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

314 sq mi (813 km²)

3 sq mi (8 km²), 0.95%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

23,177
75/sq mi (29/km²)
Founded 1831
Website www.co.page.va.us

Page County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the population was 23,177. Its county seat is Luray[1]. Page County was formed in 1831 from Shenandoah and Rockingham counties. It was named for John Page, Governor of Virginia from 1802-1805.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 314 square miles (813 km²), of which, 311 square miles (806 km²) of it is land and 3 square miles (8 km²) of it (0.95%) is water.

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Adjacent Counties

National protected area

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 23,177 people, 9,305 households, and 6,634 families residing in the county. The population density was 74 people per square mile (29/km²). There were 10,557 housing units at an average density of 34 per square mile (13/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.65% White, 2.61% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.48% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. 1.08% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 9,305 households out of which 29.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.80% were married couples living together, 10.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.70% were non-families. 24.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.00% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 28.30% from 25 to 44, 25.30% from 45 to 64, and 15.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 96.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,359, and the median income for a family was $39,005. Males had a median income of $27,199 versus $19,821 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,321. About 10.10% of families and 12.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.00% of those under age 18 and 14.70% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Adjacent counties

Communities

Incorporated towns

Unincorporated communities

  • Alma
  • Battle Creek
  • Blainesville
  • Cavetown
  • Comertown
  • Compton
  • Fleeburg
  • Furnace
  • Honeyville
  • Ida
  • Ingham
  • Leaksville
  • Marksville
  • Newport
  • Overall
  • Rileyville
  • Stony Man
  • Grove Hill

Notable natives and residents

  • Arthur William Aleshire (15 February 1900 – 11 March 1940) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.
  • Edward Mallory "Ned" Almond (12 December 1892 – 11 June 1979) was a controversial United States Army general best known as the commander of the Army's X Corps during the Korean War.
  • Floyd Wilson Baker (10 October 1916 – 17 November 2004) was a third baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the St. Louis Browns (1943 – 1944), Chicago White Sox (1945 – 1951), Washington Senators, (1952 - 1953), Boston Red Sox (1953 – 1954) and Philadelphia Phillies (1954–1955).
  • William Randolph Barbee (17 January 1818 – 16 June 1868) was an American sculptor recognized for creating idealized, sentimental classical figures.
  • Peter Bouck Borst (23 June 1826 – 24 April 1882) was an active participant in the mid-19th century development of Page County, Virginia, serving as a lawyer, county delegate to Virginia's Secession Convention of 1861, and president of the Shenandoah Valley Railroad.
  • Wayne Comer (3 February 1944 - ) is a former Major League Baseball player.
  • Charles Frederick Crisp (29 January 1845 – 23 October 1896) was a United States political figure. A Democrat, he was elected as a Congressman from Georgia in 1882, and served until his death in 1896. From 1890 until his death, he was leader of the Democratic Party in the House, as either the House Minority Leader or the Speaker of the House. He was also the father of Charles R. Crisp who also served in Congress.
  • William Alexander Harris, Sr. (24 August 1805 – 28 March 1864) was a U.S. Representative from Virginia, father of William A. Harris.
  • William Alexander Harris (29 October 1841 – 20 December 1909) was a United States Representative and Senator from Kansas.
  • Thomas Jordan (30 September 1819 – 27 November 1895) was a Confederate general and major operative in the network of Confederate spies during the American Civil War. A West Point graduate and career soldier in the armies of three nations, he fought in numerous wars and rebellions in the United States, Mexico, and Cuba. Jordan was also a newspaper editor and author.
  • Donald Edward Keyhoe (20 June 1897 – 29 November 1988) was an American Marine Corps naval aviator, writer of many aviation articles and stories in a variety of leading publications, and manager of the promotional tours of aviation pioneers, especially of Charles Lindbergh.
  • Robert Franklin Leedy (28 July 1863 - 12 January 1924) was a lawyer, soldier, and Virginia state legislator.
  • William Milnes, Jr. (8 December 1827 – 14 August 1889) was a nineteenth century congressman and industrialist from Virginia and Pennsylvania.
  • Kenneth R. Plum (3 November 1941 - ) is a member of the Virginia House of Delegates.
  • Bethany Veney (ca. 1813 – 16 November 1916), also known as Aunt Betty, was an African-American slave. Her autobiography was published 1889.

See also

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.  

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Coordinates: 38°37′N 78°29′W / 38.61°N 78.48°W / 38.61; -78.48


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Page County, Virginia
Map
File:Map of Virginia highlighting Page County.png
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the USA highlighting Virginia
Virginia's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1831
Seat Luray
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

813 km² (314 mi²)
 sq mi ( km²)
8 km² (3 mi²), 0.95%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

23,177
29/km² 
Website: www.co.page.va.us

Page County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, "Commonwealth" — of Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the population was 23,177. Its county seat is Luray6. Page County was formed in 1831 from Shenandoah and Rockingham counties. It was named for John Page, Governor of Virginia from 1802-1805.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 813 km² (314 mi²). 806 km² (311 mi²) of it is land and 8 km² (3 mi²) of it (0.95%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 23,177 people, 9,305 households, and 6,634 families residing in the county. The population density was 29/km² (74/mi²). There were 10,557 housing units at an average density of 13/km² (34/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.26% White, 2.16% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.48% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. 1.08% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 9,305 households out of which 29.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.80% were married couples living together, 10.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.70% were non-families. 24.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.00% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 28.30% from 25 to 44, 25.30% from 45 to 64, and 15.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 96.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,359, and the median income for a family was $39,005. Males had a median income of $27,199 versus $19,821 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,321. About 10.10% of families and 12.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.00% of those under age 18 and 14.70% of those age 65 or over.

Adjacent Counties

Towns

Incorporated Towns

Unincorporated Communities

See also

External links

Coordinates: 38°37′N 78°29′W / 38.61, -78.48


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