Warren County, Virginia
|Warren County, Virginia|
Warren County Courthouse in Front Royal, Virginia
Location in the state of Virginia
Virginia's location in the U.S.
|Named for||Joseph Warren|
|• Total||216 sq mi (559 km2)|
|• Land||214 sq mi (554 km2)|
|• Water||3 sq mi (8 km2), 1.22%|
|• Density||148/sq mi (57/km²)|
Warren County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of 2010, the population was 37,575. Its county seat is Front Royal. This county is considered to be a distant part of the Washington Metropolitan Area.
Warren County was established in 1836 from Frederick and Shenandoah counties. The county is named for Joseph Warren. During the Civil War the Battle of Front Royal took place in the county on May 23, 1862.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 216 square miles (560 km²), of which 214 square miles (553 km²) is land and 3 square miles (7 km²) (1.22%) is water.
- Frederick County, Virginia - north
- Clarke County, Virginia - northeast
- Fauquier County, Virginia - east
- Rappahannock County, Virginia - southeast
- Page County, Virginia - southwest
- Shenandoah County, Virginia - west
National protected areas
- Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park (part)
- George Washington National Forest (part)
- Shenandoah National Park (part)
As of the census of 2000, there were 31,584 people, 12,087 households, and 8,521 families residing in the county. The population density was 148 people per square mile (57/km²). There were 13,299 housing units at an average density of 62 per square mile (24/km²). The demographics of the county is (2000) 92.71% White, 4.83% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.46% from other races, and 1.29% from two or more races. 1.56% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 12,087 households out of which 32.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.60% were married couples living together, 10.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.50% were non-families. 24.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.04.
In the county, the population was spread out with 25.60% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 30.60% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 12.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.90 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $42,422, and the median income for a family was $50,487. Males had a median income of $37,182 versus $25,506 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,841. About 6.00% of families and 8.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.70% of those under age 18 and 10.40% of those age 65 or over.
- Front Royal Area Transit (FRAT) provides weekday transit for the town of Front Royal Virginia.
- Page County Transit The People Movers provides weekday transit for the town of Luray and weekday service between Luray and Front Royal.
Public K-12 Schools
- Warren County High School (Virginia) (8-12)
- Skyline High School (8-12)
- Warren County Middle School (6-7)
- A.S. Rhodes Elementary School (K-5)
- E. Wilson Morrison Elementary School (K-5)
- Hilda J. Barbour Elementary School (K-5)
- Leslie Fox Keyser Elementary School (K-5)
- Ressie Jefferies Elementary School (K-5)
In the fall of 2007, significant changes occurred. Skyline High School was built to serve the western part of the county, marking the first time in 80 years there has not been a single consolidated high school for the county. Their mascot is the Hawks. The current Junior High became the new Warren County High School. For a couple years, both schools will serve grades 8-12, while the current High School and Middle School are renovated to become the feeder middle schools for Warren County and Skyline, respective.)
- Thomas M. Allen, born in Warren County, clergyman and university official in Missouri
- Ira O. Beaty, Born in Warren County, School Administrator and father of Warren Beatty
- . Weldon Cooper Center 2010 Census Count Retrieved September 9, 2011
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
||Frederick County||Clarke County|
|Shenandoah County||Fauquier County|
|Rappahannock County||Page County|