COUNTY AND REGIONAL OVERVIEW

Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of southwest Virginia, Tazewell County is a vacation and sportsman’s paradise!  It is a region of beautiful green mountains, rolling hills and wide-open valleys that covers 522 square miles.  The county’s accessibility to Interstates 77, 81, and 64 make it a convenient location for all markets east of the Mississippi and in the Midwest USA.

Richmond, the state capital, is 281 miles northeast; Roanoke is 110 miles east; and Bristol is 70 miles southwest.  The county is ideally located within the geographic center of the east coast and within one day’s drive of 47% of the nation’s population.

Population in Thousands (2018)

  • Tazewell County – 40.9
  • Extended Labor Market Area – 280.6

Labor Force Participation (2013 – 2017)

  • Tazewell County 49.8% 49.8%
  • Extended Labor Market Area 47.9% 47.9%

Civilian Labor Force (2019)

Unemployment Rate
(October 2020)

  • Tazewell County 6% 6%
  • Extended Labor Market Area 5.7% 5.7%
  • Statewide 5.1% 5.1%

Educational Attainment

 

  • On-Time Graduation 88.9% 88.9%
  • High School Graduates (25+ Years Old) 79.7% 79.7%
  • Bachelors Degree or Above (25+ Years Old) 15.2% 15.2%

Tazewell County Unemployment Rates
(2016 – 2018)

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2017

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