The Full Wiki

Warren County, Virginia: Wikis

Advertisements
  
  
  

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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

216 sq mi (559 km²)

3 sq mi (8 km²), 1.22%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

31,584
148/sq mi (57/km²)
Founded 1836
Website www.warrencountyva.net

Warren County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the population was 31,584. Its county seat is Front Royal[1]. This county is considered to be a distant part of the Washington Metropolitan Area.

Contents

History

Warren County was established in 1836 from Frederick and Shenandoah counties . The county is named for Joseph Warren. During the Civil War the Battle of Front Royal took place in the county on May 23, 1862.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 216 square miles (560 km²), of which, 214 square miles (553 km²) of it is land and 3 square miles (7 km²) of it (1.22%) is water.

Advertisements

Adjacent counties

National protected areas

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 31,584 people, 12,087 households, and 8,521 families residing in the county. The population density was 148 people per square mile (57/km²). There were 13,299 housing units at an average density of 62 per square mile (24/km²). The demographics of the county is (2000) 92.71% White, 4.83% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.46% from other races, and 1.29% from two or more races. 1.56% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

I-66 in Warren County, near Linden

There were 12,087 households out of which 32.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.60% were married couples living together, 10.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.50% were non-families. 24.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.60% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 30.60% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 12.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $42,422, and the median income for a family was $50,487. Males had a median income of $37,182 versus $25,506 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,841. About 6.00% of families and 8.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.70% of those under age 18 and 10.40% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Communities

Town

Unincorporated communities

  • Overall
  • Reliance
  • Riverton
  • Rockland
  • Waterlick

Education

Colleges

Public K-12 Schools

In the fall of 2007, significant changes occurred. Skyline High School was built to serve the western part of the county, marking the first time in 80 years there has not been a single consolidated high school for the county. Their mascot is the Hawks. The current Junior High became the new Warren County High School. For a couple years, both schools will serve grades 8-12, while the current High School and Middle School are renovated to become the feeder middle schools for Warren County and Skyline, respective.)

Notable residents

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: 38°55′N 78°13′W / 38.91°N 78.21°W / 38.91; -78.21


Genealogy

Up to date as of February 01, 2010

From Familypedia

This article requires significantly more historical detail on the particular phases of this location's historical development. The ideal article for a place will give the reader a feel for what it was like to live at that location at the time their relatives were alive there..
Please help to improve this page yourself if you can..
Warren County, Virginia
Seal of Warren County, Virginia
Map
File:Map of Virginia highlighting Warren County.png
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the USA highlighting Virginia
Virginia's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1836
Seat Front Royal
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

560 km² (216 mi²)
 sq mi ( km²)
7 km² (3 mi²), 1.22%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

31,584
57/km² 
Website: www.warrencountyva.net

Warren County is a county located in the United States Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the population was 31,584. Its county seat is Front Royal6. This county is considered to be a distant part of the Washington Metropolitan Area.

Contents

History

Warren County was established in 1836 from Frederick and Shenandoah counties . The county is named for Joseph Warren. During the Civil War the Battle of Front Royal took place in the county on May 23, 1862.

Also known as "Helltown" for the numerous murders during the Civil War, the youth of the town have adopted this "loving" name, principally for the fact that Front Royal is exit 6 off of Route 66.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 560 km² (216 mi²). 553 km² (214 mi²) of it is land and 7 km² (3 mi²) of it (1.22%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 31,584 people, 12,087 households, and 8,521 families residing in the county. The population density was 57/km² (148/mi²). There were 13,299 housing units at an average density of 24/km² (62/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 92.71% White, 4.83% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.46% from other races, and 1.29% from two or more races. 1.56% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 12,087 households out of which 32.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.60% were married couples living together, 10.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.50% were non-families. 24.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.60% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 30.60% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 12.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $42,422, and the median income for a family was $50,487. Males had a median income of $37,182 versus $25,506 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,841. About 6.00% of families and 8.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.70% of those under age 18 and 10.40% of those age 65 or over.

Towns

Unincorporated Communities

Education

Colleges

Public K-12 Schools

In the fall of 2006, significant changes occurred. Skyline High School was built to serve the western part of the county, marking the first time in 80 years there has not been a single consolidated high school for the county. Their mascot is the Hawks. The current Junior High became the new Warren County High School. For a year, both schools will serve grades 8-12, while the current High School and Middle School are renovated to become the feeder middle schools for Warren County and Skyline, respective.)

Notable residents

References

Coordinates: 38°55′N 78°13′W / 38.91, -78.21


This page uses content from the English language Wikipedia. The original content was at Warren County, Virginia. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with this Familypedia wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons License.
Facts about Warren County, VirginiaRDF feed
County of country United States  +
County of subdivision1 Virginia  +
Short name Warren County  +

This article uses material from the "Warren County, Virginia" article on the Genealogy wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message