Tazewell County (Virginia)

Tazewell County is a county located in the state of Virginia in the United States. In 2000, the County had 44 598 inhabitants and a population density of 33 inhabitants per square kilometer. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Tazewell. The county is one of the Dry counties, which means that the sale of alcohol is restricted or prohibited.


Tazewell County is located in southwest Virginia, is bordered on the north by West Virginia and has an area of 1347 square kilometers without significant water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Bland County, Smyth County, Russell County and Buchanan County.


Made it was from parts of Russell County and Wythe County on 20 December 1799. It was named after Henry Tazewell, a judge and U.S. senator from Virginia.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000

According to the census in 2000, lived in Tazewell County 44 598 people in 18 277 households, and 13,232 families. The population density was 33 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 96.16 percent White, 2.29 percent African American, 0.17 percent Native American, 0.61 percent Asian, and 0.16 percent from other races; 0.62 percent were descended from two or more races. 0.51 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 18 277 households out of which 28.7 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 58.2 percent were married couples living together, 10.8 percent were single mothers, 27.6 percent were non-families, 25.2 percent of all households and 11.9 percent lived in people aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.85.

Based on the county the population was spread from 21.4 percent population under 18 years, 8.4 percent between 18 and 24 years, 27.2 percent between 25 and 44 years, 27.5 percent between 45 and 64 years and 15.5 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 92.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.7 men statistically.

The median income for a household was $ 27,304, and the median income for a family was $ 33,732. Males had a median income of $ 28,780, women $ 19,648. The per capita income was $ 15,282. 11.7 percent of families and 15.3 percent of the population lived below the poverty line. Of these, 20.3 percent were children or adolescents under age 18 and 13.9 percent of those 65 years.


Bluefield, Cedar Bluff, Pocahontas, Richlands, Tazewell


(without local self-government )

  • Abbs Valley
  • Valley Baptist
  • Bishop
  • Boissevain
  • Burkes Garden
  • Claypool Hill
  • If Mills
  • Frog level
  • Hidden Valley
  • Jewell Ridge
  • Liberty
  • North Tazewell
  • Paintlick
  • Pisgah
  • Pounding Mill
  • Raven
  • Springville
  • Tannersville
  • Tiptop
  • Thompson Valley
  • Wardell