Clintwood, VA Profile: Facts & Data


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Clintwood, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Clintwood had a population of 1,496 as of July 1, 2020. Clintwood 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 Clintwood is located at latitude 37.1501 and longitude -82.456 in Dickenson County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Clintwood encompass a land area of 1.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dickenson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,755 feet.

The Town of Clintwood (GNIS ID: 2390807) 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Clintwood: Clintwood Court House, Holly Creek.


Clintwood, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 1,496 (100%)
Population in Households 1,409 (94.2%)
Population in Families 1,125 (75.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 87 ( 5.8%)
Population Density 719
Diversity Index2 5


Median Household Income $32,321
Average Household Income $48,948
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $20,914
Wealth Index5 40


Total HU (Housing Units) 726 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 461 (63.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 198 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 67 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $83,206
Average Home Value $102,219
Housing Affordability Index3 245


Total Households 659
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 424
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.54% -0.26%
Households 0.27% -0.24%
Families 0.89% -0.38%
Median Household Income   1.21%
Per Capita Income   1.43%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.22%


Clintwood, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clintwood to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 304 49th
Population Density # 305 49th
Median Household Income # 567 5th
Housing Affordability Index # 527 89th
Per Capita Income # 513 14th
Diversity Index # 585 1st

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