Tazewell, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Tazewell, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Tazewell had a population of 4,653 as of July 1, 2016. Tazewell ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Tazewell is located at latitude 37.1289 and longitude -81.5065 in Tazewell County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Tazewell (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Tazewell County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,503 feet.

The Town of Tazewell (GNIS ID: 2391440) 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 Tazewell 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 Tazewell: Jeffersonville, Tazewell Courthouse.

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


Total Population 4,653
Population in Households 4,442
Population in Familes 3,576
Population in Group Qrtrs 211
Population Density1 673
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 1,990
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 1,281
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,287 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,279 (55.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 711 (31.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 297 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $111,147
Average Home Value $141,654


Median Household Income $33,099
Average Household Income $51,316
Per Capita Income $22,225
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.09% -0.18%
Households 0.06% -0.16%
Families 0.3% -0.24%
Median Household Income   2.34%
Per Capita Income   1.89%
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.

Tazewell, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tazewell 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 # 196 67th
Population Density1 # 324 46th
Diversity Index2 # 466 22nd
Median Household Income # 523 12th
Per Capita Income # 394 34th

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