Crozet, Virginia

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Crozet is a census-designated place (CDP) in Albemarle County in the U.S. state of Virginia. It is situated along the I-64 corridor approximately 12 miles (19 km) west of Charlottesville and 21 miles (34 km) east of Staunton. Originally called "Wayland's Crossing", it was renamed in 1870 in honor of Colonel Claudius Crozet, the French-born civil engineer who directed the construction of the Blue Ridge Tunnel. The population was 2,820 at the 2000 census.

Crozet is part of the Charlottesville Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Crozet is located at 38°4′12″N 78°42′6″W / 38.07°N 78.70167°W / 38.07; -78.70167 (38.069922, -78.701576)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 9.7 km² (3.7 mi²), all land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,820 people, 995 households, and 757 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 755.7 people per square mile (291.9/km²). There were 1,041 housing units at an average density of 279.0/sq mi (107.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 91.91% White, 5.89% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.60% Asian, 0.35% from other races, and 1.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.60% of the population.

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