Chilhowie, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Town of Chilhowie had a population of 1,861 as of July 1, 2016.

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, 2016.

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

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


Total Population 1,861
Population in Households 1,743
Population in Familes 1,399
Population in Group Qrtrs 118
Population Density1 723
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 715
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 475
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 818 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 445 (54.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 270 (33.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 103 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $104,688
Average Home Value $144,607


Median Household Income $33,393
Average Household Income $41,199
Per Capita Income $17,145
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.71% 0.34%
Households 0.57% 0.33%
Families 0.98% 0.21%
Median Household Income   0.5%
Per Capita Income   1.22%
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.

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, 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 # 281 53rd
Population Density1 # 308 48th
Diversity Index2 # 405 32nd
Median Household Income # 519 13th
Per Capita Income # 560 6th

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