Chilhowie, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Chilhowie, Virginia - Basic Facts

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The Town of Chilhowie had a population of 1,875 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Chilhowie is located at latitude 36.8002 and longitude -81.6829 in Smyth County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Chilhowie (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Smyth County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,952 feet.

The Town of Chilhowie (GNIS ID: 2390791) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Chilhowie population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Chilhowie: Greevers Switch, Town House.

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Chilhowie, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,875
Daytime Population: Workers 2,080
Daytime Population: Residents 1,080
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,160
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.69
Population in Households 1,738
Population in Familes 1,391
Population in Group Qrtrs 137
Population Density2 729
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $34,298
Average Household Income $42,231
Per Capita Income $17,676


Total Housing Units 820 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 436 (53.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 279 (34.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 105 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $109,958
Average Home Value $147,184


Total Households 715
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 474
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.71% 0.0%
Households 0.49% -0.03%
Families 0.81% -0.08%
Median Household Income   0.63%
Per Capita Income   1.89%

Chilhowie, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chilhowie to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 280 53rd
Population Density # 306 49th
Diversity Index # 407 32nd
Median Household Income # 524 12th
Per Capita Income # 560 6th

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