Culpeper County, Virginia

Culpeper County is a county located in the state of Virginia in the United States and is part of the Washington Metropolitan Area. In the 2000 census, the county had 34 262 inhabitants and a population density of 35 inhabitants per square kilometer. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Culpeper.


Culpeper County is located north-northeast of the geographic center of Virginia and has an area of 990 square kilometers, of which three square miles are water. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Fauquier County, Stafford County, Spotsylvania County, Orange County, Madison County, and Rappahannock County.


Made it in 1749 from parts of Orange County. It was named after Lord Thomas Colepeper. During the American Civil War, the Battle of Cedar Mountain took place here on August 9, 1862 instead, as on 9 June 1863, the Battle of Brandy Station.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000

According to the census of 2000, lived in Culpeper County 34 262 people in 12,141 households and 9,045 families. The population density was 35 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 78.27 percent White, 18.15 percent Black or African American, 0.33 percent Native American, 0.66 percent Asian, 0.01 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander and 1.15 percent from other races groups; 1.43 percent were descended from two or more races. 2.50 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 12,141 households out of which 35.0 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 58.5 percent were married couples living together, 11.3 percent were single mothers, 25.5 percent were non-families, 20.6 percent of all households and 7.9 percent had someone living alone at the age of 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.08.

Based on the county the population was spread from 25.7 percent population under 18 years, 8.1 percent between 18 and 24 years, 31.1 percent between 25 and 44 years, 23.3 percent between 45 and 64 years and 11.9 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 103.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were statistically 103.2 males.

The median income for a household was $ 45,290, and the median income for a family was $ 51,475. Males have a median income of $ 36,621, women $ 25,985. The per capita income was $ 20,162. 7.0 percent of families and 9.2 percent of the population lived below the poverty line. Of these, 10.3 percent were children or adolescents under age 18 and 8.6 percent of those 65 years.