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Figure 3. Population in thousands of Shenandoah Valley Virginia Counties and Independent Cities (1860-2020)

Statistics computed from federal census data. Projection from the Virginia Statistical Abstract 1989. City statistics were grouped with the county in the 1800s.

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County
Independent City
               1860 1900 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2020
Augusta        27.7 32.3 34.1 37.3 44.2 47.5  54.6  64.2
Clarke          7.1  7.9  7.0  7.9  8.1  9.9  12.1  13.3
Frederick      16.6 13.2 17.5 21.9 28.8 34.1  45.7  56.4
Highland        4.3  5.6  4.0  3.2  2.5  2.9   2.6   3.8
Page            8.1 13.7 15.1 15.5 16.5 19.4  21.6  25.0
Rockingham     23.4 33.5 35.0 40.4 47.8 52.0  57.4  73.4
Shenandoah     13.9 20.2 21.1 21.8 22.8 27.5  31.6  37.9
Warren          6.5  8.8 14.8 14.6 15.3 21.2  26.1  30.7
Harrisonburg    --   --  10.8 11.9 14.6 24.6  30.7  37.1
Staunton        --   7.2 19.9 22.2 24.5 24.7  24.4  26.2
Waynesboro      --   --  12.3 15.6 16.7 18.5  18.5  18.3
Winchester      --   5.1 13.8 15.1 14.6 20.2  21.9  24.6
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1860   1900   1950    1960   1970   1980   1990   2020
Total Shenandoah Valley
107.6  148.0  205.9   227.9  256.8  303.0  347.7  410.9
Total Virginia
1,219  1,854  3,318   3,966  4,648  5,346  6,187  7,807
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