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.


Botetourt Geographic Information System (GIS)


Statistical Information Resources


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:




Did You Know...

Fpo Did You Know

Botetourt County generated 16,633 tons of waste. 3,775 tons (18.5%i) of recycled material was recovered from the County recycling & curbside programs in 2012.