County population in 2012: 11,236 (all rural); it was 11,567 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,242 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,858 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,152 Renter-occupied apartments: 1,165 (it was 852 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 133 sq. mi. Water area: 98.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 85 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lancaster County: 90.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.6%), Retail trade (11.1%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (11.0%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (10.2%), Construction (10.1%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $869 (0.4%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $867 (0.4%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 12.0%
(6.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.1% for Black residents, 11.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 13.6% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 54 years old
(Males: 52 years old, Females: 55 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 59 years old, Black residents: 41 years old, American Indian residents: 49 years old, Asian residents: 36 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 31 years old, Other race residents: 24 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lancaster County is $477 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $581 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $715 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Lancaster County: Kilmarnock Wharf (A), Moran Wharf (B), Ottoman Wharf (C), Woodhouse Landing (D), Yankee Point Landing (E), Sloop Landing (F), White Stone Wharf (G), Golden Eagle Golf Club (H), Tartan Golf Club (I), Windjammer Golf Course (J), Kilmarnock Wastewater Treatment Plant (K), Lancaster County Emergency Medical Services (L), Upper Lancaster Volunteer Rescue Squad (M), Upper Lancaster Volunteer Fire Department (N), White Stone Volunteer Fire Department Weems Station (O), Lancaster County Sheriff's Office (P), Upper Lancaster Volunteer Rescue Squad (Q), Northampton County Department of Emergency Medical Service (R). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Lancaster County include: Asbury Church (A), Queen Esther Baptist Church (B), Trinity Episcopal Church (C), White Marsh Church (D), Bethel Church (E), Beulah Church (F), Saint Marys White Chapel (G), Sharon Church (H), Claybrook Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Corrotoman Cemetery (1), White Stone Cemetery (2), Sharon Cemetery (3), Mount Vernon Cemetery (4), Christ Church Burying Ground (5), Willie Chapel Cemetery (6), Saint Marys Whitechapel Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Norris Pond (A), Blackmore Millpond (B), Golden Eagle Pond (C), Stevens Lake (D), Twin Branch Millpond (E), Morattico Old Mill Pond (F), Blakemore Millpond (G), Chinns Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Poplar Neck Creek (A), Johnson Creek (B), Windmill Point Creek (C), Western Branch Corrotoman River (D), Town Creek (E), Taylor Creek (F), Tabbs Creek (G), Wells His Creek (H), Western Branch Taylors Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 204 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $37,125 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $240.95 The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 3.23% The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 3.16% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $30,847 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 73.09% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $71,005 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 77.05% Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 2.29 Corn for grain: 2981 harvested acres All wheat for grain: 1845 harvested acres Soybeans for beans: 5386 harvested acres Vegetables: 19 harvested acres
Lancaster County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is near Virginia state average. It is 1.2 times below overall U.S. average.
Lancaster County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 79.9 miles away from the county center 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 88.8 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 80.3 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)
Most recent natural disasters:
Virginia Severe Storms and Flooding, Including Severe Storms and Flooding Associated with Tropical Depression Ernesto, Incident Period: August 29, 2006 to September 7, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1661): September 22, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1661, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Tropical Depression
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 Floyd, Incident Period: September 13, 1999 to September 26, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1293): September 18, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1293, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
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 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 Ice Storm, Severe Storm, Flooding, Incident Period: February 8, 1994 to February 12, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1014): March 10, 1994, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1014, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm, Storm, Flood
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
2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in Lancaster County (12) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9 Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 4, Floods: 3, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Storm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.9 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.0
Births per 1000 population in Lancaster County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 17.3 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 17.2
Deaths per 1000 population in Lancaster County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.8 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 11.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Lancaster County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 3,711 (3,457 aged, 254 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 8.31 Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 19127.18 Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 523.690 Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 87780.55
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 991.980 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1751.060 Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 8.63
Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 35.17 Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 94.88
Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 25.88
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 9,039 (2,270 male householders, 1,094 female householders)
2,584 spouses, 2,276 children (2,110 natural, 49 adopted, 117 stepchildren), 285 grandchildren, 82 brothers or sisters, 98 parents, 101 other relatives, 204 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 2,169 (749 male householders (609 living alone)), 1,152 female householders (1,054 living alone)), 268 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 183 (164 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 2,109 2-persons, 610 3-persons, 371 4-persons, 182 5-persons, 68 6-persons, 24 7-or-more-persons.
96.7% of residents of Lancaster County speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (54% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 26% speak English not well).
1.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (48% speak English very well, 52% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (80% speak English very well, 20% speak English well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $106,928,000 ($8888 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $10,482,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $68,028,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $23,316,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,494,000 Federal grants: $7,604,000 Federal procurement contracts: $1,366,000 ($48,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $3,120,000 ($92,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $1,039,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,563,000 Federal Government insurance: $89,446,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
51 per 1000 residents
70 per 1000 residents
94 per 1000 residents
40 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +11
+1 per 1000 residents
+18 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +541
+47 per 1000 residents
+14 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Lancaster County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.41 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 57
2000 to 2004: 288
1990 to 1999: 1,226
1980 to 1989: 1,072
1970 to 1979: 1,242
1960 to 1969: 838
1950 to 1959: 758
1940 to 1949: 513
1939 or earlier: 1,196
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lancaster County, Virginia
64% of Lancaster County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 46% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 56% lived in Virginia.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 7398
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $73,100
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lancaster County