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

388 sq mi (1,005 km²)

1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.31%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

83,629
83/sq mi (32/km²)
Founded 1772
Montgomery Co VA CH.jpg
Montgomery County Courthouse in Christianburg
Website www.montva.com

Montgomery County is a county located in the U.S. state of Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the population was 83,629, and 89,967 according to 2008 estimates. Its county seat is Christiansburg[1]. It is part of the Blacksburg–Christiansburg–Radford Metropolitan Statistical Area which encompasses all of Montgomery County and the city of Radford.

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History

Montgomery County was established in 1777 from Fincastle County. The county is named for Richard Montgomery, an American Revolutionary War general killed in 1775 while attempting to capture Quebec City, Canada.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 389 square miles (1,009 km²), of which, 388 square miles (1,005 km²) of it is land and 1 square miles (3 km²) of it (0.31%) is water.

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Bordering counties and cities

The county is bordered by Craig County to the north, Floyd County to the south, Giles County to the northwest, the City of Radford and Pulaski County to the southwest, and Roanoke County to the east.

National protected area

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 83,629 people, 30,997 households, and 17,203 families residing in the county. The population density was 215 people per square mile (83/km²). There were 32,527 housing units at an average density of 84 per square mile (32/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 90.00% White, 3.65% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 3.97% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.63% from other races, and 1.53% from two or more races. 1.58% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 30,997 households out of which 25.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.80% were married couples living together, 7.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.50% were non-families. 25.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the county, the population was spread out with 17.10% under the age of 18, 31.30% from 18 to 24, 25.60% from 25 to 44, 17.30% from 45 to 64, and 8.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females there were 110.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,330, and the median income for a family was $47,239. Males had a median income of $33,674 versus $23,555 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,077. About 8.80% of families and 23.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.60% of those under age 18 and 8.80% of those age 65 or over.

Politics

Presidential election results
Year GOP DEM Others
2008 46.8% 19,028 51.7% 21,031 1.5% 594
2004 54.2% 17,070 44.8% 14,128 1.0% 317
2000 51.5% 13,991 43.2% 11,720 5.3% 1,449
1996 43.3% 10,517 44.7% 10,867 12.0% 2,914
1992 42.5% 10,606 42.7% 10,658 14.7% 3,671
1988 57.5% 12,326 41.5% 8,909 1.0% 209
1984 62.9% 12,428 36.4% 7,202 1.1% 135
1980 47.4% 8,222 43.0% 7,455 9.6% 1,667
1976 50.6% 7,971 47.9% 7,539 1.5% 232
1972 70.6% 9,348 27.9% 3,692 1.6% 208
1968 61.5% 7,098 23.4% 2,700 15.1% 1,749
1964 54.2% 4,604 45.6% 3,872 0.2% 13
1960 66.3% 4,270 33,5% 2,157 0.3% 18

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References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

Coordinates: 37°10′N 80°23′W / 37.17°N 80.39°W / 37.17; -80.39


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Montgomery County, Virginia
Seal of Montgomery County, Virginia
Map
File:Map of Virginia highlighting Montgomery County.png
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the USA highlighting Virginia
Virginia's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1772
Seat Christiansburg
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,005 km² (388 mi²)
 sq mi ( km²)
3 km² (1 mi²), 0.31%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

83,629
32/km² 
Website: www.montva.com

Montgomery County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, "Commonwealth" — of Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the population was 83,629. Its county seat is Christiansburg6. It is part of the Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford Metropolitan Statistical Area which encompasses all of Montgomery County, Virginia and the city of Radford for statistical purposes.

Contents

History

Montgomery County was established in 1777 from Fincastle County. The county is named for Richard Montgomery, an American Revolutionary War general killed in 1775 while attempting to capture Quebec City, Canada.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,009 km² (389 mi²). 1,005 km² (388 mi²) of it is land and 3 km² (1 mi²) of it (0.31%) is water.

Bordering counties and cities

The county is bordered by Craig County to the north, Floyd County to the south, Giles County to the northwest, the City of Radford and Pulaski County to the southwest, and Roanoke County to the northeast.

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 83,629 people, 30,997 households, and 17,203 families residing in the county. The population density was 83/km² (215/mi²). There were 32,527 housing units at an average density of 32/km² (84/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 90.00% White, 3.65% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 3.97% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.63% from other races, and 1.53% from two or more races. 1.58% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 30,997 households out of which 25.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.80% were married couples living together, 7.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.50% were non-families. 25.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the county, the population was spread out with 17.10% under the age of 18, 31.30% from 18 to 24, 25.60% from 25 to 44, 17.30% from 45 to 64, and 8.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females there were 110.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,330, and the median income for a family was $47,239. Males had a median income of $33,674 versus $23,555 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,077. About 8.80% of families and 23.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.60% of those under age 18 and 8.80% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Colleges and universities

High schools

Towns

Incorporated towns

Unincorporated communities

Coordinates: 37°10′N 80°23′W / 37.17, -80.39

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