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The 2000 Census showed that Alleghany County had a population of 12,926 people. This represented 0.18% of the total population of Virginia, making it the state's 74th most populous county (out of 134 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Alleghany had a population of 16,242 people. This is an increase of 25.65% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
200916,242+25.65%-0.47% since 2008
200816,319+26.25%-0.74% since 2007
200716,440+27.19%-0.24% since 2006
200616,479+27.49%-0.16% since 2005
200516,506+27.7%-0.48% since 2004
200416,586+28.32%-0.29% since 2003
200316,634+28.69%-1.66% since 2002
200216,914+30.85%-0.87% since 2001
200117,063+32.01%+32.01% since 2000
200012,926The Last Census

Alleghany County had 5,812 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Alleghany County has a total area<3> of 445.7 square miles [1,154 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (1.04 square miles [2.7 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Alleghany County had a population density of 29.07 people per square mile [11.22 people/km²], making it the state's 85th most densely populated county (out of 134 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Alleghany County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Alleghany and the state of Virginia.

Click here for the Alleghany County QuickFact (QF-51005).

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Alleghany County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
BathQF-51017   NE4,4825,048-11.21%
BotetourtQF-51023   SE32,55130,4966.74%
CraigQF-51045   SW4,9695,091-2.4%
RockbridgeQF-51163   E21,29420,8082.34%
Greenbrier (WV)QF-54025   W34,52734,4530.21%
Monroe (WV)QF-54063   SW13,71514,583-5.95%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Alleghany. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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