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Encyclopedia > Lancaster County, Virginia

Lancaster County is a county located on the Northern Neck in the state of Virginia. As of 2000, the population is 11,567. Its county seat is Lancaster6. 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. ... The Northern Neck is the northernmost of three peninsulas on the western shore of Chesapeake Bay in Virginia. ... 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 (D) 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. ... 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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History

Lancaster County was established in 1651 from Northumberland and York counties. // Events January 1 - Charles II crowned King of Scotland in Scone. ... Northumberland County is a county located on the Northern Neck in the state of Virginia. ... York County is a county located on the Virginia Peninsula in the state of Virginia. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 599 km² (231 mi²). 345 km² (133 mi²) of it is land and 254 km² (98 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 42.45% water. 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. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 11,567 people, 5,004 households, and 3,412 families residing in the county. The population density is 34/km² (87/mi²). There are 6,498 housing units at an average density of 19/km² (49/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 69.95% White, 28.88% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.10% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. 0.61% 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 5,004 households out of which 21.20% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.70% are married couples living together, 11.10% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.80% are non-families. 28.70% of all households are made up of individuals and 16.80% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.23 and the average family size is 2.71. Marriage is a relationship and bond between individuals that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the county, the population is spread out with 19.00% under the age of 18, 5.00% from 18 to 24, 19.60% from 25 to 44, 28.00% from 45 to 64, and 28.50% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 50 years. For every 100 females there are 86.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 81.50 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $33,239, and the median income for a family is $42,957. Males have a median income of $30,592 versus $23,039 for females. The per capita income for the county is $24,663. 12.50% of the population and 9.90% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 18.00% of those under the age of 18 and 11.20% 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


Irvington is a town located in Lancaster County, Virginia. ... Kilmarnock is a town located in Virginia. ... White Stone is a town located in Lancaster County, Virginia. ...

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Lancaster County, Virginia at AllExperts (409 words)
Lancaster County is a county located on the Northern Neck in the U.S. state of Virginia.
Lancaster County was established in 1651 from Northumberland and York counties.
In the county, the population was spread out with 19.00% under the age of 18, 5.00% from 18 to 24, 19.60% from 25 to 44, 28.00% from 45 to 64, and 28.50% who were 65 years of age or older.
Lancaster County Virginia Records (308 words)
Named for its counterpart county in England, Lancaster County was formed in 1651 from Northumberland County and York County and comprised the land on both sides of the Rappahannock River to the ridges.
In 1656 the upper portion of Lancaster was cut off to form "Old" Rappahannock County, and in 1669 the territory west of the river was taken to become Middlesex County.
Lancaster has had no losses from fire or war, and except for a few gaps, the county record is complete.
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