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Page County, Virginia
Seal of Page County, Virginia
Map
Map of Virginia highlighting Page County
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the USA highlighting Virginia
Virginia's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1831
Seat Luray
Largest town Luray
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

314 sq mi (813 km²)
311 sq mi (805 km²)
3.2 sq mi (8 km²), 1.0%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

23,726
76/sq mi (29/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website: http://www.pagecounty.virginia.gov/
Named for: John Page

Page County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia.As of the 2010 census, the population was 24,042. Its county seat is Luray. Page County was formed in 1831 from Shenandoah and Rockingham counties and was named for John Page, Governor of Virginia from 1802 to 1805.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 314 square miles (810 km2), of which 311 square miles (810 km2) is land and 3.2 square miles (8.3 km2) (1.0%) is water.

Adjacent counties

National protected area

  • George Washington National Forest (part)
  • Shenandoah National Park (part)

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 6,194
1850 7,600 22.7%
1860 8,109 6.7%
1870 8,462 4.4%
1880 9,965 17.8%
1890 13,092 31.4%
1900 13,794 5.4%
1910 14,147 2.6%
1920 14,770 4.4%
1930 14,852 0.6%
1940 14,863 0.1%
1950 15,152 1.9%
1960 15,572 2.8%
1970 16,581 6.5%
1980 19,401 17.0%
1990 21,690 11.8%
2000 23,177 6.9%
2010 24,042 3.7%
Est. 2015 23,726 −1.3%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790–1960 1900–1990
1990–2000 2010–2013

As of the census 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.

Major highways

  • US 211
  • US 340
  • Skyline Drive

Communities

Towns

Unincorporated communities


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