Virginia Alleghany County Public Libraries

By | January 1, 2023

We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in Alleghany County, Virginia. This list includes library formal name, street address, postal code, phone number and how many books are available. Check the following list to see all public libraries in Virginia Alleghany County.

Street Address: 535 Church Street, Clifton Forge, VA 24422
Phone Number: (540) 863-2519 Alleghany 19,224 13,624

Street Address: 535 Church Street, Clifton Forge, VA 24422
Phone Number: (540) 863-2519 Alleghany N/A N/A

Overview of Alleghany County, Virginia

Alleghany County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of 2000, the population was 12,926 within its borders at that time. Its county seat is Covington.

Note: The town of Clifton Forge is not included in any Alleghany County data. In 2000, Clifton Forge was an independent city separate from the county. However, in 2001, Clifton Forge relinquished its city charter and reincorporated as a town; as a town, it is now a part of Alleghany County. The 2000 population of Alleghany County, including Clifton Forge, was 17,215.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,154 km² (446 mi²). 1,152 km² (445 mi²) of it is land and 3 km² (1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.23% water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 12,926 people, 5,149 households, and 3,866 families residing in the county. The population density is 11/km² (29/mi²). There are 5,812 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (13/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 96.35% White, 2.45% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. 0.36% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 5,149 households out of which 29.90% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.20% are married couples living together, 8.10% have a female householder with no husband present, and 24.90% are non-families. 22.20% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.50% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.46 and the average family size is 2.85.

In the county, the population is spread out with 22.80% under the age of 18, 6.20% from 18 to 24, 26.80% from 25 to 44, 28.50% from 45 to 64, and 15.70% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 99.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $38,545, and the median income for a family is $45,843. Males have a median income of $35,120 versus $20,855 for females. The per capita income for the county is $19,635. 7.10% of the population and 4.90% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 8.60% of those under the age of 18 and 10.80% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.


According to countryaah, Alleghany County, Virginia has the following cities and towns:

  • Clifton Forge
  • Iron Gate
  • Low Moor
  • Selma

As an independent city, Covington is not part of Alleghany County, despite its status as the county seat.

Map of Alleghany County Virginia