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St. Paul, Virginia
St. Paul National Bank building
St. Paul National Bank building
Location of St. Paul, Virginia
Location of St. Paul, Virginia
Country United States
State Virginia
Counties Wise, Russell
Area
 • Total 1.42 sq mi (3.69 km2)
 • Land 1.38 sq mi (3.58 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.11 km2)
Elevation
1,503 ft (458 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 970
 • Estimate 
(2019)
851
 • Density 616.22/sq mi (237.85/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
FIPS code 51-69936
GNIS feature ID 1473855
Website [1]

St. Paul is a town in Russell and Wise counties in the U.S. state of Virginia. The population was 970 at the 2010 census. Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center, which powers 150,000 homes, is located in St. Paul.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 574
1930 716 24.7%
1940 746 4.2%
1950 1,014 35.9%
1960 1,156 14.0%
1970 948 −18.0%
1980 973 2.6%
1990 1,007 3.5%
2000 1,000 −0.7%
2010 970 −3.0%
2019 (est.) 851 −12.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,000 people, 464 households, and 302 families living in the town. The population density was 1,023.2 people per square mile (394.0/km2). There were 496 housing units at an average density of 507.5 per square mile (195.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.70% White, 1.80% African American, 0.60% Native American, 0.50% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 1.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.50% of the population.

There were 464 households, out of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.5% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.9% were non-families. 33.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.72.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 21.6% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 24.1% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 19.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 82.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $24,833, and the median income for a family was $39,125. Males had a median income of $31,563 versus $25,313 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,735. About 15.1% of families and 19.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.4% of those under age 18 and 15.2% of those age 65 or over.

Education

St. Paul is home to one public school, St. Paul Elementary School. The school features unique programs such as the Wetlands Estonoa Project.

Notable people

  • Steven Jason Williams, also known as Boogie2988 (born July 24, 1974), a YouTuber, video blogger and comedian, is originally from St. Paul.
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