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Time Zone: Botetourt County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Fincastle is the Seat for Botetourt County.

Botetourt County was founded in 1796.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Botetourt had a population of 32,551 people. This is an increase of 6.74% since the last Census (which gave a population of 30,496 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Botetourt represented 0.43% of the total population of Virginia, making it the state's 38th most populous county (out of 134 counties).

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
201033,148+8.7%+1.83% since 2009
200832,579+6.83%+0.72% since 2007
200030,496The Last Census

More information can be found on the Botetourt County Census Page for Botetourt County.


Below are some of the communities located in Botetourt County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Botetourt County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Buchanan   1,2291,2330.32% decrease  
Troutville   4244321.85% decrease  
Fincastle   3553591.11% decrease  

Websites for Botetourt County

Official Website:   www.co.botetourt.va.us/

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<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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