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

The community of Chatham is the Seat for Pittsylvania County.

Pittsylvania County was founded in 1767.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Pittsylvania had a population of 61,414 people. This is a decrease of 0.54% since the last Census (which gave a population of 61,745 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Pittsylvania represented 0.87% of the total population of Virginia, making it the state's 15th 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
201063,506+2.85%+3.41% since 2009
200961,414-0.54%-0.39% since 2008
200861,655-0.15%+1.21% since 2007
200061,745The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Chatham   2,2331,33866.9% increase  
Hurt   1,2091,2765.25% decrease  
Gretna   1,2071,2573.98% decrease  

Websites for Pittsylvania County

Official Website:   www.pittgov.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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