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Encyclopedia > Montgomery County, Virginia
Montgomery County, Virginia
Seal of Montgomery County, Virginia
Map
Map of Virginia highlighting Montgomery County
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the USA highlighting Virginia
Virginia's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1772
Seat Christiansburg
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,005 km² (388 mi²)
 sq mi ( km²)
3 km² (1 mi²), 0.31%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

83,629
32/km² 
Website: www.montva.com

Montgomery County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, "Commonwealth" — of Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the population was 83,629. Its county seat is Christiansburg6. It is part of the Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford Metropolitan Statistical Area which encompasses all of Montgomery County, Virginia and the Virginia cities of Blacksburg, Christiansburg and Radford for statistical purposes. Image File history File links This image depicts a seal, an emblem, a coat of arms or a crest. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,793 sq mi (110,862 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 7. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_VA.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Virginia ... Year 1772 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Motto: Progressive Small Town Living at its Best Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Montgomery Incorporated November 10, 1792 Mayor Richard Ballengee Area    - City 36. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties Libertarian Party State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... This article or section may be confusing or unclear for some readers, and should be edited to rectify this. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,793 sq mi (110,862 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 7. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Motto: Progressive Small Town Living at its Best Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Montgomery Incorporated November 10, 1792 Mayor Richard Ballengee Area    - City 36. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... Blacksburg is located in Montgomery County, Virginia. ... Radford is an independent city located in Virginia. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas, which are organized around county boundaries. ...

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History

Montgomery County was established in 1777 from Fincastle County. The county is named for Richard Montgomery, an American Revolutionary War general killed in 1775 while attempting to capture Quebec City, Canada. Year 1777 (MDCCLXXVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... Fincastle County was created in 1772 from Botetourt County, whose boundaries extended all the way to the Mississippi River. ... An engraving depicting the death of General Montgomery at the Battle of Quebec. ... Combatants American Revolutionaries French Monarchy Spanish Empire Dutch Republic Oneida and Tuscarora tribes Polish volunteers Prussian volunteers Kingdom of Great Britain Hessian mercenaries Iroquois Confederacy Loyalists Commanders George Washington Nathanael Greene Gilbert de La Fayette Comte de Rochambeau Bernardo de Gálvez Tadeusz KoÅ›ciuszko Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben Sir... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Year 1775 (MDCCLXXV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... Motto : « Don de Dieu feray valoir Â» (I shall put Gods gift to good use) Site in the province of Quebec Official logo Country  Canada Province Québec Agglomeration Quebec City Statute of the city Capitale-Nationale Administrative Region Capitale-Nationale Constitution date 1833 Geographical code 24 23027 Founder Foundation...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,009 km² (389 mi²). 1,005 km² (388 mi²) of it is land and 3 km² (1 mi²) of it (0.31%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Bordering counties and cities

The county is bordered by Craig County to the north, Floyd County to the south, Giles County to the northwest, the City of Radford and Pulaski County to the southwest, and Roanoke County to the northeast. Craig County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Floyd County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Giles County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Radford is an independent city located in Virginia. ... Pulaski County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 83,629 people, 30,997 households, and 17,203 families residing in the county. The population density was 83/km² (215/mi²). There were 32,527 housing units at an average density of 32/km² (84/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 90.00% White, 3.65% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 3.97% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.63% from other races, and 1.53% from two or more races. 1.58% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 30,997 households out of which 25.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.80% were married couples living together, 7.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.50% were non-families. 25.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.87. “Matrimony” redirects here. ...


In the county, the population was spread out with 17.10% under the age of 18, 31.30% from 18 to 24, 25.60% from 25 to 44, 17.30% from 45 to 64, and 8.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females there were 110.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.90 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $32,330, and the median income for a family was $47,239. Males had a median income of $33,674 versus $23,555 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,077. About 8.80% of families and 23.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.60% of those under age 18 and 8.80% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Education

Colleges and universities

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, better known as Virginia Tech, is a public land grant polytechnic university in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA. Although it is a comprehensive university with many departments, the agriculture, engineering, architecture, forestry, and veterinary medicine programs are considered to be among its strongest. ...

High schools

  • Blacksburg High School
  • Christiansburg High School
  • Auburn High School
  • Eastern Montgomery High School

Towns

Incorporated towns

Blacksburg is located in Montgomery County, Virginia. ... Motto: Progressive Small Town Living at its Best Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Montgomery Incorporated November 10, 1792 Mayor Richard Ballengee Area    - City 36. ...

Unincorporated communities

  • Alleghany Springs
  • Cambria
  • Childress
  • Ellett
  • Elliston-Lafayette
  • Graysontown
  • Ironto
  • Long Shop

  Results from FactBites:
 
Montgomery County, VA: Treasurer (315 words)
As a native of Montgomery County I want the Treasurer's office to be a citizen-friendly office where residents feel confident of finding someone who will listen and help.
The Treasurer collects and disburses County funds, invests surplus County funds, maintains a general ledger, and collects local and state taxes.
In 1869, the Constitution of Virginia established the office of the treasurer in each of the Virginia counties and cities.
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