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Encyclopedia > Westmoreland County, Virginia

Westmoreland County is a county located in the Northern Neck of the state of Virginia. As of 2000, the population is 16,718. Its county seat is Montross6. 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 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. ... Montross is a town located in Westmoreland 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

Westmoreland County was the birthplace of George Washington, the first President of the United States. James Monroe, the fifth President of the United States was also born in Westmoreland County. Order: 1st President Vice President: John Adams Term of office: April 30, 1789 – March 4, 1797 Preceded by: None Succeeded by: John Adams Date of birth: February 22, 1732 Place of birth: Westmoreland, Virginia Date of death: December 14, 1799 Place of death: Mount Vernon, Virginia First Lady: Martha Washington... Seal of the President of the United States The President of the United States is the head of state of the United States. ... Order: 5th President Vice President: Daniel D. Tompkins Term of office: March 4, 1817 – March 4, 1825 Preceded by: James Madison Succeeded by: John Quincy Adams Date of birth: April 28, 1758 Place of birth: Westmoreland County, Virginia Date of death: July 4, 1831 Place of death: New York City... Seal of the President of the United States The President of the United States is the head of state of the United States. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 654 km² (253 mi²). 594 km² (229 mi²) of it is land and 61 km² (23 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 9.29% 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 16,718 people, 6,846 households, and 4,689 families residing in the county. The population density is 28/km² (73/mi²). There are 9,286 housing units at an average density of 16/km² (40/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 65.41% White, 30.89% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.75% from other races, and 1.29% from two or more races. 3.46% 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 6,846 households out of which 25.70% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.70% are married couples living together, 13.50% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.50% are non-families. 26.90% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.60% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.43 and the average family size is 2.91. 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 23.00% under the age of 18, 6.30% from 18 to 24, 23.90% from 25 to 44, 27.80% from 45 to 64, and 19.00% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 43 years. For every 100 females there are 92.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.90 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $35,797, and the median income for a family is $41,357. Males have a median income of $31,333 versus $22,221 for females. The per capita income for the county is $19,473. 14.70% of the population and 11.20% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 21.10% of those under the age of 18 and 12.50% 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


Colonial Beach is a town located in Westmoreland County, Virginia. ... Montross is a town located in Westmoreland County, Virginia. ...

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Westmoreland County, Virginia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (447 words)
Westmoreland County is a county located in the Northern Neck of the state of Virginia.
Westmoreland County was the birthplace of George Washington, the first President of the United States.
In the county, the population is spread out with 23.00% under the age of 18, 6.30% from 18 to 24, 23.90% from 25 to 44, 27.80% from 45 to 64, and 19.00% who are 65 years of age or older.
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