Saltville, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Saltville, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Saltville had a population of 2,172 as of July 1, 2015. Saltville ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Saltville is located at latitude 36.8759 and longitude -81.7629 in Smyth County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Saltville (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0.18 sq. miles. Smyth County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,726 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Town of Saltville are located in Smyth County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Washington County.

The Town of Saltville 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 Saltville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Saltville: Buffalo Lick, Perryville, Prestons Salines.

Town of Saltville, VA Boundary Map

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Saltville, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 2,172
Population in Households 2,172
Population in Familes 1,803
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 275
Diversity Index2 7
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 922
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 628
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,008 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 677 (67.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 245 (24.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 86 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $82,759
Average Home Value $100,148
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $35,558
Average Household Income $43,632
Per Capita Income $18,360
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.86% 0.56%
Households 0.91% 0.58%
Families 1.1% 0.47%
Median Household Income   1.45%
Per Capita Income   2.03%
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.

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Saltville, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Saltville to the other 591 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 260 56th
Population Density1 # 445 25th
Diversity Index2 # 568 4th
Median Household Income # 476 20th
Per Capita Income # 511 14th

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