There are approximately 34,872 residents of Pulaski County. This includes the 9,086 residents of the Town of Pulaski and the 2,534 residents of the Town of Dublin

Location and Area

Set in the New River Valley between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Shenandoah Mountains, Pulaski County has 330 square miles of land area, with 9 square miles of water area and an elevation of 1,800 to 2,800 feet.


The County features a mild climate with average summer temperatures in the low to mid 70’s and winter temperature of in the mid 30’s. Rainfall averages 40 inches with approximately 15 inches of snow. The average relative humidity remains comfortable and under 70 percent.


The County has five elementary schools, two middle schools, and a comprehensive high school facility. New River Community College is centrally located within the County, while Radford University and Virginia Tech are only minutes away.


The County is directly served by Interstate 81 and thoroughfares such as U.S. Route 100 and U.S. Route 11. Interstate 77 in less than 18 miles southeast of Pulaski. The New River Valley Airport is a registered Foreign Trade Zone, has a customs office, and is centrally located within the County for business, commuter and personal flights. National air carriers are available in Roanoke, only 50 miles to the north. The Norfolk-Southern Railroad provides freight service to local industries.

Recreational & Cultural Activities

Boating, hunting, hiking, and camping are available at Claytor Lake State Park, along the New River, New River Trail State Park, the Gatewood Reservoir Recreation Area and Jefferson National Forest. The County also offers a private country club with golf, as well as two public golf courses, YMCA, public playgrounds, swimming pools, movie theater, Pulaski Yankees Baseball, and numerous restaurants. Randolph Park, one of the largest municipal parks in the region, is designed to offer a variety and diversity that is certain to provide something for everyone. From hiking trails, to a water park, to tennis and basketball courts, it offers a dynamic atmosphere for sports and outdoor enthusiasts alike. The Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley, Wilderness Road Regional Museum, Radford University, and Virginia Tech offer a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.


Excellent hospitals and clinics serve the area’s medical needs. LewisGale Hospital-Pulaski is located within the County, as are numerous doctors’ clinics and several nursing home facilities. Other hospitals are available minutes from the County.


The County offers a wide variety of civic organizations and volunteer associations and a modern fairground facility with numerous annual events. Low tax rates and steady land values make the County ideal for residential and commercial purposes.

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