White Stone, Virginia

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White Stone is a town in Lancaster County, Virginia, United States. The population was 358 at the 2000 census. The name "White Stone" refers to the accumulations of white stones in the area's waterways. The stones were dumped there in the colonial era by British ships that dumped their stone ballast to make room took for cargo like tobacco to carry back to England.

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Geography

White Stone is located at 37°38′43″N 76°23′28″W / 37.64528°N 76.39111°W / 37.64528; -76.39111 (37.645182, -76.391242)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 358 people, 163 households, and 101 families residing in the town. The population density was 362.1 people per square mile (139.6/km²). There were 187 housing units at an average density of 189.2/sq mi (72.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 86.31% White, 10.34% African American, 2.23% Asian, 0.28% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.84% of the population.

There were 163 households out of which 27.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.0% were non-families. 32.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.73.

In the town the population was spread out with 19.8% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64, and 21.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 88.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $28,125, and the median income for a family was $31,875. Males had a median income of $31,500 versus $22,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,835. About 6.7% of families and 13.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.7% of those under age 18 and 20.3% of those age 65 or over.

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