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Charlottesville is an independent city.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Princess Charlotte, wife of George III.

The latitude of Charlottesville is 38.029N. The longitude is -78.476W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 466 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 45,049.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$31,007
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Charlottesville demographic reports
Charlottesville is on the Rivanna River, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Thomas Jefferson's father was among the first men to settle here; James Madison also moved here.
Public transportation: Charlottesville Transit Service (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 303. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 6.8 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 1 in the state, June 2001, in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index

Ranked No. 1 among small cities in the ePodunk College Town Index, 2002

The National Trust for Historic Preservation listed the community as one of its Dozen Distinctive Destinations in 2007.
Filming location for:
· 1991 movie, "True Colors"
· 1995 movie, "Major Payne"
· 2007 movie, "Evan Almighty"
Well-known residents have included:
· Presidents Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and James Monroe
· Explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
· Rob Lowe, actor
· Billy Campbell, actor
Local bands (past and present) have included Dave Matthews Band
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread, Mudhouse, Starbucks, Greenberry's Coffee & Tea
Local festivals include:
  • Virginia Film Festival - Nobember 1-4, 2007
  • Festival of the Photograph - June 7-9, 2007
  • Charlottesville Vegetarian Festival - Sept. 29, 2007
  • Festival of Cultures - May 12, 2007
Dates often change. Check Charlottesville web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Monticello, Bayly Art Museum, Albemarle County Historical Society, Ash Lawn-Highland, Virginia Discovery Museum
Colleges and universities: University of Virginia
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 122
Quotes:
Thickly planted with trees, Charlottesville in its natural bowl appears as an immense many pavilioned garden.
-- WPA Guide to Virginia, 1940

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Charlottesville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Charlottesville City economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 22902 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

12% of Charlottesville residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Charlottesville ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Charlottesville was $16,973, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

41% of Charlottesville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Charlottesville include Albemarle County Courthouse Historic District, Ridge Street Historic District, Rugby Road-University Corner Historic District, University of Virginia Historic District, Wertland Street Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Charlottesville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $517.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $966.


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Libraries in Charlottesville include Gordon Avenue Library, Jefferson-Madison Regional Library, Northside Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Charlottesville include Charlottesville Daily Progress

TV stations in Charlottesville include WHTJ, WVIR.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WVTU., WVTW.

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

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Charlottesville restaurants taking online reservations include Fuel Co., The Melting Pot - Charlottesville ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Charlottesville workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Charlottesville between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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~ WPA Guide to Virginia, 1940

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