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Alleghany County, Virginia (VA)

County population in 2016: 16,113 (48% urban, 52% rural); it was 12,926 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,841
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,508
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,367
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,542 (it was 782 in 2000)
% of renters here:

15%
State:

33%

Land area: 445 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 36 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Alleghany County: 84.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (17.2%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (14.5%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (14.5%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (12.4%), Construction (11.0%), Manufacturing (10.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 63%
  • Government: 12%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 25%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Alleghany County, Virginia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (91.7%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (5.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
Median resident age:  48.5 years
Virginia median age:  38.2 years
Males: 7,881  (48.9%)
Females: 8,232  (51.1%)
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Alleghany County,VA real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Alleghany County:

2.0 people
Virginia:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $46,890 ($38,545 in 1999)

This county:

$46,890
Virginia:

$68,114

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $427 (lower quartile is $333, upper quartile is $559)
This county:

$427
State:

$981


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $118,502 (it was $73,900 in 2000)
Alleghany:

$118,502
Virginia:

$264,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $76,318 - $182,959
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $925
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $344

Institutionalized population: 244

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 3
  • Burglaries: 22
  • Thefts: 46
  • Auto thefts: 5

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 11
  • Burglaries: 25
  • Thefts: 71
  • Auto thefts: 6
Alleghany County, VA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 21 buildings, average cost: $116,500
  • 2008: 23 buildings, average cost: $150,100
  • 2009: 13 buildings, average cost: $129,800
  • 2010: 17 buildings, average cost: $108,000
  • 2011: 10 buildings, average cost: $149,900
  • 2012: 15 buildings, average cost: $148,200
  • 2013: 16 buildings, average cost: $156,500
  • 2014: 17 buildings, average cost: $154,600
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $890 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $821 (0.7%)

Alleghany County household income distribution in 2013 Alleghany County home values distribution in 2013 Alleghany County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 17.6%
Alleghany County:

17.6%
Virginia:

11.0%
(15.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.7% for Black residents, 41.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 31.3% for other race residents, 65.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 48.5 years old
(Males: 47.0 years old, Females: 49.5 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49.2 years old, Black residents: 40.0 years old, American Indian residents: 74.9 years old, Asian residents: 62.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 30.6 years old, Other race residents: 26.5 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Alleghany County is $402 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $483 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $587 a month.

Cities in this county include: Covington, Clifton Forge, Selma, Iron Gate, Low Moor, Callaghan.

Alleghany County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Neighboring counties: Johnson County, Illinois , Summers County, West Virginia , Posey County, Indiana , Saline County, Illinois , St. Clair County, Missouri , Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.8%
Virginia:

4.1%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 382
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 216 (37.8% naturalized citizens)

Alleghany County:

1.3%
Whole state:

12.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Alleghany County population
  • 222010 or later
  • 952000 to 2009
  • 151990 to 1999
  • 41980 to 1989
  • 161970 to 1979
  • 52Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 57.2%

Alleghany County marital status for males Alleghany County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,726
  • One, attached: 52
  • Two: 165
  • 3 or 4: 114
  • 5 to 9: 116
  • 10 to 19: 99
  • 20 to 49: 67
  • 50 or more: 156
  • Mobile homes: 629

Housing units in Alleghany County with a mortgage: 2,548 (33 second mortgage, 366 home equity loan, 6 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,917

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

69.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Alleghany County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,90815
Mainline Protestant2,51222
Catholic1111
Black Protestant831
Other-1
None10,636-
Alleghany County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Alleghany County:

1.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.61 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

2.45 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Alleghany County:

5.51 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 9
This county:

5.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Alleghany County:

10.9%
Virginia:

9.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Alleghany County:

27.4%
State:

26.7%

Agriculture in Alleghany County:

Average size of farms: 163 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $9,839
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $49.25
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 85.62%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $10,147
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 17.62%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 3.29%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $35,575
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.06%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 12.09

Earthquake activity:

Alleghany County-area historical earthquake activity is near Virginia state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 218.4 miles away from Alleghany County center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 114.0 miles away from the county center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 257.3 miles away from the county center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 114.3 miles away from the county center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 118.3 miles away from Alleghany County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 271.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Virginia Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 01, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3359: October 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 3359, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Virginia Severe Storms and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: June 29, 2012 to July 01, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4072: July 27, 2012, FEMA Id: 4072, Natural disaster type: Storm, Wind
  • Virginia Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 18, 2009 to December 20, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1874: February 16, 2010, FEMA Id: 1874, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Virginia Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 23, 2006 to July 06, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1655: July 13, 2006, FEMA Id: 1655, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Virginia Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3240: September 12, 2005, FEMA Id: 3240, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Virginia Severe Storms and Flooding from the remnants of Hurricane Jeanne, Incident Period: September 27, 2004 to September 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1570: October 18, 2004, FEMA Id: 1570, Natural disaster type: Storm, Hurricane, Flood
  • Virginia Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 25, 2000 to January 30, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1318: February 28, 2000, FEMA Id: 1318, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Virginia Hurricane Fran, Incident Period: September 05, 1996 to September 23, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1135: September 06, 1996, FEMA Id: 1135, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Virginia Severe Flooding, Incident Period: January 19, 1996 to February 01, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1098: January 27, 1996, FEMA Id: 1098, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Virginia Blizzard, Incident Period: January 06, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1086: January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: 1086, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Alleghany County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Hurricanes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (35%)
  • Vietnam (9%)
  • Other Western Asia (7%)
  • Netherlands (6%)
  • France (6%)
  • Italy (5%)
  • Jamaica (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Alleghany County


  • American (35%)
  • German (10%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • English (8%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • European (2%)

Alleghany County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,279 (85.5%)
  • Carpooled: 547 (8.9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 19 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 59 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 21 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 81 (1.3%)
  • Worked at home: 156 (2.5%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Alleghany County, Virginia in 2000:

  • 110 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 95 people in nursing homes
  • 44 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children

People in group quarters in Alleghany County, Virginia in 2010:

  • 205 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 39 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 22 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 8 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 7 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $49,356.

4.41% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,496 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.41%
Virginia average:

9.34%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.00% relocated from other counties in Virginia ($19,385 average AGI)
1.41% relocated from other states ($19,111 average AGI)
Alleghany County:

1.41%
Virginia average:

3.74%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Covington city, VA  0.74% ($24,886 average AGI)
from Botetourt County, VA  0.47% ($20,929)
from Bath County, VA  0.45% ($29,630)


3.94% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,099 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.94%
Virginia average:

9.20%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.59% relocated to other counties in Virginia ($21,536 average AGI)
1.35% relocated to other states ($14,562 average AGI)
Alleghany County:

1.35%
Virginia average:

3.60%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Covington city, VA  0.59% ($24,600 average AGI)
to Roanoke County, VA  0.30% ($35,000)
to Botetourt County, VA  0.20% ($32,667)
to Bath County, VA  0.17% ($23,100)
to Rockbridge County, VA  0.17% ($40,800)
to Greenbrier County, WV  0.17% ($24,200)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.1

Births per 1000 population in Alleghany County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 14.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Alleghany County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.1

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Alleghany County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Alleghany County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Alleghany County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Alleghany County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Alleghany County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Alleghany County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Alleghany County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,727 (2,930 aged, 797 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 260 (7%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Alleghany County, Virginia in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (311)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (270)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (217)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (159)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (146)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (122)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (97)
  • Unspecified dementia (97)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (95)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (70)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 4%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.97
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 23,218
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 532
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 66,780

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,167
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,573
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6

Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 66

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 16,113
  • In family households: 12,695 (2,388 male householders, 1,940 female householders)
    3,431 spouses, 3,771 children (3,595 natural, 73 adopted, 98 stepchildren), 521 grandchildren, 36 brothers or sisters, 94 parents, 128 other relatives, 374 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,136 (1,055 male householders (820 living alone)), 1,533 female householders (1,392 living alone)), 543 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 297

Size of family households: 2,447 2-persons, 745 3-persons, 715 4-persons, 247 5-persons, 76 6-persons, 108 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,215 1-person, 310 2-persons, 46 3-persons, 13 4-persons.

1,880 married couples with children.
626 single-parent households (168 men, 458 women).

97.7% of residents of Alleghany speak English at home.
1.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 22% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (84% speak English very well, 16% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (9% speak English very well, 91% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $75,438,000 ($4,507 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,197,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $35,544,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $17,716,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $218,000
Federal grants: $20,109,000
Federal procurement contracts: $363,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,487,000 ($356,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $158,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,810,000
Federal Government insurance: $18,381,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 917
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,238
Here:

74 per 1000 residents
State:

40 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +15
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -167
Here -10 per 1000 residents
State +14 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Alleghany County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.38 millions of gallons per day (5% from ground, 95% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.5

Year house built in Alleghany County, Virginia Note: State values scaled to Alleghany County population
  • 112014 or later
  • 1302010 to 2013
  • 4742000 to 2009
  • 8401990 to 1999
  • 9241980 to 1989
  • 1,2911970 to 1979
  • 1,1251960 to 1969
  • 8751950 to 1959
  • 5841940 to 1949
  • 1,7811939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Alleghany County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Alleghany County, Virginia Note: State values scaled to Alleghany County population
  • 01 room
  • 122 rooms
  • 863 rooms
  • 2824 rooms
  • 1,2235 rooms
  • 1,4056 rooms
  • 8687 rooms
  • 8318 rooms
  • 6699+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Alleghany County, Virginia Note: State values scaled to Alleghany County population
  • 871 room
  • 212 rooms
  • 1873 rooms
  • 3104 rooms
  • 4245 rooms
  • 1396 rooms
  • 1387 rooms
  • 888 rooms
  • 909+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Alleghany County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Alleghany County, Virginia Note: State values scaled to Alleghany County population
  • 5no bedroom
  • 1031 bedroom
  • 1,0292 bedrooms
  • 3,1943 bedrooms
  • 8494 bedrooms
  • 1685+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Alleghany County, Virginia Note: State values scaled to Alleghany County population
  • 88no bedroom
  • 2211 bedroom
  • 6792 bedrooms
  • 3313 bedrooms
  • 1254 bedrooms
  • 465+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Alleghany County, Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Alleghany County in owner-occupied houses/condos Note: State values scaled to Alleghany County population
  • 160no vehicle
  • 1,3161 vehicle
  • 1,7782 vehicles
  • 1,2403 vehicles
  • 5494 vehicles
  • 3965+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Alleghany County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Alleghany County population
  • 252no vehicle
  • 6411 vehicle
  • 4712 vehicles
  • 553 vehicles
  • 254 vehicles
  • 455+ vehicles

90.2% of Alleghany County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 43% lived in Virginia.

Alleghany County:

90.2%
State average:

84.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 11,680
  • Other state: 4,112
  • Northeast: 611
  • Midwest: 479
  • South: 2,782
  • West: 225
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Alleghany County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 38.5%Electricity
  • 19.7%Utility gas
  • 17.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 16.0%Wood
  • 4.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 60.2%Electricity
  • 15.9%Utility gas
  • 10.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 7.9%Wood
  • 3.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 165
Here:

11.7%
Virginia:

10.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 54
Here:

7.1%
Virginia:

9.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 157
Here:

31.3%
Virginia:

19.9%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Alleghany County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Elementary & Secondary Education: $2,884,000
    General: $445,000
    Corrections - Other: $331,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary & Secondary Education: $24,616,000
    Health Services - Other: $3,720,000
    Welfare - Other: $3,339,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,613,000
    Police Protection: $1,287,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,234,000
    Sewerage: $1,158,000
    Financial Administration: $1,073,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $804,000
    General Public Buildings: $768,000
    Water Utilities: $624,000
    Fire Protection: $519,000
    General - Other: $485,000
    Housing & Community Development: $463,000
    Parks & Recreation: $400,000
    Central Staff Services: $354,000
    Libraries: $105,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $97,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $37,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,576,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Health: $133,000
    Higher Education: $9,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,110,000
    Health - Other: $567,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $16,917,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $116,000

Alleghany County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $2,608,000
    Sewerage: $1,446,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Lunch: $510,000
    Solid Waste Management: $287,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Tuition: $23,000
    Parks & Recreation: $14,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education - Other: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $1,502,000
    Public Welfare: $1,203,000
    General Support: $270,000
    All Other: $11,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,688,000
    Education: $800,000
    Public Welfare: $681,000
    Health & Hospitals: $100,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,955,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,926,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $778,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $12,449,000
    All Other: $2,766,000
    General Support: $1,536,000
    Health & Hospitals: $1,479,000
    Public Welfare: $823,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,049,000
    Total General Sales: $622,000
    Public Utilities: $603,000
    NEC: $469,000
    Other Selective Sales: $290,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $271,000

Alleghany County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $16,955,000
    Water Utilities: $3,340,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, Education, NEC: $20,000,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $9,455,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Elementary and Secondary Education: $15,000,000
    Water Utilities: $67,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Elementary and Secondary Education: $20,000,000
    Industrial Revenue: $14,970,000
    Other, NEC: $9,455,000
    Water Utilities: $3,235,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,985,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Elementary and Secondary Education: $15,000,000
    Water Utilities: $172,000

Alleghany County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $337,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $23,907,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $14,970,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 492
  • Number of aged recipients: 42
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 450
  • Number of recipients under 18: 67
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 330
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 95
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 199
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 231
Alleghany County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Most common first names in Alleghany County, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary12280.1 years
James9070.7 years
John8675.2 years
William8672.1 years
Charles5872.9 years
Robert5669.8 years
Virginia4477.8 years
Helen3477.2 years
Annie3380.3 years
Mildred3180.9 years
Most common last names in Alleghany County, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Nicely8774.6 years
Smith6579.5 years
Clark4274.8 years
Johnson4176.8 years
Brown2970.0 years
Taylor2474.6 years
Hall2470.8 years
Craft2474.2 years
Miller2378.2 years
Anderson2273.3 years
Businesses in Alleghany County, VA
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Little Caesars Pizza1
Applebee's1Long John Silver's1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets6
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Best Western1Nike1
Burger King1Nissan1
CVS2Pizza Hut2
Chevrolet1Quality1
Dairy Queen1Quiznos1
FedEx1RadioShack1
GameStop1SAS Shoes1
H&R Block2Sears1
Hardee's2Subway2
Holiday Inn1True Value1
Honda1U-Haul2
KFC1U.S. Cellular1
Kmart1UPS2
Kroger1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy2Wendy's1
Lane Furniture2YMCA1

Alleghany County on our top lists:

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