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Grottoes is a town in Rockingham County, in the Harrisonburg metro area.

The community was named for nearby limestone caverns

The latitude of Grottoes is 38.267N. The longitude is -78.826W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,112 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,102.


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Median household income
Local
$38,618
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Grottoes demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Mount Vernon Forge
· Shendun
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 2. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.9 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Grand Caverns Bluegrass Festival - Sept. 7-9, 2007
Dates often change. Check Grottoes web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Shenandoah National Park

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Ancestry & family history

28% of Grottoes residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Grottoes ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Grottoes was $17,195, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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10% of Grottoes residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Grottoes, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $356.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $848.


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Libraries in Grottoes include Grottoes Community Library ... View libraries

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

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The average commute time for Grottoes workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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