Regional Information

  • Area - 511 square miles

    Air Transportation - 1 local and 1 regional airport

    Highways - 6

    Railroads - CSX and Norfolk Southern

    115 miles from Richmond

    200 miles from Norfolk and Washington, DC

  • Population - 54,885

    Male 48.% - Female 51.6%

    Median Age - 42

    College Graduates - 14.6%

    Median Family Income - $57,558

    Workforce - 28,000

  • Unemployment Rate - 4.2%

    Real Estate Tax - $0.52 per $100

    Local Sales Tax - 1%

    Workforce Development - 4 facilities

Featured Events

  • COMING SOON! Wendy's on 29S next to Sheetz is under construction.
    Online applications are being accepted NOW!
    www.pleaseapplyonline.com/wowv 

    See attached flyer for additional details! 

    133 Churchill Dr

  • Mountaire Farms in partnership with Virginia’s Agriculture and Forestry Secretariat, Halifax Virginia Industrial Development Authority, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Farm Bureau, Farm Credit, and Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is pursuing a regional agribusiness opportunity requiring dedicated annual production of 4,000,000 bushels of corn within approximately 100 miles of a planned new granary facility near South Boston, Virginia. This corn would be purchased by Mountaire directly from a network of regional growers.

    For more information on how to participate, click here.

  • The Trustees and Staff of the Patrick Henry National Memorial invite you to celebrate PATRICK HENRY'S 280TH BIRTHDAY at Red Hill!

    The celebration will take place at two o'clock in the afternoon, Sunday, May 29, 2016. The special ceremony at the gravesite will include remarks from Patrick Henry Jolly, Henry's 5th Great Grandson followed by a Presentation of Colors and a wreath laying ceremony at Henry's grave.

    After the ceremony we will be unveiling the Book of Liberty, there will also be guided tours given by Patrick Henry Jolly and birthday cake of course!

    This event is open to the public, so come celebrate the man and his legacy and enjoy a piece of cake!

  • The 4th annual Made in the Shade Craft Beer Festival will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 18, 2016, at Avoca Museum, 1514 Main St., Altavista, VA. The event will feature beer tastings from six craft breweries, live music by Next 2 The Tracks from noon to 3 p.m. and Chamomile and Whiskey from 3 to 6 p.m., craft and merchandise vendors, house tours, and food concessions. There will be wine available for purchase. Tasting tickets will be $15 in advance and $20 at the gate (cash only) and include 8 sample tickets. Additional beer tickets available for purchase. First 500 tasters receive a souvenir glass. General admission (non-tasting) is $10, free for children age 12 and younger. Advance tickets available for purchase at Miller's Jewelry, Airabella Flowers and Gifts and Avoca Museum in Altavista, through the Lynch Station Ruritan Club and at www.avocamuseum.org. Bring ID. Lawn chairs welcome. No coolers or outside food or drink allowed. No pets allowed. For more information, to purchase tickets or to volunteer during this event, contact Theresa Boyes at (434) 369-1076 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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