Giles County is located in the western border area of Virginia. The County Seat is Pearisburg and the largest city is Pearisburg. The Official Web Site is located at http://virginiasmtnplayground.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 16,815 and the 2010 census population was 17,286. The land area is 355.78 square miles and there are 48.6 persons per square mile.
96.9% of the population is White, 1.6% is Black or African American, 1.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1% is two or more races. 80.5% have a high school degree or higher, and 16.6% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $105,300, there are 7,167 households, an average of 2.37 persons per household. The per capita income is $23,485, the median household income is $45,141, and 13.3% of the persons in Giles County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,696. Retail sales (in $1000) were $172,401, and sales per capita were $10,026. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 18%.
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