Page County (Virginia)

Page County is a county located in the state of Virginia in the United States. In 2000, the County had 23,177 inhabitants and a population density of 29 inhabitants per square kilometer. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Luray.


Page County is located in Northern Virginia, is located in the west about 45 miles from West Virginia and has an area of 813 square kilometers, of which eight square kilometers of water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Warren County, Rappahannock County, Madison County, Greene County, Rockingham County and Shenandoah County.


Made it in 1831 from parts of Rockingham County and Shenandoah County.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000

According to the census of 2000, there were 23,177 people in Page County. Of these, 260 people were living in collective centers, the other residents living in 9,305 households and 6,634 families. The population density was 29 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 96.26 percent White, 2.16 percent African American, 0.15 percent Native American, 0.24 percent Asian, 0.03 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander, and 0.48 percent from other races groups; 0.68 percent were descended from two or more races. 1.08 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 9,305 households out of which 29.6 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 55.8 percent were married couples living together, 10.5 percent were single mothers, 28.7 percent were non-families, 24.4 percent of all households and 11.1 percent lived in people aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.91.

Based on the county the population was spread out 23.0 percent of residents under the age of 18, 7.7 percent between 18 and 24 years, 28.3 percent between 25 and 44 years, 25.3 percent between 45 and 64 years and 15.7 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 96.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.4 men statistically.

The median income for a household was $ 33,359, and the median income for a family was $ 39,005. Males have a median income of $ 27,199, women $ 19,821. The per capita income was $ 16,321. 10.1 percent of families and 12.5 percent of the population lived below the poverty line. Of these, 16.0 percent were children or adolescents under age 18 and 14.7 percent of those 65 years.