Craigsville, Virginia

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Craigsville, Virginia

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High Points

Craigsville strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Virginia):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy Craigsville Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 12% Craigsville Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Craigsville, Virginia

Comparing Craigsville to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Virginia (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 9 8
Well-Paid Single Women 6 4
Senior Citizens 6 4
Age of the Population 5 4
Racial Diversity 5 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 6
Well-Paid Single Men 4 3
Male Share of the Population 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 4 7
Portion of People Married 4 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 5 5
People Above Poverty 5 6
Median Family Income 4 3
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 6 5
Public Transportation Use 5 3
Working at Home 3 3
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
Affordability of Rents 9 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 9
People Living Alone 8 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 4
Housing Recently Built 4 3

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Craigsville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 50 miles N of Lynchburg, Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 139 miles SW of Washington, District of Columbia
County Augusta
Standard Zip Codes 24430
Phone Area Codes 540
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.078
Longitude -79.383

Craigsville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 17.9 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 41 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 65 F
Annual Precip 38.8 inches
Distance 25.8 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 37 F
Apr Temp 34 to 59 F
Jul Temp 56 to 80 F
Oct Temp 37 to 63 F
Annual Precip 43.7 inches
Distance 32.1 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 41 F
Apr Temp 38 to 65 F
Jul Temp 60 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 67 F
Annual Precip 38.7 inches
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Craigsville Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 979 100%
Male 445 45.5%
Female 534 54.5%
Under 18 244 24.9%
18+ 735 75.1%
65+ 155 15.8%
Median Age 37.6
Average Family Size 2.98
White 947 96.7%
African-American 17 1.7%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.3%
Other 2 0.2%
Mixed Race 10 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.4%

Estimated Craigsville Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,016
Growth 37
Growth % 3.8%

Craigsville Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 52.6%
Irish 11.6%
English 9.9%
German 8.6%
Scotch-Irish 5.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.2%
French (except Basque) 1.5%
Dutch 1.5%
Scottish 1.5%
Italian 1.2%
Canadian 1%
Polish 1%
Lebanese 0.5%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Craigsville 979 $36,771
Buena Vista 6,349 $39,449
Goshen 406 $30,455
Lexington 6,867 $58,529
Staunton 23,853 $44,422
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