Timberville, Virginia

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Timberville, Virginia
Main Street in Timberville
Main Street in Timberville
Timberville, Virginia is located in Virginia
Timberville, Virginia
Timberville, Virginia
Location within the state of Virginia
Coordinates: 38°38′3″N 78°46′35″W / 38.63417°N 78.77639°W / 38.63417; -78.77639Coordinates: 38°38′3″N 78°46′35″W / 38.63417°N 78.77639°W / 38.63417; -78.77639
CountryUnited States
StateVirginia
CountyRockingham
Incorporated1884
Area
 • Total1.30 sq mi (3.37 km2)
 • Land1.28 sq mi (3.32 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation
1,020 ft (310 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total2,522
 • Estimate 
(2018)[2]
2,678
 • Density2,090.55/sq mi (807.02/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
22853
Area code(s)540
FIPS code51-78736[3]
GNIS feature ID1500227[4]
Websitewww.townoftimberville.com

Timberville is a town in Rockingham County, Virginia, United States. The population was 2,522 at the 2010 census, which was a significant increase from the 1,739 reported in the 2000 census. It is part of the Harrisonburg Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

The earliest white settlers of Timberville were mostly Pennsylvania Dutch who migrated to the Shenandoah Valley.[5]

Geography[edit]

Timberville is located at 38°38′3″N 78°46′35″W / 38.63417°N 78.77639°W / 38.63417; -78.77639 (38.634273, −78.776422).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km²), all of which is land.

View south along SR 42 in Timberville

Transportation[edit]

The primary roads providing access to Timberville are Virginia State Route 42 and Virginia State Route 211. SR 42 heads north and south, connecting to Virginia State Route 259 in Broadway to the south. To the north, SR 42 heads mostly through rural areas of southwestern Shenandoah County. SR 211 heads east from Timberville, connecting to Interstate 81 and U.S. Route 211 in New Market.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880112
1900173
191024038.7%
192027715.4%
19303029.0%
1940253−16.2%
19502717.1%
196041252.0%
1970959132.8%
19801,51057.5%
19901,5965.7%
20001,7399.0%
20102,52245.0%
Est. 20182,678[2]6.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[3] of 2000, 1,739 people, 735 households, and 465 families resided in the town. The population density was 1,968.1 per square mile (763.0/km²). There were 770 housing units at an average density of 871.5 per square mile (337.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.35% White, 0.17% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 1.21% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.31% of the population. 30% of Timberville's residents were German, 11% English, 8% Irish, 3% Mexican, and 2% Dutch. Scotch-Irish, Italians, Russians, Scottish, French, Swiss, Polish, French Canadians and Yugoslavians each constituted 1% of the population.[8]

There were 735 households out of which 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.8% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.7% were non-families. 32.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the town, the population was spread out with 22.0% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 21.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $33,750, and the median income for a family was $41,417. Males had a median income of $27,230 versus $19,099 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,450. About 7.2% of families and 10.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.8% of those under age 18 and 17.7% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Feb 16, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "TOWN OF TIMBERVILLE and TIMBERVILLE GROWTH AREA COMPREHENSIVE PLAN" (PDF). Town of Timberville. Retrieved 2019-05-25.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "Timberville, VA, Ancestry & Family History". Epodunk.com. Retrieved 2015-04-20.