Alleghany County is located in the western border area of Virginia. The County Seat is Covington and the largest city is Clifton Forge. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.alleghany.va.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 15,820 and the 2010 census population was 16,261. The land area is 445.46 square miles and there are 36.5 persons per square mile.
93.1% of the population is White, 4.9% is Black or African American, 1.5% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.4% is two or more races. 82.7% have a high school degree or higher, and 16.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $114,600, there are 6,773 households, an average of 2.35 persons per household. The per capita income is $24,162, the median household income is $44,848, and 12.6% of the persons in Alleghany County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 846. Retail sales (in $1000) were $123,147, and sales per capita were $7,491. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 41.4%.
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