Rappahannock County, Virginia

Rappahannock County is a county located in the state of Virginia in the United States. In 2000, the County had 6983 inhabitants and a population density of 10 inhabitants per square kilometer. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Washington.


Rappahannock County is located in Northern Virginia and has an area of 691 square kilometers, of which one square kilometers of water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Fauquier County, Culpeper County, Madison County, Page County and Warren County.


Made it in 1833 from parts of Culpeper County. It was named after the Indian word lapihanne or Toppehannock which can mean tides translated means river of fast-flowing water or the tides.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000

According to the census of 2000, there were 6,983 people in Rappahannock County. Of these, 10 people were living in collective centers, the other residents living in 2,788 households and 2,004 families. The population density was 10 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 92.64 percent White, 5.44 percent African American, 0.16 percent Native American, 0.21 percent Asian, and 0.40 percent from other races; 1.15 percent were descended from two or more races. 1.30 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 2,788 households out of which 27.4 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 60.5 percent were married couples living together, 7.1 percent were single mothers, 28.1 percent were non-families, 23.4 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 2.50 and the average family size was 2.94.

Based on the county the population was spread from 22.3 percent population under 18 years, 5.6 percent between 18 and 24 years, 26.4 percent between 25 and 44 years, 31.8 percent between 45 and 64 years and 13.8 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 98.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.3 men statistically.

The median income for a household was $ 45,943, and the median income for a family was $ 51,848. Males have a median income of $ 32,725, women $ 22,950. The per capita income was $ 23,863. 5.2 percent of families and 7.6 percent of the population lived below the poverty line. This included 10.8 percent of children and adolescents under 18 years and 3.2 percent of residents aged 65 years or older.