County population in 2012: 7,456 (all rural); it was 6,983 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,452 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 862 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,103 Renter-occupied apartments: 758 (it was 685 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 267 sq. mi. Water area: 0.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 28 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Rappahannock County: 90.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (18.8%), Construction (16.4%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (12.2%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $2,190 (0.5%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,784 (0.7%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 9.9%
(9.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 1.8% for Black residents, 14.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 16.0% for other race residents, 37.0% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 47 years old
(Males: 47 years old, Females: 47 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47 years old, Black residents: 51 years old, American Indian residents: 42 years old, Asian residents: 47 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28 years old, Other race residents: 23 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 Rappahannock County is $475 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $574 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $794 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Rappahannock County: Williams Orchard (A), Muskrat Haven Farm (B), Jenkins Orchard (C), Mount Marshall Overlook (D), Ben Venue (E), Range View Cabin (F), Range View Overlook (G), Jenkins Gap Overlook (H), Indian Run Shelter (I), Indian Run Overlook (J), Hughes River (K), Hogwallow Flat Overlook (L), Thornton Hollow Overlook (M), Thornton River Camp (N), Byrds Nest Number 4 (O), Byrds Nest Number 3 (P), Hazel Mountain Overlook (Q), Pass Mountain Shelter (R), Tunnel Parking Overlook (S), Piedmont Picnic Area (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Rappahannock County include: Reynolds Church (A), Battle Run Church (B), Beech Spring Church (C), Bethel Church (D), Thornton Gap Church (E), Forest Grove Church (F), Willis Chapel (G), Massanova Church (H), Amissville Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Walnut Branch (A), Cannons Run (B), Battle Run (C), Wilson Branch (D), White Walnut Run (E), Waterfall Branch (F), Sprucepine Branch (G), Sams Run (H), Rush River (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 177 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $16,002 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $104.00 The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 3.76% The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 70.47% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $17,085 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 25.64% Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.66% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $31,735 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.97% Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 22.36 Corn for grain: 318 harvested acres All wheat for grain: 63 harvested acres Soybeans for beans: 305 harvested acres Vegetables: 23 harvested acres Land in orchards: 594 acres
Rappahannock County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly below Virginia state average. It is 1.4 times below overall U.S. average.
Rappahannock County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Virginia state average. It is 90% 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 77.5 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 64.7 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 66.5 miles away from the county center On 10/21/1998 at 05:56:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 8.3 mi) earthquake occurred 91.0 miles away from Rappahannock 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 47.4 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)
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 Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 23, 2006 to July 6, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1655): July 13, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1655, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
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 Storm, Flooding, Incident Period: June 22, 1995 to July 7, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1059): July 1, 1995, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1059, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Virginia Ice Storm, Winter Storm, Severe Storm, Incident Period: March 1, 1994 to March 5, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1021): April 11, 1994, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1021, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm, Winter Storm, Storm
4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in Rappahannock County (14) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11 Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
Farmers and farm managers (6%)
Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (4%)
Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):
United Kingdom (38%)
El Salvador (9%)
Most common first ancestries reported in Rappahannock County (%):
United States or American (22%)
French (except Basque) (2%)
Means of transportation to work:
Drove a car alone: 2,657 (75%)
Carpooled: 459 (13%)
Bus or trolley bus: 16 (0%)
Ferryboat: 8 (0%)
Bicycle: 2 (0%)
Walked: 73 (2%)
Other means: 14 (0%)
Worked at home: 323 (9%)
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
10 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
27 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
8 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $68,553.
8.03% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($89,929 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.04% relocated from other counties in Virginia ($53,947 average AGI)
1.99% relocated from other states ($35,982 average AGI)
Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.7 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.8
Births per 1000 population in Rappahannock County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.4 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.4
Deaths per 1000 population in Rappahannock County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.4 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Rappahannock County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,405 (1,236 aged, 169 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1031.490 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1003.990
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 27.51
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 6,199 (1,523 male householders, 588 female householders)
1,685 spouses, 1,828 children (1,675 natural, 42 adopted, 111 stepchildren), 184 grandchildren, 54 brothers or sisters, 53 parents, 49 other relatives, 184 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 1,139 (479 male householders (391 living alone)), 482 female householders (418 living alone)), 178 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 35 (27 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 1,072 2-persons, 481 3-persons, 339 4-persons, 136 5-persons, 50 6-persons, 33 7-or-more-persons.
97.0% of residents of Rappahannock County speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (38% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 50% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (48% speak English very well, 14% speak English not well, 38% don't speak English at all).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $47,789,000 ($6664 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $5,768,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $29,713,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $8,538,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $183,000 Federal grants: $5,238,000 Federal procurement contracts: $1,471,000 ($862,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $2,646,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $29,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,008,000 Federal Government insurance: $7,364,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
52 per 1000 residents
70 per 1000 residents
51 per 1000 residents
40 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +5
+1 per 1000 residents
+18 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +283
+39 per 1000 residents
+14 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Rappahannock County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.04 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: 34
2000 to 2004: 171
1990 to 1999: 443
1980 to 1989: 657
1970 to 1979: 705
1960 to 1969: 335
1950 to 1959: 184
1940 to 1949: 169
1939 or earlier: 1,024
Rooms in houses/apartments in Rappahannock County, Virginia
66% of Rappahannock County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 42% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 72% lived in Virginia.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 4556
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $108,300
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Rappahannock County