Chilhowie, VA Profile: Facts & Data


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Chilhowie, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Chilhowie had a population of 1,839 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Chilhowie is located at latitude 36.8002 and longitude -81.6829 in Smyth County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Chilhowie (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Smyth County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,952 feet.

The Town of Chilhowie (GNIS ID: 2390791) 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 Chilhowie: Greevers Switch, Town House.

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Chilhowie, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,839
Population in Households 1,709
Population in Familes 1,380
Population in Group Qrtrs 130
Population Density2 715
Diversity Index3 33


Median Household Income $35,781
Average Household Income $45,287
Per Capita Income $18,859


Total Housing Units 816 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 431 (52.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 273 (33.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 112 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $113,889
Average Home Value $154,176


Total Households 704
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 467
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.39% -0.24%
Households 0.24% -0.29%
Families 0.53% -0.39%
Median Household Income   2.25%
Per Capita Income   3.09%

Chilhowie, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chilhowie to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 280 53rd
Population Density # 310 48th
Diversity Index # 387 35th
Median Household Income # 514 13th
Per Capita Income # 547 8th

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