Shenandoah County, Virginia


Shenandoah County, Virginia

Infobox U.S. County
county = Shenandoah County
state = Virginia




map size = 225
founded = 1772
seat = Woodstock | area_total_sq_mi =513
area_water_sq_mi =0
area percentage = 0.06%
census yr = 2000
pop = 35075
density_km2 =26
web = www.co.shenandoah.va.us
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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 WoodstockGR|6.

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.

Adjacent counties

* Hardy County, West Virginia - northwest
* Frederick County, Virginia - northeast
* Warren County, Virginia - east
* Page County, Virginia - southeast
* Rockingham County, Virginia - southwest

National protected areas

* Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park (part)
* George Washington National Forest (part)

Demographics

As of the censusGR|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

* [http://www.shenvalleycommuters.com/ Shenandoah Valley Commuter Bus Service] offers weekday commuter bus service from Northern Shenandoah Valley including Shenandoah County and Warren County to Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. including Arlington County and Fairfax County. Origination points in Shenandoah County include Woodstock. Origination points in Warren County include Front Royal and Linden.

Towns

Incorporated towns

Unincorporated communities

References


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