Smyth County VA Information


Smyth County Subdivisions

Smyth County VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 32,718
Population in Households 31,944
Population in Familes 26,008
Population in Group Qrtrs 774
Population Density1 73
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 13,383
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 9,029
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 15,641 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,347 (59.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,036 (25.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,258 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $92,723
Average Home Value $121,191


Median Household Income $35,318
Average Household Income $47,441
Per Capita Income $19,776
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.25% 0.07%
Households 0.08% 0.0%
Families -0.05% -0.08%
Median Household Income   0.42%
Per Capita Income   1.26%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Smyth County VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Smyth County to the other 134 counties / independent cities and county equivalents in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 56 59th
Population Density1 # 86 37th
Diversity Index2 # 121 10th
Median Household Income # 117 13th
Per Capita Income # 116 14th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.