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Culpeper, Virginia

Culpeper is a town located in Culpeper County, Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 9,664. It is the county seat of Culpeper County6.

Geography Culpeper is located at 38°28'19" North, 77°59'57" West (38.471915, -77.999168)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 17.5 km² (6.8 mi²). 17.4 km² (6.7 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.44% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 9,664 people, 3,933 households, and 2,442 families residing in the town. The population density is 554.4/km² (1,436.2/mi²). There are 4,139 housing units at an average density of 237.5/km² (615.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 70.86% White, 23.70% African American, 0.21% Native American, 1.32% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.98% from other races, and 1.92% from two or more races. 4.55% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 3,933 households out of which 32.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.8% are married couples living together, 16.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 37.9% are non-families. 31.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.39 and the average family size is 2.97.

In the town the population is spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 87.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 82.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $35,438, and the median income for a family is $41,894. Males have a median income of $28,658 versus $25,252 for females. The per capita income for the town is $16,842. 16.9% of the population and 13.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 20.8% are under the age of 18 and 12.1% are 65 or older.

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