Saltville, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Saltville, Virginia - Basic Facts

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The Town of Saltville had a population of 2,169 as of July 1, 2016. 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 (GNIS ID: 2391401) 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, 2016.

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

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


Total Population 2,169
Population in Households 2,169
Population in Familes 1,800
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 274
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 908
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 619
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 996 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 674 (67.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 234 (23.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 88 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $78,923
Average Home Value $96,296


Median Household Income $32,454
Average Household Income $43,679
Per Capita Income $18,089
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.7% 0.28%
Households 0.52% 0.24%
Families 0.69% 0.16%
Median Household Income   -0.99%
Per Capita Income   0.63%
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 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 # 262 56th
Population Density1 # 447 25th
Diversity Index2 # 569 4th
Median Household Income # 529 11th
Per Capita Income # 546 8th

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