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Shenandoah County, Virginia
Shenandoah Seal
Map of Virginia highlighting Shenandoah County
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of USA VA
Virginia's location in the U.S.
Founded 1772
Seat Woodstock
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

513 sq mi (1,329 km²)
512 sq mi (1,326 km²)
0 sq mi (0 km²), 0.06%
 -  Density

67/sq mi (26/km²)

Shenandoah County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It is part of the Shenandoah Valley region of Virginia. As of 2010, the population was 41,993. Its county seat is Woodstock[1].

History Edit

Shenandoah County was established in 1772, it was originally named Dunmore County for Virginia Governor Lord Dunmore. The county was renamed Shenandoah in 1778, named for the Senedos Indian tribe. During the Civil War the Battle of New Market took place May 15, 1864.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 513 square miles (1,327 km²), of which 512 square miles (1,327 km²) is land and 0 square miles (1 km²) (0.06%) is water. The Fort Valley and western slopes of the Massanutten Mountain are located within the county.

Adjacent countiesEdit

National protected areasEdit


Historical populations
Census Pop.
1790 10,510
1800 13,823 31.5%
1810 13,646 −1.3%
1820 18,926 38.7%
1830 19,750 4.4%
1840 11,618 −41.2%
1850 13,768 18.5%
1860 13,896 0.9%
1870 14,936 7.5%
1880 18,204 21.9%
1890 19,671 8.1%
1900 20,253 3.0%
1910 20,942 3.4%
1920 20,808 −0.6%
1930 20,655 −0.7%
1940 20,898 1.2%
1950 21,169 1.3%
1960 21,825 3.1%
1970 22,852 4.7%
1980 27,559 20.6%
1990 31,636 14.8%
2000 35,075 10.9%
2010 41,993 19.7%

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 35,075 people, 14,296 households, and 10,064 families residing in the county. The population density was 68 people per square mile (26/km²). There were 16,709 housing units at an average density of 33 per square mile (13/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.60% White, 1.17% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.79% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. 3.40% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 14,296 households out of which 28.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.00% were married couples living together, 9.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.60% were non-families. 25.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the county, the population was spread out with 22.30% under the age of 18, 6.60% from 18 to 24, 27.60% from 25 to 44, 26.20% from 45 to 64, and 17.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 94.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $39,173, and the median income for a family was $45,080. Males had a median income of $29,952 versus $22,312 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,755. About 5.80% of families and 8.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.10% of those under age 18 and 8.80% of those age 65 or over.




Secondary InstitutionsEdit

Primary InstitutionsEdit

  • Shenandoah Valley Adventist Elementary School
  • Community Christian School Of The Shenandoah Valley
  • Community Christian School
  • Valley Baptist Christian School


High schoolsEdit

Elementary and Middle SchoolsEdit

  • W.W. Robinson Elementary School
  • Peter Muhlenberg Middle School
  • Ashby Lee Elementary School
  • North Fork Middle School
  • Sandy Hook Elementary School
  • Signal Knob Middle School


  • Triplett Tech
  • Massanutten Regional Governor's School

Towns Edit

Incorporated towns Edit

Unincorporated communitiesEdit

See alsoEdit


Coordinates: 38°52′N 78°34′W / 38.86, -78.57

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