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 2,094 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


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Saltville, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 2,094
Daytime Population: Workers 769
Daytime Population: Residents 1,193
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,962
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 2,094
Population in Familes 1,732
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 265
Diversity Index3 7
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $34,181
Average Household Income $45,223
Per Capita Income $18,861

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 985 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 647 (65.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 236 (24.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 102 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $82,963
Average Home Value $100,967
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 883
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 599
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.11% -0.17%
Households 0.06% -0.18%
Families 0.14% -0.27%
Median Household Income   0.47%
Per Capita Income   1.96%

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, 2017 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 # 263 56th
Population Density # 453 24th
Diversity Index # 571 4th
Median Household Income # 527 11th
Per Capita Income # 541 9th

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