is a town located in Montgomery County, Virginia
. As of the 2000
census, the town had a total population of 16,947. It is the county seat
of Montgomery County6
Geography\nChristiansburg is located at 37°8'28" North, 80°24'28" West (37.141164, -80.407700)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the town has a total area of 36.1 km²
). 36.1 km² (13.9 mi²) of it is land and 0.07% is water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 16,947 people, 7,093 households, and 4,766 families residing in the town. The population density
is 470.1/km² (1,217.0/mi²). There are 7,430 housing units at an average density of 206.1/km² (533.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 93.13% White, 4.83% African American
, 0.21% Native American
, 0.41% Asian
, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.48% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. 0.99% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 7,093 households out of which 31.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% are married couples living together, 11.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.8% are non-families. 27.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.35 and the average family size is 2.86.
In the town the population is spread out with 23.8% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 33.3% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 92.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.0 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $40,851, and the median income for a family is $47,428. Males have a median income of $35,139 versus $23,398 for females. The per capita income for the town is $19,579. 8.5% of the population and 6.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 12.2% are under the age of 18 and 6.9% are 65 or older.