Giles County, Virginia

Giles County: County in Virginia, United States


Giles County is a county located in the U.S. state of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 17,286 and a population density of 19 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 16,663 inhabitants. Its county seat is Pearisburg. The county was created 217 years ago in 1805.

Giles County locator map
Location of Giles County on Virginia map.

Quick Facts about Giles County

Population : 16,663 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Virginia (United States)
Different from : Giles County
Twitter username : gilescova
Area : 933 km2
Water as percent of area : 1.3%
Land as percent of area : 98.7%
Named for : William Branch Giles
Capital : Pearisburg
Establishment : January 01, 1806
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 03:51:53 (5th December 2023)
Density : 18 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -3.74% (2010-2020)
Weather : 47℉ Partly Sunny then Slight Chance Rain Showers 7-days weather
Giles courthouse  Pearisburg image
Giles courthouse Pearisburg
Giles courthouse  Pearisburg image


Giles County is located at 37°18'51"N 80°42'13"W (37.3140300, -80.7037400). It has 7 neighbors: Craig County, Bland County, Montgomery County, Pulaski County, Mercer County, Monroe County and Summers County.

Giles County map

The largest city of Giles County is Glen Lyn with a population of 97. . See all Giles County cities & populated places.

Giles County Populated Places

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Giles County.

City Name Population Title
Pearisburg 2,620 Town of the United States
Narrows 1,949 Town in Giles County, Virginia, United States
Pembroke 1,077 Town of Virginia United States
Rich Creek 738 Town in Giles County, Virginia, United States
Glen Lyn 97 City in Giles County, Virginia, United States of America


Giles County forecast: A slight chance of rain showers after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 47. West wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. more

Giles County has 7 neighbours.


According to census records, the population of Giles County decreased by 3.74% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 17,286 - census
2011 17,151 -0.79% estimation process
2012 17,022 -0.76% estimation process
2013 16,988 -0.2% estimation process
2014 16,849 -0.82% estimation process
2015 16,762 -0.52% estimation process
2016 16,827 0.39% estimation process
2017 16,754 -0.44% estimation process
2018 16,799 0.27% estimation process
2019 16,720 -0.47% estimation process
2020 16,663 -0.34% estimation process

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People born in Giles County (5)

People born in Giles County, including politician Barbara Stafford, former member of the Virginia House of Delegates Jefferson Stafford, Anderson E. Shumate, .


Other places with the same name (2)

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