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Remington, Virginia
Central Remington
Central Remington
Location of Remington, Virginia
Location of Remington, Virginia
Coordinates: 38°32′8″N 77°48′29″W / 38.53556°N 77.80806°W / 38.53556; -77.80806Coordinates: 38°32′8″N 77°48′29″W / 38.53556°N 77.80806°W / 38.53556; -77.80806
Country United States
State Virginia
County Fauquier
Area
 • Total 0.22 sq mi (0.57 km2)
 • Land 0.22 sq mi (0.57 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
272 ft (83 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 598
 • Estimate 
(2019)
658
 • Density 3,004.57/sq mi (1,159.28/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
22734
Area code(s) 540
FIPS code 51-66512
GNIS feature ID 1499948

Remington is a small incorporated town in Fauquier County, Virginia, United States. The population was 598 at the 2010 census. It is near the highways, U.S. Route 15, U.S. Route 17, U.S. Route 29, and Virginia State Route 28. Remington is less than a mile northeast of the Culpeper County line.

History

The town of Remington developed as a transportation hub. It was a commercial port during the mid-nineteenth century on the Rappahannock Canal, but the canal failed financially and operations were abandoned. Later, the town was a stop on the Orange and Alexandria Railroad called Rappahannock Station, but the O&A was eventually absorbed into the Norfolk Southern system, and the Remington spur fell into disuse.

Remington was the site of the First Battle of Rappahannock Station and the Second Battle of Rappahannock Station during the American Civil War. Colonel John S. Mosby made raids in the town during the war, and, later, he made his home and practiced law in nearby Warrenton, Virginia.

The Remington Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.

Geography

Remington is located at 38°32′8″N 77°48′29″W / 38.53556°N 77.80806°W / 38.53556; -77.80806 (38.535464, -77.808117).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 198
1910 251 26.8%
1920 267 6.4%
1930 273 2.2%
1940 226 −17.2%
1950 309 36.7%
1960 288 −6.8%
1970 321 11.5%
1980 425 32.4%
1990 460 8.2%
2000 624 35.7%
2010 598 −4.2%
2019 (est.) 658 10.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

At the 2010 census there were 598 people, 238 households, and 163 families in the town. The population density was 2,876.4 people per square mile (1,095.1/km2). There were 255 housing units at an average density of 1,175.5 per square mile (447.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 74.41% White, 17.56% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.67% Asian, 4.35% from other races, and 2.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.19%.

Of the 238 households 36.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.6% were married couples living together, 19.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.5% were non-families. 23.5% of households were one person and 7.1% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.02.

The age distribution was 27.9% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 34.6% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 6.9% 65 or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 85.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.5 males.

The median household income was $36,765 and the median family income was $37,969. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $20,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,693. About 11.0% of families and 13.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.0% of those under age 18 and 12.5% of those age 65 or over.

2018-10-10 18 18 13 View south along U.S. Route 15 Business and U.S. Route 29 Business (James Madison Street) just north of Main Street (Virginia State Route 651) in Remington, Fauquier County, Virginia
View south along US 15 Bus/US 29 Bus in Remington

Transportation

U.S. Route 15 and U.S. Route 29 are the main roadways to the Remington area. Direct access to downtown Remington is provided via U.S. Route 15 Business and U.S. Route 29 Business. Additional local roads provide access to adjacent unincorporated portions of Fauquier County.

Notable person

  • Jud "Boojum" Wilson
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