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Essex County, VA Public Records

15th Circuit Court
PO Box 445
Tappahannock, VA 22560 www.courts.state.va.us/courts/cir...
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 804-443-3541
F: 804-445-1216
Couriers: 305 Prince St
Tappahannock, VA 22560
Jurisdiction: Felony, Civil Actions over $4,500, Probate
Restricted Records: No juvenile, sealed records released
15th General District Court
PO Box 66
Tappahannock, VA 22560 www.courts.state.va.us/courts/com...
Hours: 8AM-4PM EST
P: 804-443-3744
F: 804-443-4122
Couriers: 300 Prince St
Tappahannock, VA 22560
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $25,001, Eviction, Small Claims
Restricted Records: No juvenile, sealed records released

Essex County, VA Vital Records

Contact the Essex County Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Essex County
Clerk of Circuit Court
305 Prince St
Tappahannock, VA 22560 www.courts.state.va.us/courts/cir...
8:30AM-4:30PM EST
Phone: 804-443-3541
Fax: 804-445-1216
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Essex County Vital Certificates

Essex County Vital Certificates

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Essex County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 257.77 sq mi
Population (2009): 11,189
  • Females: 52.6%
  • White: 58.3%
  • Black/African American: 38.4%
  • Asian: 1.1%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 1.4%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 57.2%
Population Change (2000-2009): 1,200
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 1.4%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 3.1%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 13.0%
High School Graduates (2000): 73.5%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 17.4%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.46
Housing Units (2000): 4,926
Homeownership Rate (2000): 77.3%

Essex County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $162,286
  • Construction: $8,673
  • Retail Trade: $24,959
  • Professional and Technical Services: $0
  • Healthcare: $0
  • Banking: $6,254
  • Retail Trade: $24,959
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $8,192
  • Manufacturing: $14,088
  • Farms: $1,694
  • Government: $25,656
Employed (2000): 4,824
Unemployed (2000): 160
Unemployment Rate (2009): 8.2%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $28,383
Local Government Employment (2007): 438
Local Government Revenue (2007): $21,557 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $15,048 (thou. dol.)

Essex County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 138
  • Per 1,000 population: 12.8
Deaths (2007): 137
  • Per 1,000 population: 12.7
Infant Deaths (2007): 2
  • Per 1,000 population: 14.5

Essex County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 19
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 0
  • Forcible rape: 6
  • Robbery: 6
  • Aggravated Assault: 7
Property Crimes (2008): 225
  • Burglary: 21
  • Larceny-Theft: 187
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 17

Essex County Genealogy Records