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Frederick County, Virginia

\nFrederick County is a county located in the State of Virginia. It was formed in 1743 by the splitting of Orange County. For ten years it was the home of George Washington. As of 2000, the population is 59,209. Its county seat is Winchester6.

Table of contents
1 Geography
2 Demographics
3 Towns
4 County Seat


\nAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,076 km² (416 mi²). 1,074 km² (415 mi²) of it is land and 3 km² (1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.24% water.


\nAs of the
census2 of 2000, there are 59,209 people, 22,097 households, and 16,727 families residing in the county. The population density is 55/km² (143/mi²). There are 23,319 housing units at an average density of 22/km² (56/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 94.99% White, 2.62% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.66% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.56% from other races, and 1.01% from two or more races. 1.70% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 22,097 households out of which 36.60% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.50% are married couples living together, 8.80% have a female householder with no husband present, and 24.30% are non-families. 19.20% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.80% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.64 and the average family size is 3.02. In the county, the population is spread out with 26.40% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 31.90% from 25 to 44, 24.10% from 45 to 64, and 10.60% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 100.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.70 males. The median income for a household in the county is $46,941, and the median income for a family is $52,281. Males have a median income of $35,705 versus $25,046 for females. The per capita income for the county is $21,080. 6.40% of the population and 4.00% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 7.30% are under the age of 18 and 6.90% are 65 or older.


County Seat

Note: Even though Winchester is the county seat, it is incorporated as a city. By Virginia law, that makes Winchester an independent city politically independent of any county.