Saltville, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

Saltville Local Links & Resources:
Hotels | Resources | ALL Saltville Content

Also See: Saltville, VA ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps | Local Area Photos

Saltville, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Saltville is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Smyth County at latitude 36.8759 and longitude -81.7629. Smyth County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,726 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Saltville, but most people and references simply refer to it as Saltville, Virginia.

The P1 Census Class Code for Saltville indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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

Town of Saltville, VA Boundary Map

Also See: BIG Map | Driving Directions | VA Congressional Districts
Boundary Maps: Saltville District | Smyth County | Virginia Counties / Independent Cities

Search the map for:

Saltville, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,185
Population in Households 2,185
Population in Familes 1,813
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 276
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 928
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 634
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,016 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 686 (67.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 242 (23.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 88 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $88,017
Average Home Value $105,968


Median Household Income $34,094
Average Household Income $43,033
Per Capita Income $18,114
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.2% 0.45%
Households 1.28% 0.51%
Families 1.59% 0.47%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   2.04%
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.

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, 2014 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 # 570 4th
Median Household Income # 492 17th
Per Capita Income # 496 16th

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