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Encyclopedia > Smyth County, Virginia
Smyth County, Virginia
Seal of Smyth County, Virginia
Seal (Detail)
Map of Virginia showing Smyth County
Location in the state of Virginia
Formed 1832
Seat Marion
Area
 - Total
 - Water

1,171 km² (452 mi²)
1 km² (0 mi²) 0.05% 
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

33,081
28/km² 
www.smythcounty.org

Smyth County is a county located in the state of Virginia. As of 2000, the population is 33,081. Its county seat is Marion6. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... 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 Public domain map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin, modified to show counties. ... 1832 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... A county seat is a town which is the capital of a county. ... Marion is a town located in Smyth County, 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. ... This article is about the unit of measure. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... 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 (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. ... Marion is a town located in Smyth 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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History

Smyth County was formed on February 23, 1832 from Washington and Wythe counties . The county is named after Alexander Smyth, a general during the War of 1812 who was elected to the state Senate and House of Delgates, and was a Representative to the United States Congress. February 23 is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1832 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Washington County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Wythe County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Alexander Smyth (1765 – April 17, 1830) was an American lawyer, soldier, and politician from Virginia, who served in the United States House of Representatives and as a general during the War of 1812. ... General is a military rank, in most nations the highest rank, although some nations have the higher rank of Field Marshal. ... The War of 1812 was a conflict fought in North America between the United States and Great Britain from 1812 to 1815. ... The Virginia Senate is the upper house of the Virginia General Assembly. ... The Virginia House of Delegates is the lower house of the Virginia General Assembly. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States, the other being the Senate. ... The Congress of the United States is the legislative branch of the federal government of the United States of America. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,171 km² (452 mi²). 1,171 km² (452 mi²) of it is land and 1 km² (0 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.05% 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 33,081 people, 13,493 households, and 9,607 families residing in the county. The population density is 28/km² (73/mi²). There are 15,111 housing units at an average density of 13/km² (33/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 96.86% White, 1.87% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.32% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. 0.86% 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 13,493 households out of which 29.20% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.70% are married couples living together, 11.20% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.80% are non-families. 26.00% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.50% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.37 and the average family size is 2.83. 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 21.60% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 28.10% from 25 to 44, 26.00% from 45 to 64, and 16.30% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 93.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.50 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $30,083, and the median income for a family is $36,392. Males have a median income of $26,698 versus $19,712 for females. The per capita income for the county is $16,105. 13.30% of the population and 9.90% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 15.20% of those under the age of 18 and 14.00% 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

Adwolf is a census-designated place located in Smyth County, Virginia. ... Atkins is a census-designated place located in Smyth County, Virginia. ... Chilhowie is a town located in Smyth County, Virginia. ... Marion is a town located in Smyth County, Virginia. ... Saltville is a town located in Virginia. ... Sugar Grove is a census-designated place located in Smyth County, Virginia. ...

Education

Public High Schools


Chilhowie is a town located in Smyth County, Virginia. ... Marion is a town located in Smyth County, Virginia. ... Saltville is a town located in Virginia. ...

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Smyth County, Virginia - definition of Smyth County, Virginia in Encyclopedia (367 words)
Smyth County is a county located in the state of Virginia.
In the county, the population is spread out with 21.60% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 28.10% from 25 to 44, 26.00% from 45 to 64, and 16.30% who are 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the county is $30,083, and the median income for a family is $36,392.
Encyclopedia: Smyth County, Virginia (3578 words)
Smyth County was formed on February 23, 1832 from Washington and Wythe counties.
Alexander Smyth (1765 – April 17, 1830) was an American lawyer, soldier, and politician from Virginia, who served in the United States House of Representatives and as a general during the War of 1812.
The Eastern Shore of Virginia is on the Atlantic Coast of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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