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New Market, Virginia
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.
New Market is located at 38°38'40" North, 78°40'24" West (38.644472, -78.673403).
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 1,637 people, 737 households, and 431 families residing in the town. The population density is 316.0/km² (819.6/mi²). There are 808 housing units at an average density of 156.0/km² (404.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 93.77% White, 1.10% African American, 0.00% Native American, 0.67% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 3.97% from other races, and 0.49% from two or more races. 6.96% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 737 households out of which 22.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.5% are married couples living together, 10.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 41.4% are non-families. 36.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 18.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.13 and the average family size is 2.72.
In the town the population is 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 are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 43 years. For every 100 females there are 89.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.4 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $32,365, and the median income for a family is $48,036. Males have a median income of $29,750 versus $23,462 for females. The per capita income for the town is $20,480. 12.0% of the population and 7.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 11.3% of those under the age of 18 and 12.3% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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