Honaker, Virginia

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Honaker is a town in Russell County, Virginia, United States. The population was 945 at the 2000 census.



Honaker was settled as early as 1772 when William Ferrill established a homesite in the area. During Dunmore's War of 1774 a fort, known as New Garden Fort, was established to protect the settlers from Indian raids.


Honaker is located at 37°1′1″N 81°58′25″W / 37.01694°N 81.97361°W / 37.01694; -81.97361 (37.017071, -81.973674)[3], in the Clinch River watershed.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.4 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 945 people, 392 households, and 270 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,729.0 people per square mile (663.4/km²). There were 445 housing units at an average density of 814.2/sq mi (312.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.52% White, 0.32% African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.53% from other races, and 0.21% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.06% of the population.

There were 392 households out of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.9% were non-families. 29.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 26.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 82.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 72.9 males.

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