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New_Market,_Virginia

New Market, Virginia

New Market is a town in Shenandoah County, Virginia, United States. The population was 1,637 at the 2000 census. New Market is home to the Rebels of the Valley Baseball League, and the New Market Shockers of the Rockingham County Baseball League.

History

On May 15, 1864, New Market was the site of the Battle of New Market - a battle in the Valley Campaigns of 1864 in the American Civil War. Students from the Virginia Military Institute fought alongside the Confederate Army and forced Union General Franz Sigel and his army out of the Shenandoah Valley.

Geography

New Market is located at (38.644472, -78.673403).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.2 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,637 people, 737 households, and 431 families residing in the town. The population density was 819.6 people per square mile (316.0/km²). There were 808 housing units at an average density of 404.6/sq mi (156.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 93.77% White, 1.10% African American, 0.67% Asian, 3.97% from other races, and 0.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.96% of the population.

There were 737 households out of which 22.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.5% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.4% were non-families. 36.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.72.

In the town the population was spread out with 18.4% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 21.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 89.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,365, and the median income for a family was $48,036. Males had a median income of $29,750 versus $23,462 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,480. About 7.6% of families and 12.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.3% of those under age 18 and 12.3% of those age 65 or over.

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