County population in 2012: 14,323 (30% urban, 70% rural); it was 12,652 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,058 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,098 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,733 Renter-occupied apartments: 1,353 (it was 1,209 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 177 sq. mi. Water area: 1.6 sq. mi.
Population density: 81 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Clarke County: 102.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (25.2%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (12.8%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,583 (0.4%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,707 (0.5%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 5.7%
(4.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.7% for Black residents, 19.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 28.3% for other race residents, 29.9% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 44 years old
(Males: 44 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 47 years old, American Indian residents: 45 years old, Asian residents: 39 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Area name: Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD HUD Metro FMR Area Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Clarke County is $1080 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $1225 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1580 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Clarke County: Millwood Farm Equestrian Center (A), Idlewild River Farm (B), Sandstone Farms (C), Marsh Thoroughbred Farm (D), White Post Dairy (E), Oak Hill Silk Farm (F), Sugar Hill (G), Stone Bridge (H), Millwood Country Club (I), Pigeon Hill (J), Double Tollgate (K), Yellow Rose Shelter (L), State Prison Camp Number 7 (M), Carter Hall (N), Westbrook Estate (O), Weehaw Estate (P), Villa Larue Estate (Q), Tuleyries Estate (R), The Vineyard Estate (S), The Meadow Estate (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Clarke County include: Providence Chapel (A), Bethel Church (B), Stones Chapel (C), Crums Church (D), Ebenezer Church (E), Good Shepherd Church (F), Guilfield Church (G), Holy Cross Monastery (H), Little Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Milton Valley Cemetery (1), Stones Chapel Cemetery (2), Old Salem Cemetery (3), Old Chapel Cemetery (4), Old Bethel Cemetery (5), Little Chapel Cemetery (6), Crums Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wheat Spring Branch (A), Westbrook Run (B), Wrights Branch (C), Roseville Run (D), Redbud Run (E), Page Brook (F), Morgan Mill Stream (G), Lick Run (H), Lewis Run (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in Clarke County include: White Post Village Park (1), White Post Historic District (2), Watermelon Park (3), Clarke County Recreation Area (4), Clarke County Fairgrounds (5), Bearden Park (6). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 157 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $33,086 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $209.12 The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 8.79% The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 66.21% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $37,231 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 33.97% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $38,786 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 85.38% Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 22.73 Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 8.40% Corn for grain: 3582 harvested acres All wheat for grain: 715 harvested acres Soybeans for beans: 1530 harvested acres Vegetables: 25 harvested acres Land in orchards: 2,093 acres
Clarke County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly above Virginia state average. It is 2.1 times above overall U.S. average.
Clarke County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 94.2 miles away from the county center On 3/15/1991 at 06:54:08, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 10.9 mi) earthquake occurred 94.8 miles away from the county center On 9/22/2001 at 16:01:20, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, 2.5 LG, Depth: 1.2 mi) earthquake occurred 78.4 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)
Most recent natural disasters:
Virginia Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 5, 2010 to February 11, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1905): April 27, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1905, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
Virginia Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3240): September 12, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3240, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Virginia Hurricane Isabel, Incident Period: September 18, 2003 to October 1, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1491): September 18, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1491, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Virginia Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 25, 2000 to January 30, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1318): February 28, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1318, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
Virginia Hurricane Fran, Incident Period: September 5, 1996 to September 23, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1135): September 6, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1135, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Virginia Severe Flooding, Incident Period: January 19, 1996 to February 1, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1098): January 27, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1098, Natural disaster type: Flood
Virginia Blizzard, Incident Period: January 6, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1086): January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1086, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
Virginia Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 14, 1993, Emergency Declared (EM-3112): March 25, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3112, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
Virginia SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: November 9, 1985, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-755): November 9, 1985, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-755, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Virginia Drought, Incident Period: July 23, 1977, Emergency Declared (EM-3046): July 23, 1977, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3046, Natural disaster type: Drought
1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in Clarke County (11) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8 Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.9 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.3
Births per 1000 population in Clarke County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.8 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.6
Deaths per 1000 population in Clarke County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.0 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 1.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Clarke County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,890 (1,720 aged, 170 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1070.050 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 915.170 Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7.04
Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 23.48 Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 49.28
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 11,684 (2,869 male householders, 939 female householders)
3,091 spouses, 3,868 children (3,589 natural, 121 adopted, 158 stepchildren), 263 grandchildren, 91 brothers or sisters, 106 parents, 100 other relatives, 277 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 2,095 (840 male householders (653 living alone)), 861 female householders (717 living alone)), 394 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 255 (236 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 1,772 2-persons, 838 3-persons, 711 4-persons, 284 5-persons, 126 6-persons, 77 7-or-more-persons.
96.6% of residents of Clarke County speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (88% speak English very well, 12% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (21% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 52% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $59,320,000 ($4282 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $4,073,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $35,557,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $10,359,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $332,000 Federal grants: $5,834,000 Federal procurement contracts: $4,688,000 ($577,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $2,550,000 ($51,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $29,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $6,273,000 Federal Government insurance: $11,250,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
46 per 1000 residents
70 per 1000 residents
49 per 1000 residents
40 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +53
+4 per 1000 residents
+18 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +1,563
+110 per 1000 residents
+14 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Clarke County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.47 millions of gallons per day (17% from ground, 83% from surface)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 97
2000 to 2004: 500
1990 to 1999: 718
1980 to 1989: 989
1970 to 1979: 1,196
1960 to 1969: 573
1950 to 1959: 518
1940 to 1949: 212
1939 or earlier: 1,401
Rooms in houses/apartments in Clarke County, Virginia
60% of Clarke County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 28% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 70% lived in Virginia.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 7307
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $98,000
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Clarke County