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Campbell County Profile
 
Campbell County is nestled in the foothills of Virginia’s beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.  Over 50,000 people call its 511 square miles home.  The County is bordered by Lynchburg to the north and includes the Town of Altavista in  the southwest and the Town of Brookneal in the southeast.  It is bordered to the south by the scenic Staunton River.
 
Campbell County is 115 miles west of Richmond, the state capital; 200 miles southwest of Washington, DC; and 200 miles west of Norfolk.  The county is included in the Lynchburg Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

Rich in heritage, Campbell County is one of the most diverse localities in the region.  It offers employment, recreation, commerce, industry, farmlands, forests, historic towns, villages and new suburban neighborhoods.  The County boasts a historically strong work and family ethic which make it an excellent place to live and raise a family.  This atmosphere, combined with a strong manufacturing history, which dates back to 18th century iron works,  makes Campbell County one of the Commonwealth’s most diverse and balanced communities in terms of industrial base, business opportunity, quality of living and culture.

The County’s vision, “Governing with vision to be the most collaborative, professional, value-driven locality in Virginia”, sets a standard of excellence for employees as well as local citizens to enable Campbell County to grow positively into the next century. 

For more information on County departments, services, programs please visit additional webpages, or you may view the 2014 Guide to Campbell County by clicking on the icon shown to the right.

Population

The population and demographic statistics of Campbell County show the County to be growing at a healthy rate. These statistics also indicate that there is a continuing need for expansion in areas such as commerce, recreation, education, healthcare and transportation. Analysis of these figures and trends provides vital information to industrial and commercial firms considering locating or expanding within the County.

Campbell County Population Growth

Year

 1970

1980

1990

2000

2010

Total Households

34,248  

45,424

47,572

51,078

24,619

Persons Per Household

3.13

3.02

2.63

2.47

2.21

Employment

Campbell County values its existing commercial and industrial base and works toward promoting healthy operations and growth. The County recognizes the benefits of a strong manufacturing presence and works to recruit and establish new facilities while assisting in local business expansions.

 Year

 2008

 2009

2010

 2011

2012

 Civilian Workforce

28,480

27,806

27,697

27,736

27,125

 Employed

27,268

25,817

25,790

26,037

25,744

 Unemployed

1,212

1,989

1,907

1,699

1,381

 Unemployment Rate

4.3%

7.2%

6.9%

6.1%

5.1%

Income

(2011) Per Capita Personal Income:  $22,588.00
(2011) Median Household Income:  $45,992.00

Selected marketing, information, socioeconomic and industrial development data are available from the Department of Economic Development. 

More information can be obtained from the Virginia Economic Development Partnership Website.