Mount Crawford, Virginia

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Mount Crawford, Virginia
Town
Mount Crawford on Route 11
Mount Crawford on Route 11
Location of Mount Crawford, Virginia
Location of Mount Crawford, Virginia
Coordinates: 38°21′25″N 78°56′31″W / 38.35694°N 78.94194°W / 38.35694; -78.94194Coordinates: 38°21′25″N 78°56′31″W / 38.35694°N 78.94194°W / 38.35694; -78.94194
CountryUnited States
StateVirginia
CountyRockingham
Area
 • Total0.4 sq mi (0.9 km2)
 • Land0.3 sq mi (0.9 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation1,204 ft (367 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total254
 • Density764.0/sq mi (295.0/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code22841
Area code(s)540
FIPS code51-53864[1]
GNIS feature ID1495970[2]
Websitehttp://mountcrawford.us

Mount Crawford is a town in Rockingham County, Virginia, United States. It is included in the Harrisonburg Metropolitan Statistical Area, and the town's population was 433 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Contentment was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.[3]

Geography[edit]

Mount Crawford is located at 38°21′25″N 78°56′31″W / 38.35694°N 78.94194°W / 38.35694; -78.94194 (38.357039, −78.941807).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²), of which, 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (5.71%) is water.

View north along US 11 approaching SR 257 in Mount Crawford

Transportation[edit]

The main road running through Mount Crawford is U.S. Route 11. Just north of the town limits, US 11 connects with Virginia State Route 257, which connects with Interstate 81, the main long-distance highway through the region.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870901
1880392−56.5%
1900330
1910228−30.9%
192026315.4%
19302723.4%
19402906.6%
19503034.5%
1960247−18.5%
197027611.7%
198031514.1%
1990228−27.6%
200025411.4%
201043370.5%
Est. 2016452[5]4.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 254 people, 104 households, and 74 families residing in the town. The population density was 764.0 people per square mile (297.2/km²). There were 109 housing units at an average density of 327.9 per square mile (127.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.85% White, 1.57% African American, 0.39% Native American, and 1.18% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.39% of the population.

There were 104 households out of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.8% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.81.

In the town, the population was spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 33.5% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,031, and the median income for a family was $47,917. Males had a median income of $30,536 versus $25,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,856. About 5.3% of families and 5.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.0% of those under the age of eighteen and 5.9% of those sixty five or over.

Business[edit]

The town of Mt. Crawford contains numerous small businesses including antique stores and furniture shops along Route 11, the main road through the town. Outside of the town limits but within the 22841 ZIP code are two shipping facilities: a regional Walmart warehouse and a smaller facility for the Rosetta Stone language instruction company. Rosetta Stone has its headquarters in nearby Harrisonburg, Virginia.

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 Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.