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Encyclopedia > Caroline County, Virginia

Caroline County is a county located in the state of Virginia. As of 2000, the population is 22,121. Its county seat is Bowling Green6. Image File history File links Public domain map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin, modified to show counties. ... Originally, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count (in Great Britain, an earl, though the original earldoms covered larger areas) by reason of that office. ... A U.S. state is any one of the 50 states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... State nickname: Old Dominion Other U.S. States Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Governor Mark R. Warner Official languages English Area 110,862 km² (35th)  - Land 102,642 km²  - Water 8,220 km² (7. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A county seat is a town which is the capital of a county. ... Bowling Green is a town located in Caroline County, Virginia. ... Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,396 km² (539 mi²). 1,379 km² (533 mi²) of it is land and 16 km² (6 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.18% water. Caroline County is 30 miles North of the capitol in Richmond and 22 miles South of Fredericksburg. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... This article is about the unit of measure. ... Richmond is the capital of the state of Virginia (officially the Commonwealth of Virginia) of the United States of America. ... Fredericksburg is an independent city in the U.S. Commonwealth of Virginia, 50 miles south of Washington, D.C., and 55 miles north of Richmond, Virginia. ...


Caroline County is also home to a quarry that has proved a rich source of pre-historic whale and shark skeletons. The whole county is located in what was in ancient times an ocean and is now known to palaentologists as the middle Miocene Calvert Formation of Virginia. A whale skeleton discovered there in 1990 was later proved to be a new whale species (see Eobalaenoptera harrisoni). A paleontologist carefully chips rock from a column of dinosaur vertebrae. ... Binomial name Eobalaenoptera harrisoni Eobalaentopera harrisoni is an extinct species of baleen whale. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 22,121 people, 8,021 households, and 6,007 families residing in the county. The population density is 16/km² (42/mi²). There are 8,889 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (17/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 62.57% White, 34.37% Black or African American, 0.78% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.52% from other races, and 1.37% from two or more races. 1.33% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 8,021 households out of which 31.70% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.30% are married couples living together, 13.20% have a female householder with no husband present, and 25.10% are non-families. 20.50% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.20% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.69 and the average family size is 3.08. Marriage is a relationship and bond, most commonly between a man and a woman, that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the county, the population is spread out with 24.80% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 29.90% from 25 to 44, 25.00% from 45 to 64, and 12.90% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 99.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 97.50 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $39,845, and the median income for a family is $43,533. Males have a median income of $31,701 versus $22,455 for females. The per capita income for the county is $18,342. 9.40% of the population and 7.20% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 12.00% of those under the age of 18 and 11.70% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the number of people. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Towns

Bowling Green is a town located in Caroline County, Virginia. ... Port Royal is a town located in Caroline County, Virginia. ...

External Links

  • Caroline County, Virginia website
  • Caroline County's Historical Markers


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Caroline County, Virginia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (558 words)
Caroline County is also home to Meadow Farms Stables, the birthplace of perhaps the greatest racehorse of all time, Secretariat, winner of the 1973 Kentucky Derby and Triple Crown.
Caroline County was established in 1728 from Essex, King and Queen, and King William counties.
Caroline County is 30 miles (50 km) north of the capitol in Richmond and 22 miles (35 km) South of Fredericksburg.
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