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There were 9,305 households, out of which 29.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.80% were married couples living together, 10.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.70% were non-families. 24.40% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.91.
In the county, the population was spread out, with 23.00% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 28.30% from 25 to 44, 25.30% from 45 to 64, and 15.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 96.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.40 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $33,359, and the median income for a family was $39,005. Males had a median income of $27,199 versus $19,821 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,321. About 10.10% of families and 12.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.00% of those under age 18 and 14.70% of those age 65 or over.
Floyd Wilson Baker (October 10, 1916 - November 17, 2004) was a third baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the St. Louis Browns (1943-1944), Chicago White Sox (1945-1951), Washington Senators, (1952-1953), Boston Red Sox (1953-1954) and Philadelphia Phillies (1954-1955).
William Randolph Barbee (January 17, 1818 - June 16, 1868) was an American sculptor recognized for creating idealized, sentimental classical figures.
Herbert Barbee (October 8, 1848 - March 22, 1936) was an American sculptor.
Patrick Henry Brittan (September 21, 1815 - March 18, 1868) was quartermaster general of Alabama (1857-59) and 10th Secretary of State for Alabama (1860-65).
Wayne Comer (born February 3, 1944) is a former Major League Baseball player.
Charles Frederick Crisp (January 29, 1845 - October 23, 1896) was a United States political figure. A Democrat, he was elected as a Congressman from Georgia in 1882, and served until his death in 1896. From 1890 until his death, he was leader of the Democratic Party in the House, as either the House Minority Leader or the Speaker of the House. He was also the father of Charles R. Crisp who also served in Congress.
Thomas Jordan (September 30, 1819 - November 27, 1895) was a Confederate general and major operative in the network of Confederate spies during the American Civil War. A West Point graduate and career soldier in the armies of three nations, he fought in numerous wars and rebellions in the United States, Mexico, and Cuba. Jordan was also a newspaper editor and author.
Donald Edward Keyhoe (June 20, 1897 - November 29, 1988) was an American Marine Corps naval aviator, writer of many aviation articles and stories in a variety of leading publications, and manager of the promotional tours of aviation pioneers, especially of Charles Lindbergh.
Robert Franklin Leedy (July 28, 1863 - January 12, 1924) was a lawyer, soldier, and Virginia state legislator.
William Milnes Jr. (December 8, 1827 - August 14, 1889) was a nineteenth-century congressman and industrialist from Virginia and Pennsylvania.
George Quaintance (June 3, 1902 - November 8, 1957) was an artist from Page County, Virginia.
Kenneth R. Plum (November 3, 1941 - ) is a member of the Virginia House of Delegates.
Bethany Veney (c. 1813 - November 16, 1916), also known as Aunt Betty, was an African-American slave. Her autobiography was published 1889.
William Overall Yager (April 3, 1833 - 1904) was, during the American Civil War, the commanding officer of the 1st Texas Cavalry, and, in postwar years, member of the Virginia House of Delegates and the Senate of Virginia, Superintendent of Schools, and Treasurer for Page County, Virginia.
Since 1940, Page County has been a stronghold for the Republican Party in presidential elections.