Massanutten, Virginia

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Massanutten is a census-designated place (CDP) in Rockingham County, Virginia, United States, built around a ski resort. The population was 1,945 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Harrisonburg Metropolitan Statistical Area



Massanutten is located at 38°24′16″N 78°44′24″W / 38.40444°N 78.74°W / 38.40444; -78.74 (38.404566, -78.740120)[3]. It lies within a valley at the southern end of Massanutten Mountain.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 14.3 square miles (37.1 km²), all of it land.


The first European-American to settle permanently in the area was Adam Miller (Mueller) (1703-1783), a native of Germany who arrived in 1726 and made his homestead near present-day Elkton.

At the 2000 census[1], there were 1,945 people, 751 households and 582 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 135.7 per square mile (52.4/km²). There were 1,051 housing units at an average density of 73.3/sq mi (28.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.12% White, 2.06% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.67% Asian, 0.51% from other races, and 1.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.49% of the population.

There were 751 households which 35.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.6% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.4% were non-families. 16.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 2.91.

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