According to Whicheverhealth, Rustburg is a small, unincorporated town in Campbell County, Virginia. Located about 20 miles north of Lynchburg, Rustburg is a quiet and peaceful community that’s home to around 1,500 people.
The history of Rustburg dates back to the late 1700s when it was first settled by Revolutionary War veteran John Rust. The town was officially established in 1792 and named after its founder. Since then, Rustburg has been a small but tight-knit community that’s known for its friendly people and strong sense of community spirit.
The town itself is quite picturesque with rolling hills on all sides and plenty of green space. It’s home to several parks and recreational areas, including the popular Lake Rustburg Recreation Area which offers a variety of activities such as fishing, swimming, camping, and hiking.
Rustburg also has its own historic downtown area which is home to several unique shops and restaurants including the popular Rustic Coffee Shop & Bakery which serves freshly brewed coffee and delicious baked goods. There are also several antique stores in the area where you can find unique items from years gone by.
According to IAMACCEPTED, the school system in Rustburg is highly rated with several excellent elementary schools as well as one middle school and one high school—Rustburg High School—which offers an array of extracurricular activities such as sports teams, music programs, drama clubs, robotics clubs and more!
Overall, life in Rustburg is slow-paced yet enjoyable with plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation as well as social activities like festivals and farmers markets held throughout the year. It’s a great place to raise a family or retire due to its low cost of living combined with its rich culture and strong sense of community spirit.
Males: 666 (52.4%), Females: 605 (47.6%)
Zip code: 24588
Median resident age: 37.4 years
Median household income: $31,797
Median house value: $82,000
Races in Rustburg:
- White Non-Hispanic (74.7%)
- Black (23.6%)
- Two or more races (1.3%)
Ancestries: United States (13.0%), Irish (6.2%), English (5.6%), Welsh (2.8%), Scotch-Irish (2.6%), French (2.2%).
Elevation: 880 feet
Land area: 10.8 square miles
For population 25 years and over in Rustburg
- High school or higher: 69.9%
- Bachelor’s degree or higher: 11.8%
- Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
- Unemployed: 2.5%
- Mean travel time to work: 23.7 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Rustburg CDP
- Never married: 24.9%
- Now married: 52.9%
- Separated: 3.7%
- Widowed: 6.3%
- Divorced: 12.2%
1.1% Foreign born
Hospitals/medical centers near Rustburg:
- CENTRAL VIRGINIA TRAINING CENTER (about 11 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA)
- VIRGINIA BAPTIST HOSP & LYNCHBURG GENL (about 14 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA)
- CARILION BEDFORD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 31 miles; BEDFORD, VA)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Rustburg:
- LYNCHBURG REGIONAL/PRESTON GLENN FLD (about 8 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA; Abbreviation: LYH)
- DANVILLE REGIONAL (about 52 miles; DANVILLE, VA; Abbreviation: DAN)
- ROANOKE REGIONAL/WOODRUM FIELD (about 61 miles; ROANOKE, VA; Abbreviation: ROA)
Other public-use airports nearest to Rustburg:
- FALWELL (about 7 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA; Abbreviation: W24)
- BROOKNEAL/CAMPBELL COUNTY (about 12 miles; BROOKNEAL, VA; Abbreviation: 0V4)
- NEW LONDON (about 17 miles; FOREST, VA; Abbreviation: W90)
Amtrak station near Rustburg:
- 11 miles: LYNCHBURG (825 KEMPER ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
Colleges and Universities
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rustburg:
- LIBERTY UNIVERSITY (about 11 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA; Full-time enrollment: 5,348)
- WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY (about 45 miles; LEXINGTON, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,063)
- LONGWOOD COLLEGE (about 49 miles; FARMVILLE, VA; Full-time enrollment: 3,557)
- VIRGINIA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 61 miles; ROANOKE, VA; Full-time enrollment: 3,535)
- UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA-MAIN CAMPUS (about 65 miles; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Full-time enrollment: 19,602)
- PIEDMONT VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 67 miles; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,012)
- NATIONAL BUSINESS COLLEGE (about 68 miles; SALEM, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,382)
Public high school in Rustburg:
- RUSTBURG HIGH (Students: 847; Location: 1671 VILLAGE HWY; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Rustburg:
- RUSTBURG MIDDLE (Students: 869; Location: 555 VILLAGE HWY; Grades: 05 – 08)
- RUSTBURG ELEM (Students: 568; Location: 201 VILLAGE HWY; Grades: PK – 05)
- YELLOW BRANCH ELEM. (Students: 312; Location: 377 DENNIS RIDDLE DR; Grades: PK – 04)
- FRAY EDUCATIONAL CTR. (Location: 1551 VILLAGE HIGHWAY; Grades: 00 – 00)
- CAMPBELL COUNTY TECHNICAL CENTER (Location: 194 DENNIS RIDDLE RD; Grades: 00 – 00)
Library in Rustburg:
- CAMPBELL COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $751,422; Location: 684 VILLAGE HIGHWAY LOWER LEVEL; 162,382 books; 3,070 audio materials; 2,388 video materials; 274 serial subscriptions)