Low Moor, Virginia

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Low Moor, Virginia
Location of Low Moor, Virginia
Location of Low Moor, Virginia
Coordinates: 37°47′32″N 79°52′36″W / 37.79222°N 79.87667°W / 37.79222; -79.87667Coordinates: 37°47′32″N 79°52′36″W / 37.79222°N 79.87667°W / 37.79222; -79.87667
CountryUnited States
 • Total0.8 sq mi (2.2 km2)
 • Land0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
1,122 ft (342 m)
 • Total258
 • Density320/sq mi (120/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)540
FIPS code51-47352[1]
GNIS feature ID1493232[2]

Low Moor is a census-designated place (CDP) in Alleghany County, Virginia. The population was 258 at the 2010 census.


Low Moor was the birthplace of World War II Medal of Honor recipient Jimmie Monteith, for whom Camp Monteith, located in Kosovo, was named.

It is also home to Alleghany Regional Hospital.


Low Moor is located at 37°47′32″N 79°52′36″W / 37.79222°N 79.87667°W / 37.79222; -79.87667 (37.792094, −79.876604),[3] off of Interstate 64, between Covington and Clifton Forge.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2), of which, 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2) of it (2.41%) is water.

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As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 367 people, 150 households, and 106 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 450.4 people per square mile (174.9/km2). There were 161 housing units at an average density of 197.6/sq mi (76.7/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.64% White, 3.81% African American, 0.27% Native American, and 0.27% from two or more races.

There were 150 households, out of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.0% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.3% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 22.1% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 18.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 103.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.5 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $40,083, and the median income for a family was $41,406. Males had a median income of $29,531 versus $31,750 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $18,982. About 6.6% of families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 15.5% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.

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