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Culpeper, VA


Culpeper, VA

Culpeper is an incorporated town in Culpeper County, Virginia, United States. It is the county seat of Culpeper County. Culpeper is part of the Culpeper Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Culpeper County. Both the Town of Culpeper and Culpeper County are part of the greater Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area.
Culpeper is located at 38°28'19"N 77°59'57"W.

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

Culpeper began to grow dramatically in the 1980s, becoming a "bedroom community" of the more densely populated Northern Virginia and its Washington, DC, suburbs, where a growing number of residents of the town and county of Culpeper once lived and continue to work.

Old Buildings The town's population included 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 were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 87.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.9 males.

Culpeper is served by U.S. Route 29, U.S. Route 15, and U.S. Route 522 as well as state primary routes 229, 299, and 3. Interstate 95 is accessible via 3 east to Fredericksburg, Interstate 64 is accessible via U.S. Route 29 south to Charlottesville and U.S. Route 15 south in Zion Crossroads, Interstate 66 is accessible via U.S. Route 29 north, Interstate 81 is accessible via U.S. Route 522 north in Winchester.

Amtrak operates a station in Culpeper, station code CLP. This station is served by the Cardinal, Northeast Regional and Crescent trains daily.

The town of Culpeper is also serviced by Virginia Regional Transit. Virginia Regional Transit operates three buses in town—one on a northern loop, one on a southern loop, and one for disabled individuals.
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Demographics

As of the 2010 Census the racial makeup of the town was 61.5% White, 21.9% Black, 0.6% Native American, 2.1% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, and 4.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 17.0% of the population.

The town's population included 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 were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 87.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was at a time $35,438, and the median income for a family was $41,894 but due to the economic downturn this has changed. Males had a median income of $28,658 versus $25,252 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,842. About 23.0% of families and 26.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 40.8% of those under age 18 and 22.1% of those age 65 or over.
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Population

Total Population 15,381
Population Density 2,286 Persons/Sq. Mile
Female Population 8,017
Male Population 7,364
Population Change since 1990 ↑ 77% Increase
Population Change since 2000 ↑ 60% Increase
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Colleges

Nearest 2-Year Public College Germanna Community College
Distance 14 miles
Nearest 4-Year Public College Germanna Community College
Distance 31 miles
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Households & Income

Total Number of Households 6,780
Family Households 4,456
Average Family Size 2.72
Average Household Income $52,240
Median Household Income $44,774
Income Change since 1990 ↑ 60% Increase
Income Change since 2000 ↑ 22% Increase
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Crime Rates Compared to National Average

The National Average is designated 1.0 - A value of 2.0 represents twice as much risk while a value of 0.5 represents half as much risk.

Total Crime Risk 0.75
Crime Risk (County) 0.54
Personal Crime Risk (County) 0.51
Murder Crime Risk (County) 0.99
Rape Crime Risk (County) 0.71
Robbery Crime Risk (County) 0.29
Assault Crime Risk (County) 0.57
Property Crime Risk (County) 0.44
Burglary Crime Risk (County) 0.31
Larceny Crime Risk (County) 0.59
Motor Vehicle Theft Risk (County) 0.23
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Climate

Average July High Temperature 89.6 °F
Average January Low Temperature 24.9 °F
Annual Precipitation 45.2 inches
Air Pollution Index 87% of National Average
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Miscellaneous

Sales Tax Rate 5.00%
Nearest Airport Charlottesville-albemarle
Distance 34 miles
Nearest Major Sports Team Potomac Nationals (a)
Distance 37 miles
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The Outdoors

Amtrak Station in Culpeper Amtrak operates a station in Culpeper, station code CLP. This station is served by the Cardinal, Northeast Regional and Crescent trains daily.
The town of Culpeper is also serviced by Virginia Regional Transit. Virginia Regional Transit operates three buses in town—one on a northern loop, one on a southern loop, and one for disabled individuals.

Located in one of the most charming, historic and welcoming regions of Virginia, Culpeper can be found just over one hour south of Washington, DC. This energetic small town offers an abundance of charm. For those who love shopping, Culpeper has several book stores, antique and vintage shopping, wine shops and excellent restaurants to choose from.

Surrounding the town you will discover the peace and tranquility of the countryside. Located in the Piedmont river valley amid the Rappahannock and Rapidan Rivers, Culpeper remains a lively remembrance of the agrarian culture and society from Colonial times through the Civil War. Residents here enjoy the nearby mountains and miles of croplands, orchards and grazing livestock. Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy hiking the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains, visiting numerous wineries, craft and antique shops.

Home buyers can find many Victorian and Colonial homes for sale in Culpeper, Virginia. In fact, Main Street Culpeper is known for having beautiful and historic Victorian mansions. The outstanding quality of life combined with the friendly atmosphere of a small town set in a beautiful natural environment make this small Virginia town a winner!