Smyth County VA Information


Smyth County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 32,418
Daytime Population: Workers 13,578
Daytime Population: Residents 18,269
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 31,847
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 31,531
Population in Familes 25,602
Population in Group Qrtrs 887
Population Density2 72
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $36,991
Average Household Income $50,031
Per Capita Income $20,958


Total Housing Units 15,618 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,150 (58.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,152 (26.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,316 (14.8%)
Median Home Value $97,692
Average Home Value $125,033


Total Households 13,302
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 8,944
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.09% -0.19%
Households -0.02% -0.23%
Families -0.17% -0.33%
Median Household Income   1.06%
Per Capita Income   2.41%


Smyth County VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Smyth County to the other 133 counties / independent cities and county equivalents 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 # 56 59th
Population Density # 85 37th
Diversity Index # 119 11th
Median Household Income # 113 16th
Per Capita Income # 108 20th

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