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Augusta County, Virginia

\nAugusta County is a county located in the U.S. State of Virginia. As of 2000, the population is 65,615. Its county seat is Staunton6.


\nAccording to the
U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,515 km² (971 mi²). 2,513 km² (970 mi²) of it is land and 1 km² (1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.06% water.


\nAs of the
census2 of 2000, there are 65,615 people, 24,818 households, and 18,911 families residing in the county. The population density is 26/km² (68/mi²). There are 26,738 housing units at an average density of 11/km² (28/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 95.02% White, 3.60% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.32% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. 0.94% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 24,818 households out of which 33.00% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.70% are married couples living together, 8.60% have a female householder with no husband present, and 23.80% are non-families. 20.10% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.10% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.56 and the average family size is 2.94. In the county, the population is spread out with 23.70% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 29.80% from 25 to 44, 26.80% from 45 to 64, and 12.80% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 101.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 99.80 males. The median income for a household in the county is $43,045, and the median income for a family is $48,579. Males have a median income of $31,577 versus $24,233 for females. The per capita income for the county is $19,744. 5.80% of the population and 4.20% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 6.40% are under the age of 18 and 6.60% are 65 or older.


The independent cities of Staunton and Waynesboro are located within the boundaries of Augusta County, but are not a part of the county, despite Staunton's status as the county seat.