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Timberville, Virginia
Main Street in Timberville
Main Street in Timberville
Timberville, Virginia is located in Virginia
Timberville, Virginia
Timberville, Virginia
Location in Virginia
Country United States
State Virginia
County Rockingham
Incorporated 1884
Government
 • Type Council-manager government
Area
 • Total 1.35 sq mi (3.51 km2)
 • Land 1.34 sq mi (3.46 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation
1,020 ft (310 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 2,522
 • Estimate 
(2019)
2,691
 • Density 2,014.22/sq mi (777.45/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
22853
Area code(s) 540
FIPS code 51-78736
GNIS feature ID 1500227

Timberville is a town in Rockingham County, Virginia, United States. The population was 2,522 at the 2010 census, which was a significant increase from the 1,739 reported in the 2000 census. It is part of the Harrisonburg Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

Timberville is located at 38°38′3″N 78°46′35″W / 38.63417°N 78.77639°W / 38.63417; -78.77639 (38.634273, -78.776422).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km²), all of which is land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 112
1900 173
1910 240 38.7%
1920 277 15.4%
1930 302 9.0%
1940 253 −16.2%
1950 271 7.1%
1960 412 52.0%
1970 959 132.8%
1980 1,510 57.5%
1990 1,596 5.7%
2000 1,739 9.0%
2010 2,522 45.0%
Est. 2019 2,691 6.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

At the 2000 census 1,739 people, 735 households, and 465 families resided in the town. The population density was 1,968.1 per square mile (763.0/km2). There were 770 housing units at an average density of 871.5 per square mile (337.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.35% White, 0.17% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 1.21% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.31% of the population. 30% of Timberville's residents were German, 11% English, 8% Irish, 3% Mexican, and 2% Dutch. Scotch-Irish, Italians, Russians, Scottish, French, Swiss, Polish, French Canadians and Yugoslavians each constituted 1%.

Of the 735 households 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.8% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.7% were non-families. 32.4% of households were one person and 17.6% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.89.

The age distribution was 22.0% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 21.3% 65 or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.0 males.

The median household income was $33,750 and the median family income was $41,417. Males had a median income of $27,230 versus $19,099 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,450. About 7.2% of families and 10.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.8% of those under age 18 and 17.7% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

The primary roads providing access to Timberville are Virginia State Route 42 and Virginia State Route 211. SR 42 heads north and south, connecting to Virginia State Route 259 in Broadway to the south. To the north, SR 42 heads mostly through rural areas of southwestern Shenandoah County. SR 211 heads east from Timberville, connecting to Interstate 81 and U.S. Route 211 in New Market.

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