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Rockbridge County, Virginia (VA)

County population in 2015: 22,865 (8% urban, 92% rural); it was 20,808 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,137
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,030
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,585
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,388 (it was 1,901 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

33%

Land area: 600 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 38 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Rockbridge County: 86.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (23.7%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (12.9%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (12.6%), Construction (12.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 57%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 38%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Rockbridge County, Virginia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (92.7%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (2.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.6%)
  • Asian alone (0.7%)
Median resident age:  49.1 years
Virginia median age:  38.2 years
Males: 11,314  (49.5%)
Females: 11,551  (50.5%)
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Rockbridge County,VA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Rockbridge County:

2.0 people
Virginia:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $51,231 ($36,035 in 1999)

This county:

$51,231
Virginia:

$68,114

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $619 (lower quartile is $484, upper quartile is $856)
This county:

$619
State:

$981


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $210,000 (it was $94,500 in 2000)
Rockbridge:

$210,000
Virginia:

$264,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $125,543 - $342,866
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,253
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $377

Institutionalized population: 142

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 6
  • Burglaries: 37
  • Thefts: 209
  • Auto thefts: 7

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 7
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 7
  • Burglaries: 59
  • Thefts: 222
  • Auto thefts: 9
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 213 buildings, average cost: $76,600
  • 2001: 203 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 2002: 229 buildings, average cost: $82,900
  • 2003: 108 buildings, average cost: $187,000
  • 2004: 148 buildings, average cost: $153,100
  • 2005: 203 buildings, average cost: $193,100
  • 2006: 197 buildings, average cost: $193,600
  • 2007: 197 buildings, average cost: $197,400
  • 2008: 93 buildings, average cost: $198,300
  • 2009: 59 buildings, average cost: $239,000
  • 2010: 52 buildings, average cost: $199,300
  • 2011: 53 buildings, average cost: $221,200
  • 2012: 56 buildings, average cost: $158,600
  • 2013: 64 buildings, average cost: $181,100
  • 2014: 44 buildings, average cost: $223,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,402 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,253 (0.8%)

Rockbridge County household income distribution in 2009 Rockbridge County home values distribution Rockbridge County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 13.3%
Rockbridge County:

13.3%
Virginia:

11.0%
(12.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.5% for Black residents, 32.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 63.1% for other race residents, 21.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 49.1 years old
(Males: 48.0 years old, Females: 49.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49.5 years old, Black residents: 51.1 years old, American Indian residents: 72.8 years old, Asian residents: 35.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27.6 years old, Other race residents: 24.5 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Rockbridge County is $434 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $483 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $703 a month.

Cities in this county include: Lexington, Buena Vista, East Lexington, Glasgow, Goshen.

Rockbridge County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2012 air pollution in Rockbridge County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.025 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Below U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Coffey County, Kansas , Somerset County, Maryland , Wayne County, Utah , Dallas County, Missouri , Goochland County , Montezuma County, Colorado , Webster County, Missouri .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.4%
Virginia:

4.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 779
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 85.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 26.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 557 (73.5% naturalized citizens)

Rockbridge County:

2.4%
Whole state:

12.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 141
  • 2000 to 2009: 92
  • 1990 to 1999: 132
  • 1980 to 1989: 166
  • 1970 to 1979: 46
  • Before 1970: 103
Note: State values scaled to Rockbridge County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 54.3%

Rockbridge County marital status for males Rockbridge County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 9,092
  • One, attached: 136
  • Two: 195
  • 3 or 4: 76
  • 5 to 9: 219
  • 10 to 19: 173
  • 20 to 49: 50
  • 50 or more: 58
  • Mobile homes: 1,338
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 43

Housing units in Rockbridge County with a mortgage: 3,590 (132 second mortgage, 647 home equity loan, 31 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,460

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

69.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Rockbridge County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,38619
Mainline Protestant3,11525
Other782
None15,728-
Rockbridge County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Rockbridge County:

2.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.47 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.47 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Rockbridge County:

8.84 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 15
This county:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Rockbridge County:

10.1%
Virginia:

9.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Rockbridge County:

27.6%
State:

26.7%

Agriculture in Rockbridge County:

Average size of farms: 199 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $23,505
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $74.68
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 5.83%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 86.37%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $19,957
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 21.52%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.06%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $29,624
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.13%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 23.78
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.62%
Corn for grain: 1520 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 176 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 149 harvested acres
Vegetables: 41 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 106 acres

Earthquake activity:

Rockbridge County-area historical earthquake activity is near Virginia state average. It is 83% 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 85.3 miles away from Rockbridge County center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 247.1 miles away from the county 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 260.0 miles away from the county center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 142.5 miles away from the county center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 278.2 miles away from Rockbridge County center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 146.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Virginia Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 01, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3359: October 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 3359, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Virginia Severe Storms and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: June 29, 2012 to July 01, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4072: July 27, 2012, FEMA Id: 4072, Natural disaster type: Storm, Wind
  • Virginia Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 18, 2009 to December 20, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1874: February 16, 2010, FEMA Id: 1874, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Virginia Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 23, 2006 to July 06, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1655: July 13, 2006, FEMA Id: 1655, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Virginia Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3240: September 12, 2005, FEMA Id: 3240, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Virginia Hurricane Isabel, Incident Period: September 18, 2003 to October 01, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1491: September 18, 2003, FEMA Id: 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: 1318, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Virginia Hurricane Fran, Incident Period: September 05, 1996 to September 23, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1135: September 06, 1996, FEMA Id: 1135, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Virginia Severe Flooding, Incident Period: January 19, 1996 to February 01, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1098: January 27, 1996, FEMA Id: 1098, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Virginia Blizzard, Incident Period: January 06, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1086: January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: 1086, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • 9 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Rockbridge County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Hurricanes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (8%)
  • Food and beverage stores (3%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Italy (12%)
  • Ethiopia (12%)
  • Korea (9%)
  • Mexico (9%)
  • Vietnam (8%)
  • Guatemala (7%)
  • Germany (6%)

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

  • American (30%)
  • German (12%)
  • English (11%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • Scotch-Irish (7%)
  • European (2%)
  • Italian (1%)

Rockbridge County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,591 (80.2%)
  • Carpooled: 531 (7.6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 17 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 84 (1.2%)
  • Bicycle: 36 (0.5%)
  • Walked: 127 (1.8%)
  • Worked at home: 605 (8.7%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Rockbridge County, Virginia in 2000:

  • 75 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 60 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 59 people in nursing homes
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 4 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

People in group quarters in Rockbridge County, Virginia in 2010:

  • 88 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 54 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 23 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 10 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $51,272.

5.61% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,415 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.61%
Virginia average:

9.34%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.96% relocated from other counties in Virginia ($24,985 average AGI)
1.65% relocated from other states ($13,430 average AGI)
Rockbridge County:

1.65%
Virginia average:

3.74%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Buena Vista city, VA  0.86% ($25,014 average AGI)
from Augusta County, VA  0.62% ($26,039)
from Lexington city, VA  0.45% ($37,216)
from Staunton city, VA  0.27% ($24,364)
from Roanoke city, VA  0.14% ($28,833)
from Alleghany County, VA  0.12% ($40,800)


4.88% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,329 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.88%
Virginia average:

9.20%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.52% relocated to other counties in Virginia ($22,698 average AGI)
1.36% relocated to other states ($11,631 average AGI)
Rockbridge County:

1.36%
Virginia average:

3.60%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Buena Vista city, VA  0.94% ($31,260 average AGI)
to Augusta County, VA  0.52% ($33,535)
to Lexington city, VA  0.41% ($27,118)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.0

Births per 1000 population in Rockbridge County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Rockbridge County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Rockbridge County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 16.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Rockbridge County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Rockbridge County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 4,419 (3,670 aged, 749 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 508 (11%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Rockbridge County, Virginia in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (228)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (223)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (197)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (150)
  • Unspecified dementia (137)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (131)
  • Congestive heart failure (123)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (113)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (79)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (63)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 4%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,120
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,069

Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 14

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 22,865
  • In family households: 18,546 (3,424 male householders, 2,806 female householders)
    4,988 spouses, 5,394 children (4,917 natural, 127 adopted, 361 stepchildren), 574 grandchildren, 147 brothers or sisters, 411 parents, 400 other relatives, 394 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,130 (1,400 male householders (1,136 living alone)), 1,855 female householders (1,463 living alone)), 872 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 210

Size of family households: 3,481 2-persons, 1,133 3-persons, 1,008 4-persons, 438 5-persons, 67 6-persons, 115 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,599 1-person, 589 2-persons, 31 3-persons, 37 4-persons.

2,565 married couples with children.
895 single-parent households (464 men, 431 women).

96.6% of residents of Rockbridge speak English at home.
1.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (83% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (67% speak English very well, 32% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $184,529,000 ($8,752 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $26,114,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $40,710,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $14,307,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $827,000
Federal grants: $26,108,000
Federal procurement contracts: $43,727,000 ($22,918,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $58,850,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $691,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $7,612,000
Federal Government insurance: $26,697,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,122
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,081
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

40 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +5
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +418
Here:

+20 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Rockbridge County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.06 millions of gallons per day (54% from ground, 46% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.5

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 186
  • 2010 to 2013: 337
  • 2000 to 2009: 1,911
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,868
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,276
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,439
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,354
  • 1950 to 1959: 723
  • 1940 to 1949: 494
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,885
Note: State values scaled to Rockbridge population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Rockbridge County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Rockbridge County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 12
  • 3 rooms: 82
  • 4 rooms: 666
  • 5 rooms: 1,185
  • 6 rooms: 1,730
  • 7 rooms: 917
  • 8 rooms: 1,227
  • 9+ rooms: 1,086
  • 1 room: 18
  • 2 rooms: 83
  • 3 rooms: 229
  • 4 rooms: 695
  • 5 rooms: 603
  • 6 rooms: 320
  • 7 rooms: 222
  • 8 rooms: 143
  • 9+ rooms: 165
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Rockbridge County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Rockbridge County population
  • no bedroom: 18
  • 1 bedroom: 95
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,037
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,259
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,131
  • 5+ bedrooms: 347
  • no bedroom: 21
  • 1 bedroom: 327
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,016
  • 3 bedrooms: 970
  • 4 bedrooms: 83
  • 5+ bedrooms: 59
Cars and other vehicles available in Rockbridge County, Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Rockbridge County population
  • no vehicle: 189
  • 1 vehicle: 1,202
  • 2 vehicles: 2,633
  • 3 vehicles: 1,901
  • 4 vehicles: 662
  • 5+ vehicles: 394
  • no vehicle: 216
  • 1 vehicle: 1,076
  • 2 vehicles: 818
  • 3 vehicles: 257
  • 4 vehicles: 73
  • 5+ vehicles: 80

89% of Rockbridge County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 212% lived in Virginia.

Rockbridge County:

88.7%
State average:

84.3%

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

  • This state: 15,487
  • Other state: 6,358
  • Northeast: 2,251
  • Midwest: 1,118
  • South: 2,512
  • West: 463

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Rockbridge County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (41.7%)
  • Wood (17.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (12.3%)
  • Utility gas (7.5%)
  • Solar energy (0.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.3%)
  • Coal or coke (0.3%)
  • Electricity (49.1%)
  • Wood (16.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (13.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9.0%)
  • Utility gas (6.7%)
  • Other fuel (1.9%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 286
Here:

14.1%
Virginia:

10.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 51
Here:

6.6%
Virginia:

9.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 234
Here:

51.2%
Virginia:

19.9%

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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Rockbridge County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Elementary & Secondary Education: $3,253,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary & Secondary Education: $22,916,000
    Health Services - Other: $6,054,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,994,000
    Welfare - Other: $1,915,000
    General - Other: $1,739,000
    Police Protection: $1,571,000
    Fire Protection: $1,364,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,360,000
    Housing & Community Development: $916,000
    Financial Administration: $742,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $603,000
    Water Utilities: $458,000
    Parks & Recreation: $363,000
    Sewerage: $332,000
    General Public Buildings: $228,000
    Central Staff Services: $221,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $208,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $137,000
    Regular Highways: $78,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,035,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Solid Waste Management: $566,000
    Libraries: $378,000
    Higher Education: $15,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,000,000
    Health - Other: $150,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $22,982,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $124,000

Rockbridge County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $4,061,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,060,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Lunch: $486,000
    Sewerage: $449,000
    Parks & Recreation: $87,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Tuition: $7,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education - Other: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $1,281,000
    Health & Hospitals: $471,000
    All Other: $162,000
    General Support: $62,000
    Housing & Community Development: $7,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,449,000
    Education: $902,000
    Health & Hospitals: $183,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,525,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $683,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $673,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $11,862,000
    General Support: $2,644,000
    All Other: $2,083,000
    Health & Hospitals: $1,823,000
    Housing & Community Development: $27,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,106,000
    Total General Sales: $1,700,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,562,000
    Public Utilities: $802,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $407,000
    NEC: $386,000

Rockbridge County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $4,950,000
    Water Utilities: $2,061,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, Education, NEC: $6,829,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,300,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $16,115,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Elementary and Secondary Education: $4,000,000
    Water Utilities: $940,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Elementary & Secondary Education: $10,338,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $19,565,000
    Water Utilities: $2,918,000
    Other, NEC: $1,108,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,500,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Elementary and Secondary Education: $491,000
    Other, NEC: $192,000
    Water Utilities: $83,000

Rockbridge County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $15,476,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $19,565,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 390
  • Number of aged recipients: 47
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 343
  • Number of recipients under 18: 56
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 233
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 101
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 180
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 159
Rockbridge County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Rockbridge County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Rockbridge County, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William3672.3 years
Mary3676.5 years
John2974.3 years
Robert2970.6 years
James2569.1 years
Charles2073.9 years
George1571.2 years
Margaret1171.8 years
Annie1182.8 years
Walter1073.7 years
Most common last names in Rockbridge County, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Campbell2971.6 years
Ingram1673.1 years
Camden1477.6 years
Thompson1367.2 years
Turner1374.1 years
Tolley1270.4 years
Smith1173.8 years
Bryant1173.4 years
Burke1173.5 years
Watts1078.6 years
Businesses in Rockbridge County, VA
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts2MasterBrand Cabinets2
Applebee's1McDonald's1
Arby's1Nike2
Best Western2Papa John's Pizza1
Burger King2Penske1
CVS2Pizza Hut1
Comfort Inn1Quality1
Curves1Quiznos1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Days Inn2Ruby Tuesday1
Domino's Pizza2Sears1
FedEx7Sleep Inn1
Ford1Subway3
Goodwill1Super 81
H&R Block1T-Mobile1
Hardee's2Taco Bell1
Hilton1True Value2
Holiday Inn1U-Haul3
Howard Johnson1U.S. Cellular1
KFC1UPS5
Kincaid1Waffle House1
Kroger1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy2Wendy's1
Lane Furniture2Wingate1
Long John Silver's1YMCA1
Lowe's1

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