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Honaker, Virginia
Town
Railroad Avenue downtown
Railroad Avenue downtown
Nickname(s): Redbud Capital of the World
Location of Honaker, Virginia
Location of Honaker, Virginia
Country United States,
State Virginia
County Russell
Area
 • Total 0.5 sq mi (1.4 km2)
 • Land 0.5 sq mi (1.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,870 ft (570 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,449
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 24260
Area code(s) 276
FIPS code 51-38280
GNIS feature ID 1468202
Website www.honakerva.com

Honaker is a town in Russell County, Virginia, United States. The population was 1,449 at the 2010 census.

History

Honaker was settled as early as 1772 when William Ferrill established a homesite in the area. During Dunmore's War of 1774 a fort, known as New Garden Fort, was established to protect the settlers from Indian raids.

The Honaker Commercial Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009.

Geography

Honaker is located at 37°1′1″N 81°58′25″W / 37.01694°N 81.97361°W / 37.01694; -81.97361 (37.017071, -81.973674), in the Clinch River watershed.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.4 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 295
1910 369 25.1%
1920 755 104.6%
1930 710 −6.0%
1940 851 19.9%
1950 847 −0.5%
1960 851 0.5%
1970 911 7.1%
1980 1,475 61.9%
1990 950 −35.6%
2000 945 −0.5%
2010 1,449 53.3%
Est. 2015 1,392 −3.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1449 people and 684 households. The racial makeup of the town was 98.83% White, 0.20% African American, 0.28% Native American, and 0.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were .35% of the population.

There were 684 households out of which 23.39% had children under the age of 18 living with them. The number of vacant housing in Honaker was 5.59%. In the town, the population was spread out with 21.95% under the age of 18, 5.94% from 20 to 24, 12.84% from 25 to 34, 19.81% from 35 to 49, 20.63% from 50 to 64, and 17.05% who were 65 years of age or older.

The median income for a household in the town was $22,969, and the median income for a family was $28,611. Males had a median income of $26,071 versus $17,386 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,888. About 20.4% of families and 27.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 41.9% of those under age 18 and 17.2% of those age 65 or over.

Events and attractions

Honaker holds the Honaker Redbud Festival each spring, celebrating its status as "Redbud Capital of the World".

The town is currently undergoing a restoration project in order to make a welcome center,shopping,& park . This project is expected to be completed by mid 2020.


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