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Culpeper is a town in Culpeper County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Lord Culpeper, colonial governor.

The latitude of Culpeper is 38.473N. The longitude is -77.996W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 413 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 10,442.


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Median household income
Local
$35,438
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Culpeper demographic reports
Culpeper is in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Former and merged names include:
· Fairfax
At age 17, George Washington was hired as the official county surveyor.

Early center of anti-British sentiment before the Revolution. The Culpeper Minute Men organized in 1775, participating in the Battle of Great Bridge, the first Revolutionary battle on Virginia soil.

Scene of several Civil War battles. Both Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee made their headquarters here at different times during the war

Well-known residents have included:
· Eppa Rixey, baseball player
Local festivals include:
  • Culpeper Days - May 5, 2007
  • Culpeper Remembrance Days - March 30-April 1, 2007
Dates often change. Check Culpeper web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Museum of Culpeper History, Germanna Historic Site
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Culpeper demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Culpeper County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Washington area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 22701 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

11% of Culpeper residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Culpeper ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Culpeper was $16,842, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

16% of Culpeper residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Culpeper include Culpeper Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Culpeper, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $481.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $906.


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Libraries in Culpeper include Culpeper County Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Culpeper include Culpeper Citizen, Culpeper Star Exponent

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Culpeper County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Culpeper political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Culpeper workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

Travel

Hotels in Culpeper include Comfort Inn, Holiday Inn Culpeper, Red Carpet Inn Culpeper, Super 8.

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