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Lancaster County, Virginia
Map of Virginia highlighting Lancaster County
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Virginia
Virginia's location in the U.S.
Seat Lancaster
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

231 sq mi (598 km²)

98 sq mi (254 km²), 42.45%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

11,567
88/sq mi (34/km²)
Founded 1651
Website www.lancova.com
Outskirts of Lively, Virginia, in Lancaster County
The historic church of St. Mary's, Whitechapel, in Lancaster County. St Mary's parish was the birthplace of Mary Ball Washington, mother of George Washington.

Lancaster County is a county located on the Northern Neck in the Commonwealth of Virginia, a state in the United States. As of 2000, the population was 11,567. Its county seat is Lancaster[1]. It is located near the mouth of the Rappahannock River. The county is part of the Northern Neck George Washington Birthplace wine-growing region recognized by the United States as an American Viticultural Area.

Contents

History

Lancaster County was established in 1651 from Northumberland and York counties. Historic attractions open to the public include the Mary Ball Washington Museum and Library, Belle Isle State Park and the eighteenth-century Christ Church).

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 231 square miles (599 km²), of which, 133 square miles (345 km²) of it is land and 98 square miles (254 km²) of it (42.45%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 11,567 people, 5,004 households, and 3,412 families residing in the county. The population density was 87 people per square mile (34/km²). There were 6,498 housing units at an average density of 49 per square mile (19/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 69.95% White, 28.88% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.10% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. 0.61% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,004 households out of which 21.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.70% were married couples living together, 11.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.80% were non-families. 28.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.71.

In the county, the population was spread out with 19.00% under the age of 18, 5.00% from 18 to 24, 19.60% from 25 to 44, 28.00% from 45 to 64, and 28.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females there were 86.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,239, and the median income for a family was $42,957. Males had a median income of $30,592 versus $23,039 for females. The per capita income for the county was $24,663. About 9.90% of families and 12.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.00% of those under age 18 and 11.20% of those age 65 or over.

Towns

Incorporated towns

Unincorporated communities

Local Sights

The resort hotel, The Tides Inn, is in the County as well as a small hospital. Lancaster county is also home to the historic church of St. Mary's, Whitechapel, founded in 1669. Mary Ball Washington, mother of George Washington, was born in the parish of St Mary's.

References

Coordinates: 37°43′N 76°25′W / 37.71°N 76.41°W / 37.71; -76.41


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Lancaster County, Virginia
Map
File:Map of Virginia highlighting Lancaster County.png
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the USA highlighting Virginia
Virginia's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1651
Seat Lancaster
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

599 km² (231 mi²)
 sq mi ( km²)
254 km² (98 mi²), 42.45%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

11,567
34/km² 
Website: www.lancova.com

Lancaster County is a county located on the Northern Neck in the Commonwealth of Virginia, a state in the United States. As of 2000, the population is 11,567. Its county seat is Lancaster6. It is located near the mouth of the Rappahannock River. The county is part of the Northern Neck George Washington Birthplace wine-growing region recognized by the United States as an American Viticultural Area.

Contents

History

Lancaster County was established in 1651 from Northumberland and York counties. Historic attractions open to the public include the Mary Ball Washington Museum and Library, Belle Isle State Park and Christ Church.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 599 km² (231 mi²). 345 km² (133 mi²) of it is land and 254 km² (98 mi²) of it (42.45%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 11,567 people, 5,004 households, and 3,412 families residing in the county. The population density was 34/km² (87/mi²). There were 6,498 housing units at an average density of 19/km² (49/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 69.95% White, 28.88% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.10% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. 0.61% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,004 households out of which 21.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.70% were married couples living together, 11.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.80% were non-families. 28.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.71.

In the county, the population was spread out with 19.00% under the age of 18, 5.00% from 18 to 24, 19.60% from 25 to 44, 28.00% from 45 to 64, and 28.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females there were 86.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,239, and the median income for a family was $42,957. Males had a median income of $30,592 versus $23,039 for females. The per capita income for the county was $24,663. About 9.90% of families and 12.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.00% of those under age 18 and 11.20% of those age 65 or over.

Towns

Incorporated towns

Unincorporated communities

Local Sights

The resort hotel, The Tides Inn, is in the County as well as a small hospital.

External Links

Coordinates: 37°43′N 76°25′W / 37.71, -76.41

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