Alleghany County VA Information


Alleghany County Subdivisions

Alleghany County VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2023)


Total Population 14,890 (100%)
Population in Households 14,594 (98.0%)
Population in Families 11,791 (79.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 296 ( 2.0%)
Population Density 33
Diversity Index2 20


Median Household Income $50,407
Average Household Income $70,232
% of Income for Mortgage4 16%
Per Capita Income $31,223
Wealth Index5 60
Socioeconomic Status Index6 Moderate (50.0)


Total HU (Housing Units) 7,890 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,172 (65.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,441 (18.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,277 (16.2%)
Median Home Value $133,156
Average Home Value $169,354
Housing Affordability Index3 156


Total Households 6,613
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 4,262
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.
  6. The Socioeconomic Index ranges from zero (lowest relative status) to 100 (highest relative status). This measure quantifies disparities in social position of an area's inhabitants and is built from a broad range of demographic, housing, and socioeconomic inputs. More information on this measure can be found in Esri's SEI tutorial.


2020-2023 2023-2028
Population -0.68% -0.53%
Households -0.40% -0.25%
Families   -0.42%
Median Household Income   2.00%
Per Capita Income   2.92%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.02%


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, 2023 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 # 100 26th
Population Density # 118 12th
Median Household Income # 98 27th
Housing Affordability Index # 121 91st
Per Capita Income # 87 35th
Diversity Index # 117 13th

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