Nokesville, Virginia

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Nokesville is a census-designated place (CDP) in Prince William County, Virginia, United States. The population was 1,236 at the 2000 census.



Nokesville is the center of a farming community with cattle and dairy farms; it became a town and intermediate stop on the Orange & Alexandria Railway in 1865. In the late 19th century–early 20th century, Nokesville was the location of a religious movement called the German Baptist Brethren, which became known as the Church of the Brethren. In the 1950s, it was cut off from passenger trains and remains a rural community today.


Nokesville is located at 38°41′54″N 77°34′25″W / 38.69833°N 77.57361°W / 38.69833; -77.57361 (38.698350, -77.573656)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 9.5 square miles (24.5 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,236 people, 439 households, and 363 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 130.5 people per square mile (50.4/km²). There were 462 housing units at an average density of 48.8/sq mi (18.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 94.09% White, 3.72% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.49% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.16% from other races, and 1.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.70% of the population.

There were 439 households out of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.9% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.1% were non-families. 14.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.09.

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