Jarratt, Virginia

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Jarratt, Virginia
Welcome sign at VA 139 and Henry Road in Jarratt.
Welcome sign at VA 139 and Henry Road in Jarratt.
Location of Jarratt in Virginia
Location of Jarratt in Virginia
Coordinates: 36°48′57″N 77°28′11″W / 36.81583°N 77.46972°W / 36.81583; -77.46972Coordinates: 36°48′57″N 77°28′11″W / 36.81583°N 77.46972°W / 36.81583; -77.46972
CountryUnited States
CountiesGreensville, Sussex
 • Total1.26 sq mi (3.26 km2)
 • Land1.26 sq mi (3.26 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
151 ft (46 m)
 • Total638
 • Estimate 
 • Density454.69/sq mi (175.50/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
23867, 23870
Area code(s)434
FIPS code51-40536[3]
GNIS feature ID1495754[4]

Jarratt is a town in Greensville and Sussex counties in the U.S. state of Virginia. The population was 638 at the 2010 census,[5] up from 589 at the 2000 census. In 1848, Jarrat's was a stop on the Petersburg Railroad. Jaratt was incorporated in 1938.[6]


Jarratt is located on the border of Greensville and Sussex counties, just west of Interstate 95, which provides access from Exit 20 (Henry Road). It is 10 miles (16 km) north of Emporia and 33 miles (53 km) south of Petersburg via I-95.

The former Petersburg Railroad line within the town was acquired by the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad of Virginia, which is today part of the CSX North End Subdivision. It also contained a junction with the main line of the Virginian Railway, which was acquired by the Norfolk and Western Railway, and later abandoned, with the exception of a short spur west from the North End Subdivision to the Georgia-Pacific Jarratt Sheathing Plant.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.3 km2), all land.[5]

Government and infrastructure[edit]

The United States Postal Service operates the Jarratt Post Office,[7] which is directly on the Sussex-Greensville County Line.

The Virginia Department of Corrections operates the Greensville Correctional Center in unincorporated Greensville County, near Jarratt.[8] Greensville houses the Commonwealth of Virginia execution chamber.[9]


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)572[2]−10.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 589 people, 271 households, and 175 families residing in the town. The population density was 464.8 people per square mile (179.1/km2). There were 293 housing units at an average density of 231.2 per square mile (89.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 63.16% White, 35.99% African American, 0.17% Asian, 0.34% from other races, and 0.34% from two or more races.

There were 271 households, out of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.6% were married couples living together, 15.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.1% were non-families. 32.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.71.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 22.4% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 17.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,125, and the median income for a family was $38,942. Males had a median income of $31,319 versus $30,417 for females. The per capita income for the town was $24,291. About 11.4% of families and 13.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.3% of those under age 18 and 8.5% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Archived from the original on 2012-02-12. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Jarratt town, Virginia". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 29, 2017.[dead link]
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-08-01. Retrieved 2015-09-01.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) "Incorporated by Order of the Circuit Court of Sussex County, June 20, 1938"
  7. ^ "Post Office Location - JARRATT Archived 2012-06-14 at the Wayback Machine." United States Postal Service. Retrieved on August 22, 2010.
  8. ^ "Greensville Correctional Center/Greensville Work Center (major male institution) Archived 2010-08-19 at the Wayback Machine." Virginia Department of Corrections. Retrieved on August 22, 2010.
  9. ^ "Virginia Death Row/Execution Facts ." My FOX DC. Tuesday November 10, 2009. Retrieved on August 22, 2010.
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.

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