Virginia

Southampton County: County in Virginia, United States

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


Southampton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 18,570 and a population density of 12 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 17,636 inhabitants. Its county seat is Courtland. The county was created 272 years ago in 1748.

Southampton VA courthouse image
Southampton VA courthouse
Southampton VA courthouse image


Southampton County is located at 36°43'13"N 77°6'22"W (36.7204000, -77.1060900). It has 9 neighbors: Gates County, Hertford County, Northampton County, Franklin, Greensville County, Isle of Wight County, Suffolk, Surry County and Sussex County.

Southampton County map

The largest city of Southampton County is Branchville with a population of 115. . See all Southampton County cities & populated places.


Southampton County forecast: Sunny, with a high near 66. more

Southampton County Quick Facts

Population : 17,636 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Virginia (United States)
Area : 1560 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.5%
Land as percent of area : 99.5%
Named for : Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton, Southampton
Altitude : 13 feet / 4 meters
Capital : Courtland
Establishment : January 01, 1749
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 17:58:35 (27th October 2021)
Density : 11 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -5.3% (2010-2020)
Weather : 66℉ Sunny 7-days weather

Southampton County has 9 neighbours.


According to census records, the population of Southampton County decreased by 5.3% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 18,570 - census
2011 18,638 0.36% estimation process
2012 18,507 -0.71% estimation process
2013 18,329 -0.97% estimation process
2014 18,223 -0.58% estimation process
2015 18,136 -0.48% estimation process
2016 18,080 -0.31% estimation process
2017 17,841 -1.34% estimation process
2018 17,713 -0.72% estimation process
2019 17,631 -0.47% estimation process
2020 17,636 0.03% estimation process

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People born in Southampton County (16)

People born in Southampton County, including politician Henry Taylor Blow, politician John C. Gray, slave rebellion leader Nat Turner, you can see a list of people who born in Southampton County.

Other places with the same name (1)

Southampton County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Southampton County.

City Name Population Title
Courtland 1,214 Town
Boykins 525 Town of the United States
Ivor 315 Town of the United States
Newsoms 298 Town of the United States
Capron 153 Town of the United States
Branchville 115 Human settlement in Southampton County, Virginia, United States of America

Virginia Other Counties (more counties)

County Name Population Title
Fairfax County 1,150,847 County in Virginia, United States
Prince William County 475,533 County in Virginia, United States
Virginia Beach 451,231 Independent city in Virginia, United States
Loudoun County 422,784 County in Virginia, United States
Chesterfield County 358,245 County in South Carolina, United States
Henrico County 333,766 County in Virginia, United States
Chesapeake 247,011 Independent city in Virginia, United States
Norfolk 242,803 Independent city in Virginia, United States
Arlington County 240,119 County in Virginia, United States; suburb of Washington, D.
Richmond 232,226 Capital city of Virginia, United States
Arlington 229,164 County in Virginia, United States; suburb of Washington, D.
City of Portsmouth 215,133 Administrative division in Virginia, United States
Newport News 179,062 Independent city in Virginia, United States
Alexandria 158,726 Independent city in Virginia, United States
Stafford County 156,748 County in Virginia, United States
East Hampton 147,993 Town in New York