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About Charlottesville

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Charlottesville Pavilion and Transit Center

The City of Charlottesville is located in Central Virginia approximately 100 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. and 70 miles northwest of Richmond, Virginia. Situated within the upper Piedmont Plateau at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and at the headwaters of the Rivanna River, the City is autonomous and entirely independent of any county or any other political subdivision. In 1981, the United States Census Bureau recognized the Charlottesville area as a Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (SMSA) which also includes the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, and Nelson.

The statues of U.S. Presidents James Madison, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe on Charlottesville City Hall were sculpted by Louis Armento. 



  • Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018): 48,117
  • Households, 2013-2017: 18,408
  • Mean travel time to work (minutes) 2013-2017: 17.8
  • Land area in square miles, 2010: 10.24
  • Population per square mile, 2010: 4,246

Source: United States Census Bureau


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City Council
Nikuyah Walker, Mayor
Sena Magill, Vice Mayor
Heather Hill
Michael Payne
Lloyd Snook

City Management
Dr. Tarron J. Richardson, City Manager
Letitia Shelton, Deputy City Manager/COO
Paul Oberdorfer, Interim Deputy City Manager of Operations 

City Hall Address
605 East Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 911
Charlottesville, VA 22902

(434) 970-3333
Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm
We are closed on City Holidays.