Christiansburg, Virginia

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Christiansburg, Virginia
Town
Main Street in Christiansburg, Virginia.
Main Street in Christiansburg, Virginia.
Official seal of Christiansburg, Virginia
Seal
Motto: Progressive Small Town Living at its Best
Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia
Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia
Coordinates: 37°8′28″N 80°24′28″W / 37.14111°N 80.40778°W / 37.14111; -80.40778Coordinates: 37°8′28″N 80°24′28″W / 37.14111°N 80.40778°W / 37.14111; -80.40778
CountryUnited States
StateVirginia
CountyMontgomery
IncorporatedNovember 10, 1792
Government
 • MayorD. Michael Barber
Area
 • Total13.9 sq mi (36.1 km2)
 • Land13.9 sq mi (36.1 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation2,133 ft (650 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total21,041
 • Density1,436.2/sq mi (2,354.792/km2)
Time zoneEST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes24068, 24073
Area code(s)540
FIPS code51-16608[1]
GNIS feature ID1498467[2]
Websitehttp://www.christiansburg.org/
 
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Christiansburg, Virginia
Town
Main Street in Christiansburg, Virginia.
Main Street in Christiansburg, Virginia.
Official seal of Christiansburg, Virginia
Seal
Motto: Progressive Small Town Living at its Best
Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia
Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia
Coordinates: 37°8′28″N 80°24′28″W / 37.14111°N 80.40778°W / 37.14111; -80.40778Coordinates: 37°8′28″N 80°24′28″W / 37.14111°N 80.40778°W / 37.14111; -80.40778
CountryUnited States
StateVirginia
CountyMontgomery
IncorporatedNovember 10, 1792
Government
 • MayorD. Michael Barber
Area
 • Total13.9 sq mi (36.1 km2)
 • Land13.9 sq mi (36.1 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation2,133 ft (650 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total21,041
 • Density1,436.2/sq mi (2,354.792/km2)
Time zoneEST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes24068, 24073
Area code(s)540
FIPS code51-16608[1]
GNIS feature ID1498467[2]
Websitehttp://www.christiansburg.org/

Christiansburg (formerly Hans Meadows) is a town in Montgomery County, Virginia, United States. The population was 21,041 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Montgomery County.[3] Christiansburg, Blacksburg, and Radford are the three principal municipalities of the Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford Metropolitan Statistical Area which encompasses those municipalities and all of Montgomery County.

History[edit]

In the 1850s, Christiansburg was a stagecoach stop on the route between Richmond Virginia and Nashville, Tennessee.[4]

Geography[edit]

Christiansburg is located at 37°5′28″N 80°24′28″W / 37.09111°N 80.40778°W / 37.09111; -80.40778 (37.141164, -80.407700).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 13.9 square miles (36.1 km²), of which, 13.9 square miles (36.1 km²) of it is land and 0.07% is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 16,947 people, 7,093 households, and 4,766 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,217.0 people per square mile (470.1/km²). There were 7,430 housing units at an average density of 533.6 per square mile (206.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 93.13% White, 4.83% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.48% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.99% of the population.

There were 7,093 households out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.8% were non-families. 27.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.8% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 33.3% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 92.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $40,851, and the median income for a family was $47,428. Males had a median income of $35,139 versus $23,398 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,579. About 6.4% of families and 8.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.2% of those under age 18 and 6.9% of those age 65 or over.

The population for 2004 was 17,926 which is an increase of 979 from the 2000 census. Of this 8,151 (48.1%) are male and 8,796 (51.9%) are female.

Notable people[edit]

Points of interest[edit]

Montgomery County Courthouse in Christiansburg

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ Edwards, Richard (1855). Statistical Gazetteer of the State of Virginia. Richmond, Virginia: Richard Edwards. p. 209. 
  5. ^ Kanode, R. (2006)
  6. ^ Wilderness Road entry on Daniel Boone in town
  7. ^ Highway Market for Lewis/McKenry duel
  8. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  10. ^ 1.3 Was there ever really a person called Dr. Pepper?. Stason.org (2002-11-21). Retrieved on 2013-08-09.
  11. ^ Cambria Historic District
  12. ^ Starlite Drive-In Theater (Home Page)
  13. ^ Welcome to Christiansburg Institute
  14. ^ "Courthouse". Montgomery County, Virginia. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 

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