Area Demographics
 

The following is to be used as general information about the area.

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Carroll County, Virginia     City of Galax, Virginia     Grayson County, Virginia

 

CLIMATE

  Avg. annual rainfall: 41.3"

  Avg. annual snowfall: 21.3"

  Avg. January temperature: 33.9 F

  Avg. July temperature: 70.9 F

 

COMMUNICATIONS

  Newspaper: The Carroll News (weekly)

  Newspaper: The Declaration (weekly)

  Newspaper: The Gazette (Tri-weekly)

  Radio Station: WBRF-FM 100,000 watts (98.1 FM)

  Radio Station: WHHV-AM 1,000 watts (1400 AM)

  Radio Station: WWWJ-AM 5,000 watts (1360 AM)

  Six Internet Access Providers

 

EDUCATION

  Career & Tech Schools Carroll County: 1

  Career & Tech Schools Galax: 1

  Career & Tech Schools Grayson County: 1

  Elementary Schools Carroll County: 8

  Elementary Schools Galax: 1

  Elementary Schools Grayson County: 8

  Enrollment Carroll County: 3,983

  Enrollment Galax: 1,280

  Enrollment Grayson County: 2,270

  High Schools Carroll County: 1

  High Schools Galax: 1

  High Schools Grayson County: 2

  Intermediate Schools Carroll County: 1

  Intermediate Schools Galax: 1

  Intermediate Schools Grayson County: 1

  Private Schools Carroll County: 1

  Private Schools Galax: 1

  Private Schools Grayson County: 1

 

EMPLOYMENT

  Civilian Labor Force - August 2001

  Employment Carroll County: 14,459

  Employment Galax: 3,300

  Employment Grayson County: 8,491

  Unemployment Carroll County: 11.6% (August 2001)

  Unemployment Galax: 8% (August 2001)

  Unemployment Grayson County: 9.8% (August 2001)

 

GEOGRAPHY

  Area Carroll County: 476 sq. miles

  Area Galax: 8 sq. miles

  Area Grayson County: 443 sq. miles

  Elevation Carroll County: 1,100 - 3,570

  Elevation Galax: 2,340 - 2,980

  Elevation Grayson County: 2,120 - 5,725

 

INCOME

  A Median household money income (1997)

  Carroll County: $28,375

  Galax: $25,767

  Grayson County: $26,608

 

POPULATION

  Carroll County: 29,945 +/-

  Galax: 6,837 +/-

  Grayson County: 17,117 +/-

 

RETAIL SALES

  Carroll County: $162,556,000 (1997)

  Galax: $134,604,000 (1997)

  Grayson County: $33,413,000 (1997)

 

TAXES

  Based on a rate per $100

  Personal Property Carroll County: 1.30

  Personal Property Galax: 1.42

  Personal Property Grayson County: 1.25

  Real Estate Carroll County: .64

  Real Estate Galax: .76

  Real Estate Grayson County: .59

 

TRANSPORTATION

  Air: Twin County Airport is 5 miles east of Galax and offers freight and charter service,  
  flight training and leased hanger space.

  Commercial service by major airlines: Woodrum Field, Roanoke, 90 miles north of Galax.
  Greensboro-High Point-Winston-Salem Regional Airport, 90 miles southeast of Galax.
  Douglas International-Charlotte, 100 miles south of Galax.

  Highway: Major Highways in the Twin County Area: Interstate 77, U.S. 58, 52, 21, 221,
  Virginia 89, 16, 274, 94 & 100.