Floyd, Virginia
Floyd County Courthouse and Confederate statue
Floyd County Courthouse and Confederate statue
Location of Floyd, Virginia
Location of Floyd, Virginia
Floyd, Virginia is located in Virginia
Floyd, Virginia
Floyd, Virginia
Location of Floyd, Virginia
Floyd, Virginia is located in the United States
Floyd, Virginia
Floyd, Virginia
Floyd, Virginia (the United States)
Coordinates: 36°54′40″N 80°19′12″W / 36.91111°N 80.32000°W / 36.91111; -80.32000
CountryUnited States
StateVirginia
CountyFloyd
Government
 • TypeTownship
 • MayorWilliam Griffin
 • Vice MayorBruce Turner
Area
 • Total0.46 sq mi (1.18 km2)
 • Land0.46 sq mi (1.18 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
2,493 ft (760 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total448
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
24091
Area code540
FIPS code51-28544[2]
GNIS feature ID1498479[3]
WebsiteOfficial website

Floyd is a town in Floyd County, Virginia, United States. The population was 448 at the 2020 census. It is the county seat of Floyd County.[4] The Town of Floyd was originally named Jacksonville as the surrounding county was formed during the tenure of President Andrew Jackson. The name was subsequently changed to Floyd for Virginia governor John Floyd.[5]

History

The Floyd Historic District, Floyd Presbyterian Church, Glenanna, Phlegar Farm, and Oakdale are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[6]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.2 km2), all of it land.

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Floyd has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[7]

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.Note
1900402
1910369−8.2%
19203905.7%
193045015.4%
19404796.4%
19504932.9%
1960487−1.2%
1970474−2.7%
1980411−13.3%
1990396−3.6%
20004329.1%
2010425−1.6%
20204485.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 432 people, 238 households, and 117 families residing in the town. The population density was 942.3 people per square mile (362.6/km2). There were 264 housing units at an average density of 575.9 per square mile (221.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 93.29% White, 4.63% African American, 0.23% Asian, 0.23% Pacific Islander, 0.69% from other races, and 0.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.69% of the population.

There were 238 households, out of which 18.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.0% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 50.8% were non-families. 49.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 31.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.82 and the average family size was 2.57.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 18.5% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 22.7% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 30.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females, there were 70.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 66.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $25,781, and the median income for a family was $40,938. Males had a median income of $27,232 versus $19,464 for females. The per capita income for the town was $23,557. About 10.4% of families and 13.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.5% of those under age 18 and 16.9% of those age 65 or over.

Arts and culture

The Town of Floyd is becoming known as a regional destination for music, especially bluegrass music, and old-time music. The Floyd Country Store's Friday Night Jamboree,[9] which features local and area bands, has been held each Friday night for many years, gaining in popularity during the past decade. In fair weather, the indoor stage performances and dancing are joined by simultaneous banjo-and-fiddle-centered jam sessions in driveways and seating areas along South Locust Street.[10] Local old time string band The Alum Ridge Boys & Ashlee won first prize at the 85th Annual Old Fiddlers' Convention held in Galax, Virginia.[11] County Sales, a notable music distribution company founded by David Freeman focusing on old-time, bluegrass and related music, is located in the town, now reconfigured as a non-profit online-sales site and a brick-and-mortar store opposite The Floyd Country Store.[12][13]

Floyd is also home to a large counter-culture movement. There are other musical venues and stages in the town, featuring many different styles of music. The Winter Sun, a complex in downtown Floyd, frequently hosts shows for bands. The National Music Festival, focused on classical music, hosted its first season in Floyd in 2011.

Floyd is the location of Red Rooster Coffee.[14]

Notable people

See also

References

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  5. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. pp. 127.
  6. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  7. ^ "Floyd, Virginia Köppen Climate Classification (Weatherbase)". Weatherbase. Retrieved May 7, 2021.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved August 25, 2023.
  9. ^ https://floydcountrystore.com
  10. ^ RTODDOLD. "Floyd, Virginia's Famous Friday Night Jamboree Draws in Tourists From Across the Globe". WV Public Broadcasting. Archived from the original on December 2, 2016. Retrieved December 1, 2016.
  11. ^ Lawless, John. "85th Annual Old Fiddlers Convention Results". Bluegrass Today. Retrieved February 22, 2022.
  12. ^ https://www.countysales.com/pages/about
  13. ^ Wyatt, Marshall (August 11, 1999). ""Every County Has Its Own Personality", An Interview With David Freeman". The Old-Time Herald. 7 (2). Durham, NC. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved July 15, 2009.
  14. ^ Westerman, Kim. "Holiday Gift Guide 2018: The 12 Best Coffee Roasters In The U.S." Forbes. Retrieved May 7, 2021.
  15. ^ Visiting Artist Colloquium: Donna Polseno. arthistory.wisc.edu. Retrieved December 30, 2020.
  16. ^ Don Williams Stats. Retrieved December 30, 2020.