Alleghany County

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Alleghany County, Virginia

9212 Winterberry Ave Suite C
Covington, VA 24426
Phone: (540) 863-6600
Fax: (540) 863-6606
www.co.alleghany.va.us

On the central western border of VA, north of Roanoke; organized 1822 from Bath and Botetourt counties, VA, and Monroe County (now WV). Name Origin: Probably for the Allegheny River, with a variant spelling

Area (sq mi):: 445.67 (land 444.63; water 1.04) Population per square mile: 37.60
Population 2005: 16,715 State rank: 88 Population change: 2000-20005 29.30%; 1990-2000 -1.90% Population 2000: 12,926 (White 96.10%; Black or African American 2.50%; Hispanic or Latino 0.40%; Asian 0.20%; Other 0.90%). Foreign born: 0.90%. Median age: 41.10
Income 2000: per capita $19,635; median household $38,545; Population below poverty level: 7.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,387-$23,950
Unemployment (2004): 4.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.90% Median travel time to work: 24.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 42.80%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Alleghany County, North Carolina

PO Box 61
Sparta, NC 28675
Phone: (336) 372-8949
Fax: (336) 372-4899
www.alleghanycounty-nc.gov

On the northwestern border of NC, northwest of Winston-Salem; organized 1859 from Ashe County. Name Origin: For the Allegheny River, with a variant spelling

Area (sq mi):: 235.52 (land 234.65; water 0.87) Population per square mile: 46.50
Population 2005: 10,900 State rank: 94 Population change: 2000-20005 2.10%; 1990-2000 11.30% Population 2000: 10,677 (White 93.00%; Black or African American 1.20%; Hispanic or Latino 5.00%; Asian 0.20%; Other 3.00%). Foreign born: 4.10%. Median age: 43.00
Income 2000: per capita $17,691; median household $29,244; Population below poverty level: 17.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,833-$24,023
Unemployment (2004): 6.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.20% Median travel time to work: 24.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 22.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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