Scottsville by the Numbers



Outdoor booth with lights

Scottsville is a small town with some of the amenities of world-class cities.


Located at the southern end of Virginia’s Albemarle County (population 106,878), Scottsville (population 594) is found 19 miles south of Charlottesville, home of the University of Virginia and Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. The historic town’s pristine views are only 68 miles west of state capital of Richmond and 132 miles south of Washington, DC.


Scottsville is the only incorporated town in Albemarle County, with its own Town Council and Police Department. The town limits also reach into Fluvanna County. Incorporated in 1818, Scottsville celebrated a bicentennial with pride!

Scottsville Elementary, courtesy of Elizabeth Liebermann



Our students attend fully accredited, highly ranked school systems based on their county of residence. Piedmont Virginia Community College and the University of Virginia offer nationally ranked higher education and cutting-edge workforce development training only a few miles away.


Children from kindergarten age through fifth grade attend Scottsville Elementary School, home of the Tigers. Sixth through eighth graders attend Walton Middle School, while ninth through twelfth graders attend Monticello High School. Local families also choose to homeschool their children or enroll them in the area’s fine private schools.


Scottsville experiences four distinct seasons in Virginia’s temperate Piedmont region.  Apple and cherry trees bloom in the Spring; the River provides respite from hot Summer days; Brilliant Fall foliage peaks in mid-October; and snow graces the ground a few times each Winter.

The town serves as a center of commerce and culture for the surrounding rural area. As of 2019, there are 73 licensed businesses in town, in sectors ranging from basic to specialty retail, restaurants, banking, and skilled trades. In 2015, there were 244 people working in town, with restaurants as the largest sector.

The Town’s budget is about $600,000 to provide services to residents and visitors. As with most governments, personnel costs to provide quality services are the largest part of the budget. For transparency, the table below shows the tenure and annual pay of the Town’s full-time and part-time staff.