St. Paul, Virginia

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St. Paul, Virginia
St. Paul National Bank building
St. Paul National Bank building
Location of St. Paul, Virginia
Location of St. Paul, Virginia
Coordinates: 36°54′20″N 82°18′37″W / 36.90556°N 82.31028°W / 36.90556; -82.31028Coordinates: 36°54′20″N 82°18′37″W / 36.90556°N 82.31028°W / 36.90556; -82.31028
CountryUnited States
StateVirginia
CountiesWise, Russell
Area
 • Total1.42 sq mi (3.69 km2)
 • Land1.38 sq mi (3.58 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.11 km2)
Elevation
1,503 ft (458 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total970
 • Estimate 
(2018)[2]
873
 • Density632.15/sq mi (244.00/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
FIPS code51-69936[3]
GNIS feature ID1473855[4]
Website[1]

St. Paul is a town in Russell and Wise counties in the U.S. state of Virginia. The population was 970 at the 2010 census. Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center, which powers 150,000 homes, is located in St. Paul.

History[edit]

The St. Paul Historic District and Virginia City Church are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[5][6]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²), of which, 1.0 square miles (2.5 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (3.92%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920574
193071624.7%
19407464.2%
19501,01435.9%
19601,15614.0%
1970948−18.0%
19809732.6%
19901,0073.5%
20001,000−0.7%
2010970−3.0%
Est. 2018873[2]−10.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

At the 2000 census there were 1,000 people, 464 households, and 302 families living in the town. The population density was 1,023.2 people per square mile (394.0/km²). There were 496 housing units at an average density of 507.5 per square mile (195.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.70% White, 1.80% African American, 0.60% Native American, 0.50% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 1.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.50%.[3]

Of the 464 households 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.5% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.9% were non-families. 33.4% of households were one person and 17.7% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.72.

The age distribution was 21.6% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 24.1% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 19.6% 65 or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 82.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.1 males.

The median household income was $24,833 and the median family income was $39,125. Males had a median income of $31,563 versus $25,313 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,735. About 15.1% of families and 19.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.4% of those under age 18 and 15.2% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

St. Paul is home to one public school, St. Paul Elementary School. The school features unique programs such as the Wetlands Estonoa Project.

Attractions[edit]

Natural and outdoor recreation[edit]

Historical[edit]

  • Railroad Museum

Festivals and celebrations[edit]

Periodicals[edit]

St. Paul is home to an online newspaper, the Clinch Valley Times.

Notable people[edit]

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 "U.S. Census website". 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. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  6. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 6/06/11 through 6/10/11. National Park Service. 2011-06-17.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "Draw My Life". YouTube. Boogie2988. Retrieved 2 February 2019.

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