Tazewell County is located in the western border area of Virginia. The County Seat is Tazewell and the largest city is Richlands. The Official Web Site is located at http://tazewellcountyva.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 43,452 and the 2010 census population was 45,078. The land area is 518.85 square miles and there are 86.9 persons per square mile.
94.6% of the population is White, 3.4% is Black or African American, 0.8% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.8% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1% is two or more races. 77% have a high school degree or higher, and 12.9% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $88,000, there are 18,294 households, an average of 2.37 persons per household. The per capita income is $21,358, the median household income is $35,693, and 18.3% of the persons in Tazewell County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,969. Retail sales (in $1000) were $811,756, and sales per capita were $18,473. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 27.6%.
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