Botetourt County, Virginia

Botetourt County is a county located in the state of Virginia in the United States. In 2000, the County had 30,496 inhabitants and a population density of 22 inhabitants per square kilometer. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Fincastle. The county is one of the Dry counties, which means that the sale of alcohol is restricted or prohibited.


Botetourt County is located in western Virginia, is located in the west about 30 miles from West Virginia and has an area of ​​1414 square kilometers, of which eight square kilometers of water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Rockbridge County, Bedford County, Roanoke County, Craig County and Alleghany County.


Made it was from parts of Augusta County and Rockbridge County on November 7, 1769. It was named for Norborne Berkeley, 4th Baron de Botetourt, better known Lord Botetourt, a governor of the Virginia colony.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000

According to the census in 2000 lived in Botetourt County 30,496 people in 11,700 households and 9,114 families. The population density was 22 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 94.91 percent White, 3.52 percent African American, 0.22 percent Native American, 0.47 percent Asian, and 0.19 percent from other races; 0.69 percent were descended from two or more races. 0.59 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 11,700 households out of which 32.4 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 67.8 percent were married couples living together, 7.0 percent were single mothers, 22.1 percent were non-families, 19.2 percent of all households and 7.6 percent had someone living alone at the age of 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 2.92.

Based on the county the population was spread from 23.4 percent population under 18 years, 5.8 percent between 18 and 24 years, 28.9 percent between 25 and 44 years, 28.8 percent between 45 and 64 years and 13.2 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 99.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.4 men statistically.

The median income for a household was $ 48,731, and the median income for a family was $ 55,125. Males have a median income of $ 37,182, women $ 25,537. The per capita income was $ 22,218. 3.6 percent of families and 5.2 percent of the population lived below the poverty line. Of these, 5.4 percent were children or adolescents under age 18 and 6.5 percent of those 65 years.