Labor & Demographics

Businesses in Botetourt County enjoy favorable labor conditions and a stable social environment.

Botetourt Facts & Figures

    • Labor market of 350,000 workers
    • 21.3% of County workers are in education, health and social services

      13% work in manufacturing

    • Lower labor costs
     
    • Less than 3% union presence
     
    • Well educated workforce

    Over 89% of County residents have high school or higher education

    23% have Bachelors degree or higher education

    • Low divorce rate of 7.9%
     
    • High home ownership rate of 87%
     
    • Nearly fourteen percent (13.5%) of County residents are U.S. veterans
     
    • Low business costs - Moody's estimates cost of doing business 15% lower than national average.
     
    • Low cost of living - Cost of living averages 5-6% lower than the national average.

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Botetourt Geographic Information System (GIS)

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Statistical Information Resources

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U.S. Census Data and Other Resources

There are a number of excellent resources which provide details on Botetourt County demographics - population, income levels, age statistics and more. Here are some popular links:

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Did You Know...

Fpo Did You Know

The Blue Ridge Parkway, which marked its 75th Anniversary in 2010, winds through the eastern border of Botetourt County for over 35 miles in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Bird lovers come each October to Harvey's Knob Overlook to watch the hawks and falcons as they migrate south for the winter.