Max Meadows, Virginia

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Max Meadows, Virginia
CDP
Location of Max Meadows, Virginia
Location of Max Meadows, Virginia
Coordinates: 36°58′18″N 80°57′18″W / 36.97167°N 80.95500°W / 36.97167; -80.95500Coordinates: 36°58′18″N 80°57′18″W / 36.97167°N 80.95500°W / 36.97167; -80.95500
Country United States
State Virginia
County Wythe
Area
 • Total 4.7 sq mi (12.1 km2)
 • Land 4.7 sq mi (12.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 2,028 ft (618 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 562
 • Density 120/sq mi (46/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 24360
Area code(s) 276
FIPS code 51-50312[1]
GNIS feature ID 1485232[2]

Max Meadows is a census-designated place (CDP) in Wythe County, Virginia, United States. The population was 562 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

The Foster Falls Historic District, Graham's Forge Mill, Sanders Farm, and Jackson Ferry Shot Tower are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[3]

Geography[edit]

Max Meadows is located at 36°58′18″N 80°57′18″W / 36.97167°N 80.95500°W / 36.97167; -80.95500 (36.971634, -80.954886).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.7 square miles (12.1 km²), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 512 people, 206 households, and 154 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 109.8 people per square mile (42.4/km²). There were 235 housing units at an average density of 50.4/sq mi (19.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 93.16% White, 3.91% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 1.37% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.56% of the population.

There were 206 households out of which 27.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% were non-families. 23.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 19.9% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 27.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 88.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.6 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $22,300, and the median income for a family was $36,705. Males had a median income of $30,156 versus $20,398 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $14,757. About 11.7% of families and 12.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.0% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

An annual event that draws competitors from around the globe, the Cabin Olympics, has been held in Max Meadows every summer since 2013. In the first year of competition, the representative from Israel defeated invitees from Poland, Jamaica and Germany. The following year, the representative from North Korea unseated the reigning champion, who claimed injury due to an incident involving a tree and questionable athletic coordination. Despite valiant efforts, particularly from France, and to a much lesser extent, Niger, the remaining competitors faltered. The 2015 edition will be the third sanctioned event, which will include the returning champion, as well as Togo, Mexico and Columbia. Early polling suggests that the world awaits a strong result from Togo, who is poised to claim the first Olympic gold for the African continent.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.