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Short Pump, Virginia
The village of Short Pump, located at the intersection of Three Chopt Road, Richmond Turnpike and Pouncey Tract Road, was named for the short handled pump beneath the porch of a tavern located there. This area was on the principal route between Richmond and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Thomas Jefferson, Earl Cornwallis, the Marquis De Lafayette, General Peter Muhlenberg, Stonewall Jackson, and Ulric Dahlgren were some of the major people in American history that visited this area.
Short Pump has greatly increased population in recent years, due to its proximity to Richmond . It has now become part of Richmond's Far West End . In 2003, developers opened Short Pump Town Center , a 1,200,000-square-foot (111,000 m 2 ) open air shopping mall .
It is located in near many shopping centers, fast-food and upscale restaurants. There is also a skating rink, bowling alley and many neighborhoods under development. There are also nine nearby schools: Short Pump Elementary School , Nuckols Farm Elementary School , Gayton Elementary School , Colonial Trail Elementary School Twin Hickory Elementary School , Holman Middle School , Pocahontas Middle School , Short Pump Middle School , Godwin High School and Deep Run High School .
Short Pump is located at 37°39'43?N 77°37'36?W ? / ? 37.66194°N 77.62667°W ? / 37.66194; -77.62667 (37.661809, -77.626635) [ 3 ] .
According to the United States Census Bureau , the CDP has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.2 km²), of which, 2.4 square miles (6.1 km²) of it is land and 0.42% is water.
As of the census [ 1 ] of 2000, there were 182 people, 69 households, and 44 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 76.7 people per square mile (29.6/km²). There were 77 housing units at an average density of 32.5/sq mi (12.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 91.76% White , 4.40% from other races , and 3.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.79% of the population.
There were 69 households out of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.2% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.2% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.30.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 33.5% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 106.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.8 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $60,531, and the median income for a family was $36,375. Males had a median income of $28,155 versus $26,250 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $36,804. None of the population or families were below the poverty line .
[ edit ] Attractions
There is a lot going on presently in Short Pump and it is under constant construction. Recently constructed West Broad Village contains multiple places to eat, shop and play. The new village contains stores such as REI, Home Goods, Whole Foods, Trader Joes, and many more. Some of the restaurants include Kona Grill, Mimis Café, Jimmy Johns, McCormick and Schmick's.
Down Broad Street from West Broad Village is Bowl America, located off of Pouncey Tract, Regal Cinemas Short Pump, a fourteen theater movie theater and SkateNation Plus.
Located in Short Pump Town Center, The Funny Bone Comedy Club features a well-known comedian once a month along with local acts, improv nights, open mic nights, and other special events. Also in Short Pump Town Center are several upscale restaurants and stores including Firebirds, Maggiano's, Cheese Cake Factory, Nordstrom, Pottery Barn, Crate and Barrel.