Goochland residents pride themselves on the county's rural character and heritage. Growth pressures, especially from the east, have prompted some to say, "Don't Short Pump Goochland."
The Comprehensive Plan reflects this viewpoint and outlines a vision for strategically located villages to absorb projected growth. PSG has led efforts to encourage information sharing and dialogue to thoughtfully address the needed balance between economic development and rural conservation. Our Goochland Village Series brought together citizens, decision makers, and experts to explore what makes a village, to learn from a neighboring village model, and to dig deeper into the challenges and opportunities of villages for Goochland.
The 2010 Census population was 21,717, up 28.8% from 2000. Click here for a map of 2010 results including growth rates.
Local Government Resources
- County Government
- Board of Supervisors
- Public Notices and Hearings Calendar
- Planning and Zoning
- 2028 Comprehensive Plan
- Planning Commission
- Center for Rural Culture
The mission of the Center for Rural Culture is to educate, promote and inspire members of our community to sustain a culture that supports agriculture and the local economy, protects natural and historic resources, and maintains our rural character and traditions.
- Citizens Concerned with Goochland Growth
CCGG serves as an open and effective communications link with all residents and elected/appointed officials. Their goal is to engage in ongoing dialogue to share ideas and co-create plans for our future.
- Goochland on My Mind
A blogger shares thoughts about Goochland
- Discover Goochland
Goochland County Community Information