Wise County VA Information


Wise County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 41,912
Population in Households 38,986
Population in Familes 31,964
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,926
Population Density1 104
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 16,271
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 11,013
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 18,573 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,414 (61.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,857 (26.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,302 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $88,807
Average Home Value $119,789


Median Household Income $37,751
Average Household Income $51,533
Per Capita Income $20,573
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.18% -0.07%
Households 0.3% -0.06%
Families 0.18% -0.14%
Median Household Income   1.64%
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.


Wise County VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wise County to the other 134 counties / independent cities and county equivalents 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 # 43 69th
Population Density1 # 69 49th
Diversity Index2 # 116 14th
Median Household Income # 103 24th
Per Capita Income # 106 22nd

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