Frederick County (Virginia)

Frederick County is a county located in the state of Virginia in the United States. In the 2000 census, the county had 59 209 inhabitants and a population density of 55 inhabitants per square kilometer. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Winchester.


Frederick County is located in the extreme north of Virginia, is bordered to the north and west by West Virginia and is divided into six administrative districts: Back Creek District, Gainesboro District, Opequon District, Red Bud District, Shawnee District, Stonewall District. The county has an area of 1076 square kilometers, of which three square miles are water. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Clarke County, Warren County and Shenandoah County.


Made it was in 1743 from parts of Orange County and the Augusta County. It was named after Friedrich Ludwig of Hanover, the eldest son of George II, King of Great Britain, and his wife Caroline of Ansbach. During the American Revolution, the district capital of Winchester was the headquarters of George Washington. In the American Civil War, the membership of the County moved continuously between the Confederates and the Union, whichever was chosen as the next battle. An excerpt of the defeated in Frederick County battles:

  • First Battle of Kernstown in March 1862
  • First Battle of Winchester in May 1862
  • Second Battle of Winchester in June 1863
  • Second Battle of Kernstown in July 1864
  • Third Battle of Winchester in September 1864
  • Battle of Cedar Creek October 19, 1864

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000

According to the census in 2000, lived in Frederick County 59 209 people in 22,097 households and 16,727 families. The population density was 55 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 94.99 percent White, 2.62 percent African American, 0.16 percent Native American, 0.66 percent Asian, 0.02 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander and 0.56 percent from other races groups; 1.01 percent were descended from two or more races. 1.70 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 22,097 households out of which 36.6 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 62.5 percent were married couples living together, 8.8 percent were single mothers, 24.3 percent were non-families, 19.2 percent of all households and 6.8 percent had someone living alone at the age of 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.02.

Based on the county the population was spread from 26.4 percent population under 18 years, 7.0 percent between 18 and 24 years, 31.9 percent between 25 and 44 years, 24.1 percent between 45 and 64 years and 10.6 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 100.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.7 men statistically.

The median income for a household was $ 46,941, and the median income for a family was $ 52,281. Males have a median income of $ 35,705, women $ 25,046. The per capita income was $ 21,080. 4.0 percent of families and 6.4 percent of the population lived below the poverty line. Of these, 7.3 percent were children or adolescents under age 18 and 6.9 percent of those 65 years.