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Encyclopedia > Wythe County, Virginia
Wythe County, Virginia
Seal of Wythe County, Virginia
Seal (Detail)
Map of Virginia showing Wythe County
Location in the state of Virginia
Formed 1790
Seat Wytheville
Area
 - Total
 - Water

1,200 km² (463 mi²)
4 km² (1 mi²) 0.29% 
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

27,599
23/km² 
www.wytheco.org

Wythe County is a county located in the state of Virginia. As of 2000, the population is 27,599. Its county seat is Wytheville6. Image File history File links This image depicts a seal, an emblem, a coat of arms or a crest. ... 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. ... 1790 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... A county seat is a town which is the capital of a county. ... Wytheville is a town located in Wythe 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. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... 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. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat is a town which is the capital of a county. ... Wytheville is a town located in Wythe County, 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

Wythe County was formed from Montgomery County in 1790. It was named after George Wythe, the first Virginia signer of the Declaration of Independence. During the Civil War the Battle of Cove Mountain was fought in the county. Location in the state of Virginia Formed Seat Christiansburg Area  - Total  - Water 1,005 km² (388 mi²) 3 km² (1 mi²) 0. ... 1790 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... George Wythe (1726–June 8, 1806), was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Virginia. ... Declaration of Independence (United States) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The American Civil War was fought in the United States from 1861 until 1865 between the United States – forces coming mostly from the 23 northern states of the Union – and the newly-formed Confederate States of America, which consisted of 11 southern states that had declared their secession. ... The Battle of Cove Mountain was a minor skirmish of the American Civil War. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,203 km² (465 mi²). 1,200 km² (463 mi²) of it is land and 4 km² (1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.29% 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 27,599 people, 11,511 households, and 8,103 families residing in the county. The population density is 23/km² (60/mi²). There are 12,744 housing units at an average density of 11/km² (28/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 95.76% White, 2.87% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.24% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. 0.57% 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. ... Race (U.S. Census) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Race (U.S. Census) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Race (U.S. Census) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Race (U.S. Census) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Race (U.S. Census) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Race (U.S. Census) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Race (U.S. Census) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Race (U.S. Census) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Race (U.S. Census) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...


There are 11,511 households out of which 28.90% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.20% are married couples living together, 10.50% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.60% are non-families. 26.30% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.70% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.36 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 21.80% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 28.90% from 25 to 44, 25.90% from 45 to 64, and 15.80% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 91.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.30 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $32,235, and the median income for a family is $40,188. Males have a median income of $29,053 versus $20,550 for females. The per capita income for the county is $17,639. 11.00% of the population and 8.50% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 12.50% of those under the age of 18 and 13.40% 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

Fort Chiswell is a census-designated place located in Wythe County, Virginia. ... Max Meadows is a census-designated place located in Wythe County, Virginia. ... Rural Retreat is a town located in Wythe County, Virginia. ... Wytheville is a town located in Wythe County, Virginia. ...

Education

Colleges

  • Breckbill Bible College, Grahams Forge
  • Wytheville Community College, Wytheville

Wytheville is a town located in Wythe County, Virginia. ...

Public High Schools


Fort Chiswell is a census-designated place located in Wythe County, Virginia. ... Wytheville is a town located in Wythe County, Virginia. ... Rural Retreat is a town located in Wythe County, Virginia. ...

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Wythe County, Virginia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (400 words)
Wythe County is a county located in the state of Virginia.
Wythe County was formed from Montgomery County in 1790.
In the county, the population is spread out with 21.80% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 28.90% from 25 to 44, 25.90% from 45 to 64, and 15.80% who are 65 years of age or older.
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