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Encyclopedia > Rockingham County, Virginia
Rockingham County, Virginia
Seal of Rockingham County, Virginia
Seal (Detail)
Map of Virginia highlighting Rockingham County
Location in the state of Virginia
Formed 1778
Seat Harrisonburg
Area
 - Total
 - Water

2,210 km² (853 mi²)
6 km² (2 mi²) 0.25% 
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

67,725
31/km² 
www.co.rockingham.va.us

Rockingham County is a county located in the state of Virginia. As of 2000, the population is 67,725. Its county seat is Harrisonburg6. Image File history File links Rockingham_Seal. ... Seal on envelope A seal is an impression printed on, embossed upon, or affixed to a document (or any other object) in order to authenticate it, in lieu of or in addition to a signature. ... Image File history File links Map_of_Virginia_highlighting_Rockingham_County. ... 1778 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... A county seat is an administrative centre for a county. ... Harrisonburg is an independent city within the confines of Rockingham County in the U.S. state of Virginia. ... This article explains the meaning of area as a physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile (symbol sq. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... Originally, in continental Europe, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count. ... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia and Palmyra Atoll (an uninhabited incorporated unorganized territory), 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. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat is an administrative centre for a county. ... Harrisonburg is an independent city within the confines of Rockingham County in the U.S. state of Virginia. ... 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

Rockingham County was established in 1778 from Augusta County. The county is named for the Marquis of Rockingham, British statesman. 1778 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1738 Seat Staunton Area  - Total  - Water 2,515 km² (971 mi²) 1 km² (1 mi²) 0. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,210 km² (853 mi²). 2,204 km² (851 mi²) of it is land and 6 km² (2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.25% 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. ... A square mile (symbol sq. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 67,725 people, 25,355 households, and 18,889 families residing in the county. The population density is 31/km² (80/mi²). There are 27,328 housing units at an average density of 12/km² (32/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 96.58% White, 1.36% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.90% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. 3.28% 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). ... 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. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... 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 25,355 households out of which 32.90% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.40% are married couples living together, 7.90% have a female householder with no husband present, and 25.50% are non-families. 21.20% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.10% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.61 and the average family size is 3.02. Marriage may be a relationship and bond between individuals (termed spouses -- a male spouse is a husband and a female spouse, a wife) that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the county, the population is spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 28.90% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 13.90% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 97.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.30 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $40,748, and the median income for a family is $46,262. Males have a median income of $30,618 versus $21,896 for females. The per capita income for the county is $18,795. 8.20% of the population and 5.30% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 9.10% of those under the age of 18 and 9.70% 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. ...


Education

See Rockingham County Public Schools Rockingham County Public Schools is the public school district in Rockingham County in the U.S. state of Virginia. ...


Towns

Incorporated Towns

Bridgewater is a town located in Rockingham County, Virginia. ... Broadway is a town located in Rockingham County, Virginia. ... Dayton is a town located in Rockingham County, Virginia. ... Elkton is a town located in Rockingham County, Virginia. ... Massanutten (Website: [1]) is not an official town or city in Virginia, it is a community built in and around a ski resort, a census-designated place and located in Rockingham County, Virginia. ... Mount Crawford is a town located in Rockingham County, Virginia. ... Timberville is a town located in Rockingham County, Virginia. ...

Unincorporated Communities

  • Bergton
  • Cootes Store
  • Criders
  • Cross Keys
  • Edom
  • Fulks Run
  • Grottoes
  • Hightown
  • Hinton
  • Keezletown
  • Lacey Spring
  • Linville
  • Mauzy
  • Mayland
  • McGaheysville
  • Montezuma
  • Penn Laird
  • Pleasant Valley
  • Port Republic
  • Rawley Springs
  • Singers Glen
  • Stemphleytown
  • Tenth Legion
  • Turleytown
  • Yankeetown

Grottoes is a town located in Virginia. ...

Independent City

As an independent city, Harrisonburg is not a part of Rockingham County, despite its status as the county seat. An independent city is a city that does not form part of another local government entity. ... Harrisonburg is an independent city within the confines of Rockingham County in the U.S. state of Virginia. ...


External links

  • Rockingham County's Historical Markers


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