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Page County, Virginia
Map of Virginia highlighting Page County
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Virginia
Virginia's location in the U.S.
Founded 1831
Seat Luray
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

, 0.95%
 - (2000)
 - Density


Page County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, "Commonwealth" — of Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the population was 23,177. Its county seat is Luray6. Page County was formed in 1831 from Shenandoah and Rockingham counties. It was named for John Page, Governor of Virginia from 1802-1805.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 813 km² (314 mi²). 806 km² (311 mi²) of it is land and 8 km² (3 mi²) of it (0.95%) is water.


As of the census² of 2000, there were 23,177 people, 9,305 households, and 6,634 families residing in the county. The population density was 29/km² (74/mi²). There were 10,557 housing units at an average density of 13/km² (34/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.26% White, 2.16% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.48% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. 1.08% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 9,305 households out of which 29.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.80% were married couples living together, 10.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.70% were non-families. 24.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.00% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 28.30% from 25 to 44, 25.30% from 45 to 64, and 15.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 96.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,359, and the median income for a family was $39,005. Males had a median income of $27,199 versus $19,821 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,321. About 10.10% of families and 12.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.00% of those under age 18 and 14.70% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 38°37′N 78°29′W / 38.61, -78.48

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