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Warren County, Virginia
Seal of Warren County, Virginia
Map
Map of Virginia highlighting Warren County
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the USA highlighting Virginia
Virginia's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1836
Seat Front Royal
Largest town Front Royal
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

217 sq mi (562 km²)
213 sq mi (552 km²)
3.3 sq mi (9 km²), 1.5%
PopulationEst.
 - (2016)
 - Density

39,181
184/sq mi (71/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website: www.warrencountyva.net
Named for: Joseph Warren

Warren County is a U.S. county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 37,575. Its county seat is Front Royal.

Warren County is included in the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Warren County was established in 1836 from Frederick and Shenandoah counties. The county is named for Joseph Warren. During the Civil War the Battle of Front Royal took place in the county on May 23, 1862.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 217 square miles (560 km2), of which 213 square miles (550 km2) is land and 3.3 square miles (8.5 km2) (1.5%) is water.

Adjacent counties

National protected areas

  • Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park (part)
  • George Washington National Forest (part)
  • Shenandoah National Park (part)

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 5,627
1850 6,607 17.4%
1860 6,442 −2.5%
1870 5,716 −11.3%
1880 7,399 29.4%
1890 8,280 11.9%
1900 8,837 6.7%
1910 8,589 −2.8%
1920 8,852 3.1%
1930 8,340 −5.8%
1940 11,352 36.1%
1950 14,801 30.4%
1960 14,655 −1.0%
1970 15,301 4.4%
1980 21,200 38.6%
1990 26,142 23.3%
2000 31,584 20.8%
2010 37,575 19.0%
Est. 2016 39,181 4.3%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790–1960 1900–1990
1990–2000 2010–2015

As of the census of 2000, there were 31,584 people, 12,087 households, and 8,521 families residing in the county. The population density was 148 people per square mile (57/km²). There were 13,299 housing units at an average density of 62 per square mile (24/km²). The demographics of the county is (2000) 92.71% White, 4.83% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.46% from other races, and 1.29% from two or more races. 1.56% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 12,087 households out of which 32.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.60% were married couples living together, 10.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.50% were non-families. 24.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.60% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 30.60% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 12.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $42,422, and the median income for a family was $50,487. Males had a median income of $37,182 versus $25,506 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,841. About 6.00% of families and 8.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.70% of those under age 18 and 10.40% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

  • Front Royal Area Transit (FRAT) provides weekday transit for the town of Front Royal.
  • Page County Transit - the People Movers provides weekday transit for the town of Luray and weekday service between Luray and Front Royal.

Major highways

  • I-66
  • I-81
  • US 11
  • US 340
  • US 522
  • SR 55
  • SR 79
  • Skyline Drive

Communities

Town

Census-designated places

Other unincorporated communities

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