Most People Don’t Know These 12 Super Tiny Towns In Virginia Exist
We’ve talked a lot about tiny towns in Virginia lately – and the general consensus is that “small” is a VERY subjective term. Some people consider anything with less than 50,000 people small, while others from towns with populations in the hundreds remind us what “small” really looks like. So we thought it might be fun to take a look at some truly tiny towns in Virginia.
Using census reports provided by City-Data, a leading resource for the census, income, and residential data for cities and towns around the country, we found that there are more than 180 towns in Virginia with a population of less than, or right around, 1,000. That’s a whole lotta little! With so many to choose from, it’s impossible to bring you information on all of them, so instead, we’re taking a look at a few of our favorites. With populations ranging from just over 200 to almost 1,000, these towns are worth the visit – just don’t blink or you might miss them.
Editor’s Note: Some of these populations have been updated with data from 2018.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
Like I mentioned at the beginning, there are dozens more tiny towns in Virginia that aren’t on the list. And because some of them are so small, there’s not much information about them. Do you live in a town with fewer than 1,000 people? If so, let us know about it in the comments below!
The state of Virginia is positively filled with charming small towns just waiting to be discovered. While we covered some truly tiny towns in Virginia in our article above, there are also some larger small towns worth checking out. Some of the best small towns to visit in Virginia include Manassas, Lexington, Gordonsville, Farmville, Abingdon, Bristol, Culpepper, Gordonsville, Damascus, Kilmarnock, Occoquan, Luray, Bedford, Scottsville, Orange, and Smithfield. How many of these places have you visited? For more information, check out another piece we wrote about the best small towns in Virginia.
What is the smallest county in Virginia?
Did you know that Virginia has 95 counties? The very smallest of them by population is Highland County, a beautiful place in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains that’s gained the nickname of “Little Switzerland.” According to the last census, the population is just 2,321. But just because it’s a small county doesn’t mean it’s not on the map. Each year, Highland County holds its annual Maple Festival that draws in visitors near and far. This festival is especially famous for its maple donuts! Curious to learn more? Here’s everything you need to know about Highland County, Virginia’s Little Switzerland.
What is the cheapest place to live in Virginia?
According to HomeSnacks.net, the town of Pulaski is the cheapest place to live in Virginia. According to these findings, the median home price is $107,900, and the median rent is $627. Despite the fact that Virginia on average can be an expensive place to live, residents of Pulaski enjoy a relatively affordable cost of living. Pulaski is located in the New River Valley, which is comprised of unique small towns all set in a picturesque landscape.