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Albemarle County is strategically located centrally both in the Commonwealth of Virginia and within the mid-Atlantic region, providing convenient access to the East Coast population centers.

  • Richmond – 70 miles east
  • Washington DC – 110 miles northeast
  • Norfolk – 162 miles southeast
  • Philadelphia – 250 miles northeast
  • Charlotte, NC – 270 miles southwest
  • New York, NC – 340 miles northeast
  • Atlanta, GA – 500 miles southwest

Our transportation networks provide convenient connections for moving people and goods. With Albemarle in the center of Virginia; the major East-west highway, I-64, bisects the entire County. U.S. Route 29, a major statewide primary highway, also bisects Albemarle County and traverses the entire Commonwealth of Virginia, from Washington, D.C., through Northern and Central Virginia, to the Virginia-North Carolina border. Virginia’s major North-South highway corridors are within close proximity: I-81 only is 20 miles away from the county’s western border; and I-95 is 40 miles away from the County’s eastern border.

  • Air service 
    • Charlottesville Regional Airport provides direct, daily flights to Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington DC.
    • Richmond International Airport is located within a 80 mile drive of the center of the county and is served by AirTran, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue Airways, United Airlines and US Airways  
    • Dulles International airports is located within a 100-mile drive of the center of the County  and is served by 33 unique airlines, transporting 60,000 passengers/day to more than 125 countries/day.

  • Rail Freight Service Served by CSX Transportation, Norfolk Southern Railway Company and Buckingham Branch Short Line rail services.

  • Amtrak provides three daily passenger trains through Charlottesville: 1) the Northeast Regional, 2) the Cardinal and 3) the Crescent.

  • Port facilities – Located 85 miles away from the Port of Richmond and 163 miles away from the Port of Virginia.


Albemarle At-A-Glance

Population: 105,051 (2015 estimate)
6.1% increase in population since 2010

Area: 726 square miles
2016 Real Estate Tax Rate:
$0.839 per $100
2016 Personal Property Tax
$4.28 per $100
Unemployment Rate: 3.3%
Average Annual Income: $51,480
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