About Appomattox

Vision Statement
We will be recognized as a community that is cooperative, creative and conscientious that enhances the quality of life through planning and implementation in preparation for the future while maintaining our heritage.

Mission Statement
We will provide a collaborative, courteous, friendly environment where citizens, elected officials and governmental bodies strive for shared excellence in leadership, governance, insightful planning and timely implementation. With properly managed and balanced growth we will provide opportunities and benefits for all community citizens in education, employment, and quality of life.

Core Values
Trustworthiness~~Family/Community~~Quality of Life~~Cooperation~~
Open-mindedness~~Dedication~~Heritage~~Integrity

Leadership Philosophy
We are here to completely support individually and as a council the vision, mission and values. We will work with all citizens to reach the goal of shared excellence in the Town of Appomattox.  We are accountable to the citizens and will be available to them to move toward needed constant change and improvement.  We will support existing businesses to grow and be able to maintain their commerce while also striving to bring new businesses and industry to our area.  We will work to recognize the talents and unique abilities of all while cooperating in trust and open communication to enhance qualify of life in our town.
Small-town comfort meets large-scale Southern hospitality in Appomattox. No matter your age, background or walk of life, there is a place for you in the Town of Appomattox. We may be little in size, but we are large in caring. After all, good things come in small(er) zip codes.

Demographics
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,761 people, 716 households, and 469 families residing in the town. The population density was 808.7 people per square mile (311.9/km²). There were 767 housing units at an average density of 352.2/sq mi (135.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 66.89% White, 32.14% African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.11% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity accounted for 0.23% of the population.
In relation to households make-ups, 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.7% were married couples living together, 20.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.4% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.92.
In the town the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 19.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 82.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.2 males.

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