Demographics of Culpeper County
We looked at the demographics of Culpeper County in order to better understand the county that our case took place in. We looked at five demographic areas: Income, Education, Religion, Race, and Political Alignment. To have a reference point, we compared Culpeper to Virginia.
Population and Income
In 2010, Virginia had a population of 8,001,024, with an average income of $61,406. Culpeper county had a population of 46,691, with an average income of $65,132.
This data is taken of people 25 years old and older in 2010. The education rates in Culpeper are similar to Virginia, but has some noticeable differences. Culpeper has a higher rate of Less Than High School and High School Graduate; in fact, High School Graduate is the highest percentage of education level reached in Culpeper county.
These are the main religions present in Culpeper County. The amount of people participating in these religions are similar in both Culpeper and Virginia. There are probably more religions throughout the entirety of Virginia, which explains why there is a significant difference in the “other” category of religion.
This data reflects the racial makeup of Culpeper County and Virginia. There is little deviation between Culpeper and Virginia, but there is a higher percentage of Asian people throughout all of Virginia.
These are the results of the 2008 Presidential election. There was not a significant amount of votes of other major parties (significant meaning over 5%). Culpeper had many more Republican votes than Democratic, whereas Virginia leaned more Democratic.
After looking at the data above, we cannot conclude that the demographics of Culpeper County account for the censorship of the unabridged version of The Diary of Anne Frank. While the data shows that Culpeper is slightly more white and conservative, we do not believe that just these factors play into the censorship. The information collected on Religion is not enough for an accurate conclusion to be drawn, even more so since we do not know who the complainant was and what viewpoints they had behind their complaint.
All data was collected from socialexplorer.com