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"Canoe Capital of Virginia"
Front Royal is a town in Warren County, in the Washington-Arlington metro area.
It is the county seat.
One tradition says the community name combines the sentry command "Front" and the password "Royal." Another says British officers, when drilling their troops near a large oak tree, would command, "Front the Royal Oak"
The latitude of Front Royal is 38.918N. The longitude is -78.194W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 568 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 14,160.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Front Royal demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Warren 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 22630 ZIP code.
15% of Front Royal residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Front Royal ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Front Royal was $17,901, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Front Royal residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Front Royal include Front Royal Recreational Park Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Front Royal, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $433. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $877.
Libraries in Front Royal include Samuels Public Library ... View libraries
Warren County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Front Royal political report.
The average commute time for Front Royal workers is 35 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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