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

513 sq mi (1,329 km²)

0 sq mi (0 km²), 0.06%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

35,075
67/sq mi (26/km²)
Founded 1772
Website www.shenandoahcountyva.us/

Shenandoah County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It is part of the Shenandoah Valley region of the Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the population was 35,075. Its county seat is Woodstock[1].

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History

Shenandoah County was established in 1772, it was originally named Dunmore County for Virginia Governor Lord Dunmore. The county was renamed Shenandoah in 1778, named for the Senedos Indian tribe. During the Civil War the Battle of New Market took place May 15, 1864.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 513 square miles (1,327 km²), of which, 512 square miles (1,327 km²) of it is land and 0 square miles (1 km²) of it (0.06%) is water. The Fort Valley and western slopes of the Massanutten Mountain are located within the county.

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National protected areas

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 35,075 people, 14,296 households, and 10,064 families residing in the county. The population density was 68 people per square mile (26/km²). There were 16,709 housing units at an average density of 33 per square mile (13/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.60% White, 1.17% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.79% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. 3.40% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 14,296 households out of which 28.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.00% were married couples living together, 9.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.60% were non-families. 25.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the county, the population was spread out with 22.30% under the age of 18, 6.60% from 18 to 24, 27.60% from 25 to 44, 26.20% from 45 to 64, and 17.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 94.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $39,173, and the median income for a family was $45,080. Males had a median income of $29,952 versus $22,312 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,755. About 5.80% of families and 8.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.10% of those under age 18 and 8.80% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Towns

Incorporated towns

Unincorporated communities

  • Carmel
  • Clary
  • Columbia Furnace
  • Conicville
  • Detrick
  • Forestville
  • Hamburg
  • Hawkinstown
  • Lebanon Church
  • Maurertown
  • Mount Clifton
  • Oranda
  • Wheatfield

Coordinates: 38°52′N 78°34′W / 38.86°N 78.57°W / 38.86; -78.57

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

1,327 km² (513 mi²)
 sq mi ( km²)
1 km² (0 mi²), 0.06%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

35,075
26/km² 
Website: www.co.shenandoah.va.us

Shenandoah County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, "Commonwealth" — of Virginia. It is part of the Shenandoah Valley region of the Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the population was 35,075. Its county seat is Woodstock6.

Contents

History

Shenandoah County was established in 1772, it was originally named Dunmore County for Virginia Governor Lord Dunmore. The county was renamed Shenandoah in 1778, named for the Senedos Indian tribe. During the Civil War the Battle of New Market took place May 15, 1864.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,327 km² (513 mi²). 1,327 km² (512 mi²) of it is land and 1 km² (0 mi²) of it (0.06%) is water. The Fort Valley and western slopes of the Massanutten Mountain are located within the county

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 35,075 people, 14,296 households, and 10,064 families residing in the county. The population density was 26/km² (68/mi²). There were 16,709 housing units at an average density of 13/km² (33/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.60% White, 1.17% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.79% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. 3.40% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 14,296 households out of which 28.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.00% were married couples living together, 9.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.60% were non-families. 25.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the county, the population was spread out with 22.30% under the age of 18, 6.60% from 18 to 24, 27.60% from 25 to 44, 26.20% from 45 to 64, and 17.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 94.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $39,173, and the median income for a family was $45,080. Males had a median income of $29,952 versus $22,312 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,755. About 5.80% of families and 8.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.10% of those under age 18 and 8.80% of those age 65 or over.

Towns

Incorporated Towns

Unincorporated Communities

Coordinates: 38°52′N 78°34′W / 38.86, -78.57


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