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

The community of Pearisburg is the Seat for Giles County.

Giles County was founded in 1806.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Giles had a population of 17,358 people. This is an increase of 4.21% since the last Census (which gave a population of 16,657 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Giles represented 0.24% of the total population of Virginia, making it the state's 62nd 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
201017,286+3.78%-0.41% since 2009
200917,358+4.21%+0.7% since 2008
200817,237+3.48%+0.24% since 2007
200016,657The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Pearisburg   2,7612,7291.17% increase  
Narrows   2,1492,1111.8% increase  
Pembroke   1,1691,1343.09% increase  
Rich Creek   6816652.41% increase  
Glen Lyn   1631517.95% increase  

Websites for Giles County

Official Website:   www.gilescounty.org/

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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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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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