Henrico County

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Henrico County is 245 sq miles (634.5 km). Goochland County, Chesterfield county, Hanover County, and Richmond City are a few the counties/cities that surround it. It is 96% urban and 4% rural. The population of Henrico last counted in 2012 was 314,932 people.

Lifestyle of citizens in Henrico

Many occupations in Henrico county include jobs in the medical field, education field, marketing field, and there are other jobs including government, criminal justice, etc. for Henrico county only. Henrico has a K-12 learning program including specialty centers, an ESL (English as a Second Language) program, and a special education program for those with disabilities.

Henrico Departments

Henrico County Government

Henrico County is the only county in Virginia that uses the County Manager form. A board of supervisors is elected, which is the policy-making body, and an appointed County Manager, who is the administrative head of government. There are board and commissions that focus on more citizens matter when they are concerned about something. It is separated into 3 branches, Legislative, Executive, and Judicial.

Facts about Henrico County

~Henrico County is 3,648 years old! (Was founded in 1634)

~Henrico was the scene of the second settlement in the colony and was established in 1634 as one of the eight original shires or counties. The county was named for Henry, Prince of Wales, the oldest son of King James I of England.

~Some attractions are Short pump town center, Deep Run recreational Park, and Meadow Farm Museum