Alleghany County VA Information


Alleghany County Subdivisions

Alleghany County VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 15,864
Population in Households 15,583
Population in Familes 12,737
Population in Group Qrtrs 281
Population Density1 36
Diversity Index2 17


Median Household Income $47,165
Average Household Income $59,061
Per Capita Income $25,199


Total Housing Units 8,074 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,958 (61.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,736 (21.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,380 (17.1%)
Median Home Value $125,653
Average Home Value $160,836


Total Households 6,694
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 4,430
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 -0.29% -0.5%
Households -0.35% -0.55%
Families -0.5% -0.66%
Median Household Income   2.52%
Per Capita Income   2.9%


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, 2018 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 # 97 28th
Population Density # 118 12th
Diversity Index # 114 15th
Median Household Income # 82 39th
Per Capita Income # 79 41st

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