Montgomery County, Virginia

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Montgomery County, Virginia
Montgomery County Courthouse - new.JPG
The current Montgomery County Courthouse in Christiansburg since November 2012
Seal of Montgomery County, Virginia
Seal
Motto: Freedom Increases Responsibility
Map of Virginia highlighting Montgomery County
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the United States highlighting Virginia
Virginia's location in the U.S.
Founded 1772
Named for Richard Montgomery
Seat Christiansburg
Largest town Blacksburg
Area
 • Total 389 sq mi (1,008 km2)
 • Land 387 sq mi (1,002 km2)
 • Water 22 sq mi (57 km2), 0.6%
Population
 • (2010) 94,392
 • Density 215/sq mi (83/km²)
Congressional district 9th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.montva.com

Montgomery County is a county located in the U.S. state of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 94,392.[1] Its county seat is Christiansburg.[2]

Montgomery County is part of the Blacksburg–Christiansburg–Radford, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Montgomery County was established in 1777 from Fincastle County. The county is named for Richard Montgomery, an American Revolutionary War general killed in 1775 while attempting to capture Quebec City, Canada.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 389 square miles (1,010 km2), of which 387 square miles (1,000 km2) is land and 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2) (0.6%) is water.[3]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1790 13,228
1800 9,044 −31.6%
1810 8,409 −7.0%
1820 8,733 3.9%
1830 12,306 40.9%
1840 7,405 −39.8%
1850 8,359 12.9%
1860 10,617 27.0%
1870 12,556 18.3%
1880 16,693 32.9%
1890 17,742 6.3%
1900 15,852 −10.7%
1910 17,268 8.9%
1920 18,595 7.7%
1930 19,605 5.4%
1940 21,206 8.2%
1950 29,780 40.4%
1960 32,923 10.6%
1970 47,157 43.2%
1980 63,516 34.7%
1990 73,913 16.4%
2000 83,629 13.1%
2010 94,392 12.9%
Est. 2012 95,194 0.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
1790-1960[5] 1900-1990[6]
1990-2000[7] 2010-2012[1]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 94,392 people residing in the county. 87.6% were White, 5.4% Asian, 3.9% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.8% of some other race and 2.1% of two or more races. 2.7% were Hispanic or Latino (of any race).

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 83,629 people, 30,997 households, and 17,203 families residing in the county. The population density was 215 people per square mile (83/km²). There were 32,527 housing units at an average density of 84 per square mile (32/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 90.00% White, 3.65% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 3.97% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.63% from other races, and 1.53% from two or more races. 1.58% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 30,997 households out of which 25.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.80% were married couples living together, 7.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.50% were non-families. 25.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the county, the population was spread out with 17.10% under the age of 18, 31.30% from 18 to 24, 25.60% from 25 to 44, 17.30% from 45 to 64, and 8.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females there were 110.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,330, and the median income for a family was $47,239. Males had a median income of $33,674 versus $23,555 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,077. About 8.80% of families and 23.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.60% of those under age 18 and 8.80% of those age 65 or over.

Politics[edit]

Presidential election results
Year GOP DEM Others
2012 48.78% 20,006 48.53% 19,903 2.7% 1,100
2008 46.8% 19,028 51.7% 21,031 1.5% 594
2004 54.2% 17,070 44.8% 14,128 1.0% 317
2000 51.5% 13,991 43.2% 11,720 5.3% 1,449
1996 43.3% 10,517 44.7% 10,867 12.0% 2,914
1992 42.5% 10,606 42.7% 10,658 14.7% 3,671
1988 57.5% 12,326 41.5% 8,909 1.0% 209
1984 62.9% 12,428 36.4% 7,202 1.1% 135
1980 47.4% 8,222 43.0% 7,455 9.6% 1,667
1976 50.6% 7,971 47.9% 7,539 1.5% 232
1972 70.6% 9,348 27.9% 3,692 1.6% 208
1968 61.5% 7,098 23.4% 2,700 15.1% 1,749
1964 54.2% 4,604 45.6% 3,872 0.2% 13
1960 66.3% 4,270 33,5% 2,157 0.3% 18


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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 3, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 3, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved January 3, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 3, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 3, 2014. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

Coordinates: 37°10′N 80°23′W / 37.17°N 80.39°W / 37.17; -80.39