County Profile

Nestled in the rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Campbell County, Virginia embodies a rich and balanced blend of natural beauty, practical living, cultural heritage, community spirit, and future vision.

These elements combine with a shared commitment to quality of life for all residents, excellence in education, a strong local work ethic, responsible fiscal planning, and solid family values. The result is a unique forward-focused community in which residents and County government cooperate toward: 

  • Conservative fiscal stewardship of taxpayer resources;
  • Ensuring continued economic and educational opportunities for residents and local youth;
  • Collaborating on issues within a respectful and open democracy to identify the best long-term outcomes for everyone;
  • Respecting local heritage and cultural diversity;
  • Providing a pragmatic vision of success for current and future generations through prudent planning.
Over 50,000 people call Campbell County‚Äôs 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).

To learn more about our county, please review our Campbell County Profile (PDF) and Guide to Campbell County (PDF).

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
2011
2012
2013
2014
Nov. 2015
Civilian Workforce
27,625
 
27,134
26,996
27,112
26,523
Employed
25,646
25,378
25,391
25,677
25,397
Unemployed
1,979
 
1,756
1,605
1,435
1,126
Unemployment Rate
7.2%
6.5%
5.9%
5.3%
4.2%
Income
(2014) Per Capita Personal Income: $23,801.00
(2014) Median Household Income: $47,055.00

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.