Pound, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Town of Pound had a population of 1,013 as of July 1, 2016. Pound 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 Pound is located at latitude 37.1261 and longitude -82.6073 in Wise County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Pound (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Wise County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,565 feet.

The Town of Pound (GNIS ID: 2391370) 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 Pound population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 1,013
Population in Households 1,012
Population in Familes 870
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 392
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 417
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 303
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 510 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 319 (62.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 98 (19.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 93 (18.2%)
Median Home Value $92,402
Average Home Value $123,903


Median Household Income $40,690
Average Household Income $51,378
Per Capita Income $20,673
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.37% -0.46%
Households -0.3% -0.39%
Families 0.27% -0.47%
Median Household Income   0.34%
Per Capita Income   1.02%
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.

Pound, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pound 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 # 361 39th
Population Density1 # 403 32nd
Diversity Index2 # 576 3rd
Median Household Income # 399 33rd
Per Capita Income # 456 23rd

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