Appalachia, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Appalachia, Virginia - Basic Facts

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The Town of Appalachia had a population of 1,951 as of July 1, 2016. Appalachia 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 Appalachia is located at latitude 36.9126 and longitude -82.7949 in Wise County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Appalachia (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Wise County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,647 feet.

The Town of Appalachia (GNIS ID: 2390706) 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 Appalachia 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 Appalachia: Intermont, Mineralville.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 1,951
Population in Households 1,951
Population in Familes 1,584
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 879
Diversity Index2 8
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 818
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 541
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 966 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 539 (55.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 279 (28.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 148 (15.3%)
Median Home Value $49,815
Average Home Value $64,312
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $29,943
Average Household Income $39,276
Per Capita Income $16,317
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.72% 0.62%
Households 1.57% 0.51%
Families 1.86% 0.4%
Median Household Income   2.68%
Per Capita Income   2.07%
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.

Appalachia, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Appalachia 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 # 276 54th
Population Density1 # 270 55th
Diversity Index2 # 562 6th
Median Household Income # 564 5th
Per Capita Income # 570 4th

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