Sperryville, Virginia

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Population in 2010: 342.
Males: 176  (51.7%)
Females: 166  (48.3%)
Median resident age:

44.7 years
Virginia median age:

38.5 years

Zip codes: 22740.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $76,520
Sperryville:

$76,520
VA:

$76,456

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $43,236

Sperryville CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $399,413
Sperryville:

$399,413
VA:

$288,800

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $278,754; detached houses: $276,623

Median gross rent in 2019: $836.

March 2019 cost of living index in Sperryville: 85.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 0.0%
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According to our research of Virginia and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Sperryville, Virginia as of May 23, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Sperryville is 106 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (57.5%), European (22.5%), German (20.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 678 feet

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,597 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,836 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dale City, VA (47.8 miles , pop. 55,971).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Washington, DC (67.8 miles , pop. 572,059).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (189.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Washington, VA (2.3 miles),
Flint Hill, VA (3.2 miles ),
Luray, VA (3.5 miles ),
Chester Gap, VA (3.8 miles ),
Stanley, VA (4.0 miles ),
Brightwood, VA (4.0 miles ),
Culpeper, VA (4.2 miles ),
Front Royal, VA (4.3 miles )

Latitude: 38.66 N, Longitude: 78.23 W

Area code: 540

Distribution of median household income in Sperryville, VA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Sperryville, VA in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.3%
Virginia:

4.6%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 50.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

50.6
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2006 was 1.58. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.58
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 38.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

38.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 4.75. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.75
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Sperryville-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Virginia state average. It is 22% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/24/2001, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.6 miles away from the Sperryville place center injured 2 people and caused $2 million in damages.

On 9/17/2004, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 21.5 miles away from the place center injured 2 people and caused $250,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sperryville-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Virginia state average. It is 50% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 54.0 miles away from Sperryville center
On 8/25/2011 at 05:07:52, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 4.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 51.1 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:18, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 61.5 miles away from Sperryville center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 76.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 227.2 miles away from Sperryville center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 217.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Rappahannock County (19) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 4, Snowstorms: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Sperryville:

  • PAGE MEM HOSP HH CARE (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; LURAY, VA)
  • PAGE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, INC Critical Access Hospitals (about 14 miles away; LURAY, VA)

Amtrak station near Sperryville:

  • 18 miles: CULPEPER (CULPEPPER, 109 S. COMMERCE ST.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sperryville:

  • Lord Fairfax Community College (about 27 miles; Middletown, VA; Full-time enrollment: 4,144)
  • Germanna Community College (about 32 miles; Locust Grove, VA; FT enrollment: 4,455)
  • Shenandoah University (about 36 miles; Winchester, VA; FT enrollment: 3,010)
  • James Madison University (about 39 miles; Harrisonburg, VA; FT enrollment: 19,727)
  • University of Virginia-Main Campus (about 46 miles; Charlottesville, VA; FT enrollment: 22,274)
  • Blue Ridge Community College (about 47 miles; Weyers Cave, VA; FT enrollment: 2,891)
  • Piedmont Virginia Community College (about 48 miles; Charlottesville, VA; FT enrollment: 3,029)

Private high school in Sperryville:

  • HEARTHSTONE SCHOOL (Students: 21, Location: 11576 LEE HWY, Grades: PK-12)

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Church in Sperryville: Reynolds Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Sperryville: Sperryville Historic District (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Apple Hill Farm Bed & Breakfast (117 Old Hollow Rd).

Rappahannock County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Sperryville and their reported violations in the past:

SPERRYVILLE CORNER STORE (Population served: 97, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-17-2012), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-17-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-30-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-10-2010), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-10-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-22-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-22-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-05-2008), St Public Notif requested (AUG-22-2008), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-22-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-05-2008), St Public Notif requested (AUG-07-2008), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-07-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-09-2008), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-09-2008), St Compliance achieved (AUG-05-2008)
  • 10 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In OCT-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-27-2006), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-27-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAR-30-2007), Fed Formal NOV issued (APR-09-2007), Fed Compliance achieved (DEC-12-2007)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-27-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAR-30-2007), Fed Formal NOV issued (APR-09-2007), Fed Compliance achieved (DEC-12-2007)
  • Notification, Public - In JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-07-2006), Fed Formal NOV issued (APR-09-2007), Fed Compliance achieved (DEC-12-2007)
  • 26 routine major monitoring violations
  • 5 minor monitoring violations
  • 11 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This place:

2.3 people
Virginia:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

68.0%
Whole state:

67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

4.1%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Sperryville:

Marital status in Sperryville, VA
  • Never married: 31.2%
  • Now married: 48.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.1%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

For population 25 years and over in Sperryville:

  • High school or higher: 93.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.0%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.0
Virginia average:

12.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sperryville, VA (based on Rappahannock County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,32011
Mainline Protestant9345
Catholic4011
Other31
None4,715-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Rappahannock County:

2.78 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
This county:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
This county:

8.33 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.9%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

25.9%
State:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Rappahannock County:

23.1%
Virginia:

18.6%

6.88% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($58,053 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.88%
Virginia average:

9.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Fauquier County, VA  1.50% ($46,844 average AGI)
from Culpeper County, VA  0.96% ($39,241)


7.10% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($51,939 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.10%
Virginia average:

9.76%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Culpeper County, VA  1.49% ($50,711 average AGI)
to Fauquier County, VA  1.23% ($38,811)

Businesses in Sperryville, VA

  • FedEx: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Sperryville:

  • WKCW (1420 AM; 50 kW; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKTR (840 AM; daytime; 8 kW; EARLYSVILLE, VA; Owner: WKTR, INC.)
  • WSVA (550 AM; 10 kW; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)
  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WPRZ (1250 AM; 5 kW; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: PRAISE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPGC (1580 AM; 50 kW; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WPGC(AM), INC.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WUST (1120 AM; daytime; 20 kW; WASHINGTON, DC)
  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sperryville:

  • WMXH-FM (105.7 FM; LURAY, VA; Owner: EASY RADIO, INC.)
  • W243AF (96.5 FM; FLINT HILL, VA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WINC-FM (92.5 FM; WINCHESTER, VA; Owner: MID ATLANTIC NETWORK, INC.)
  • WPER (89.9 FM; CULPEPER, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO INC.)
  • WYFT (103.9 FM; LURAY, VA; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WACL (98.5 FM; ELKTON, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCUL (103.1 FM; CULPEPER, VA; Owner: JOYNER LICENSE, INC.)
  • WQPO (100.7 FM; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WTRM (91.3 FM; WINCHESTER, VA; Owner: TIMBER RIDGE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WTOP-FM (107.7 FM; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • W228BA (93.5 FM; LEESBURG, VA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WVTU (89.3 FM; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WCYK-FM (99.7 FM; STAUNTON, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBPS-FM (94.3 FM; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF WARRENTON LICENSEE, L.L.C.)
  • WTON-FM (94.3 FM; STAUNTON, VA; Owner: HIGH IMPACT COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WAZR (93.7 FM; WOODSTOCK, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMRA (90.7 FM; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY BOARD OF VISITORS)
  • WBHB-FM (96.1 FM; BROADWAY, VA; Owner: HJV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJMA-FM (98.9 FM; ORANGE, VA; Owner: PIEDMONT COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WWRT (104.9 FM; STRASBURG, VA; Owner: MID ATLANTIC NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Sperryville:

  • WHSV-TV (Channel 3; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)

Sperryville fatal accident list:

Jan 6, 2019 08:05 PM, Us-211, Rte 667, Lat: 38.654300, Lon: -78.245231, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Nov 11, 2012 01:22 PM, Us-211, Estes Mill Rd, Lat: 38.654692, Lon: -78.244381, Vehicles: 5, Persons: 8, Fatalities: 1
Aug 10, 2006 12:00 AM, Us-211, Lat: 38.653380, Lon: -78.249380, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 24, 2005 12:30 AM, Us-211, Rt 667, Lat: 38.653520, Lon: -78.248470, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 24Number of bridges
  • 131ft / 40.0mTotal length
  • $286,000Total costs
  • 22,568Total average daily traffic
  • 512Total average daily truck traffic
  • 32,947Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Sperryville, VA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 51930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Sperryville, VA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • SIGNATURE ON FILE, 11871 Lee Highway - Rt. 211 (168a) (Lat: 38.656889 Lon: -78.239444), Type: 62.5, Overall height: 59.5 m, Registrant: Apc Realty And Equipment Co., LLC, Vtable01@sprintspectrum.Com, , Bethe-sda, Phone: (301) 214-9259
  • Valerie H Moore, 11871 Lee Highway - Rt. 211 (168a) (Lat: 38.656889 Lon: -78.239444), Type: 62.5, Overall height: 59.5 m, Registrant: Apc Realty And Equipment Co., LLC, Vmoore01@sprintspectrum.Com, , Mahwa-h, Phone: (201) 684-4292
  • Carla Greenhalgh, 11871 Lee Highway - Rt. 211 (168a) (Lat: 38.656889 Lon: -78.239444), Type: 62.5, Overall height: 59.5 m, Registrant: Apc Realty And Equipment Co, Cgreen31@sprintspectrum.Com, , MS: KSOPHN0116-1B518 Overl-and Park, Phone: (913) 315-9931
  • VALERIE MOORE, 11871 Lee Highway - Rt. 211 (168a) (Lat: 38.656889 Lon: -78.239444), Type: 62.5, Overall height: 59.5 m, Registrant: Apc Realty And Equipment Co, Vmoore01@sprintspectrum.Com, , Mahwa-h, Phone: (201) 684-4292
  • VALERIE MOORE, 11871 Lee Highway - Rt. 211 (168a) (Lat: 38.656889 Lon: -78.239444), Type: 62.5, Overall height: 59.5 m, Registrant: Apc Realty And Equipment Co, Vmoore01@sprintspectrum.Com, , Mahwa-h, Phone: (201) 684-4292

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Sperryville)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172C (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1613Y, N1613Y, N-1613Y, Serial Number: 17249313, Airworthiness Date: 05/01/1962, Certificate Issue Date: 09/17/2018
    Registrant (Individual): John C Iv Miller, 87 Mount Vernon Ln, Sperryville, VA 22740
  • Aircraft: RYAN NAVION (Category: Land, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 126 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR E185 SERIES (205 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4606K, N4606K, N-4606K, Serial Number: NAV-4-1606, Year manufactured: 1948, Airworthiness Date: 11/24/1955, Certificate Issue Date: 03/20/2018
    Registrant (Co-Owned): David A Jamieson, Po Box 14, Sperryville, VA 22740, Other Owners: John M Jamieson

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 15. The highest number of fires - 25 took place in 2018, and the least - 4 in 2012. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Sperryville, VA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (45.2%), and Structure Fires (38.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Sperryville, VA
    • 11745.2%Outside Fires
    • 9938.2%Structure Fires
    • 228.5%Other
    • 218.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sperryville, VA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Sperryville, VA
  • 53.6%Wood
  • 22.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 14.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 9.5%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Sperryville, VA
  • 66.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 33.3%Electricity


Sperryville compared to Virginia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
There is 1 pilot and 3 other airmen in this city.
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