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Rappahannock County, Virginia (VA)


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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:

25%
State:

33%

Land area: 267 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 28 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 64%
  • Government: 19%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 16%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Rappahannock County, Virginia:


Median resident age:  47.0 years
Virginia median age:  37.0 years

Males: 3,685  (47.1%)
Females: 3,688  (52.9%)

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Average household size:
Rappahannock County:

2.0 people
Virginia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $58,397 ($45,943 in 1999)
This county:

$58397
Virginia:

$59330

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $777 (lower quartile is $583, upper quartile is $989)
This county:

$777
State:

$832


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $402,565 (it was $166,100 in 2000)
Rappahannock County:

$402,565
Virginia:

$252,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $234,617 - $629,652

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $521,453
Here:

$521,453
State:

$330,816

Townhouses or other attached units: $6,298,526
Here:

$6,298,526
State:

$310,878

Mobile homes: $277,332
Here:

$277,332
State:

$37,843

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $412,060
Here:

$412,060
State:

$92,978
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,719
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $337

Institutionalized population: 27

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Rappahannock County, VA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


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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%)


Rappahannock County household income distribution in 2009 Rappahannock County home values distribution


Rappahannock County contract rent distribution in 2009

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:
This county:

7.6%
Whole state:

9.6%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

2.2%
Whole state:

4.3%

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.

Cities in this county include: Chester Gap, Sperryville, Flint Hill, Washington.

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

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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: Battle Run Church (A), Beech Spring Church (B), Bethel Church (C), Thornton Gap Church (D), Forest Grove Church (E), Willis Chapel (F), Massanova Church (G), Amissville Church (H), Five Forks Regular Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Lake Mosby (A), Lake Wilson (B), Sweeney Lake (C), Mosby Lake (D), Margolis Pond (E), Whippoorwill Pond (F), Liverman Pond (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Walnut Branch (A), Cannons Run (B), Battle Run (C), White Walnut Run (D), Waterfall Branch (E), Sprucepine Branch (F), Sams Run (G), Rush River (H), Racer Run (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Culpeper County , Fauquier County , Madison County , Page County , Warren County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 216
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 76.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 22.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 223 (39% naturalized citizens)

Rappahannock County:

3.2%
Whole state:

8.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 38.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 43.3%

Rappahannock County marital status for males
Rappahannock County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Rappahannock County with a mortgage: 695 (100 second mortgage, 72 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 532

Here:

56.6% with mortgage
State:

75.1% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.97%
Here47.0%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 3,280
Total congregations: 19

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents1,787 (54.5%)688 (21.0%)375 (11.4%)232 (7.1%)198 (6.0%)
Congregations10 (52.6%)4 (21.1%)1 (5.3%)1 (5.3%)3 (15.8%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Rappahannock County - Chester Gap, Sperryville, Flint Hill, Washington

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
This 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.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Rappahannock County:

8.33 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.9%
Virginia:

9.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

25.9%
Virginia:

26.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Rappahannock County:

23.1%
State:

18.6%


Agriculture in Rappahannock County:

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

Tornado activity:

Rappahannock County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly below Virginia state average. It is 1.4 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

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:


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).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (26%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Health care (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • 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 (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Rappahannock County (%):





Rappahannock County mode of transportation to work chart

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)

Here:

8.03%
Virginia average:

11.06%


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)
Rappahannock County:

1.99%
Virginia average:

4.24%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Fauquier County, VA  1.53% ($69,605 average AGI)
from Culpeper County, VA  1.39% ($48,436)
from Warren County, VA  0.85% ($30,625)
from Prince William County, VA  0.50% ($34,857)
from Fairfax County, VA  0.36% ($371,500)


9.54% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($46,703 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.54%
Virginia average:

10.78%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.99% relocated to other counties in Virginia ($30,359 average AGI)
2.55% relocated to other states ($16,344 average AGI)
Rappahannock County:

2.55%
Virginia average:

4.13%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Culpeper County, VA  1.50% ($33,140 average AGI)
to Fauquier County, VA  0.94% ($29,148)
to Warren County, VA  0.84% ($42,833)
to Page County, VA  0.38% ($48,091)
to Prince William County, VA  0.38% ($47,727)

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:

Households: 7,338

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.

Size of nonfamily households: 809 1-person, 130 2-persons, 20 3-persons, 1 4-persons, 1 6-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:

Births: 378
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 369
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

40 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +5
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +283
Here:

+39 per 1000 residents
State:

+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:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.1
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Rappahannock County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 22
  • 2 rooms: 18
  • 3 rooms: 18
  • 4 rooms: 194
  • 5 rooms: 358
  • 6 rooms: 550
  • 7 rooms: 266
  • 8 rooms: 311
  • 9+ rooms: 366
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 7
  • 3 rooms: 53
  • 4 rooms: 178
  • 5 rooms: 185
  • 6 rooms: 83
  • 7 rooms: 78
  • 8 rooms: 48
  • 9+ rooms: 53
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Rappahannock County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 22
  • 1 bedroom: 60
  • 2 bedrooms: 451
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,032
  • 4 bedrooms: 407
  • 5+ bedrooms: 131
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 95
  • 2 bedrooms: 256
  • 3 bedrooms: 262
  • 4 bedrooms: 43
  • 5+ bedrooms: 29
Cars and other vehicles available in Rappahannock County, Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 99
  • 1 vehicle: 350
  • 2 vehicles: 788
  • 3 vehicles: 541
  • 4 vehicles: 205
  • 5+ vehicles: 120
  • no vehicle: 46
  • 1 vehicle: 229
  • 2 vehicles: 278
  • 3 vehicles: 103
  • 4 vehicles: 11
  • 5+ vehicles: 18

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.

Rappahannock County:

66.5%
State average:

53.8%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


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
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (30.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (27.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (23.4%)
  • Wood (15.7%)
  • Utility gas (1.1%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)
  • Electricity (35.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (25.0%)
  • Wood (23.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15.0%)
  • Utility gas (1.3%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 111
Here:

14.9%
Virginia:

9.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 62
Here:

17.4%
Virginia:

8.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 28
Here:

15.6%
Virginia:

20.6%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Rappahannock County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Rappahannock County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Rappahannock County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Rappahannock County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Rappahannock County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)



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