Alleghany County VA Information


Alleghany County Subdivisions

Alleghany County VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 16,095
Daytime Population: Workers 6,794
Daytime Population: Residents 9,810
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 16,604
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.03
Population in Households 15,814
Population in Familes 12,827
Population in Group Qrtrs 281
Population Density2 36
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $45,455
Average Household Income $57,627
Per Capita Income $24,466


Total Housing Units 8,074 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,065 (62.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,692 (21.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,317 (16.3%)
Median Home Value $121,314
Average Home Value $154,403


Total Households 6,757
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 4,473
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.13% -0.46%
Households -0.27% -0.55%
Families -0.43% -0.66%
Median Household Income   1.83%
Per Capita Income   2.4%


Alleghany County VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alleghany County to the other 133 counties / independent cities and county equivalents in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 94 30th
Population Density # 118 12th
Diversity Index # 114 15th
Median Household Income # 81 40th
Per Capita Income # 79 41st

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