Saltville, VA Profile: Facts & Data


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Saltville, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Saltville had a population of 2,090 as of July 1, 2018. Saltville ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Saltville is located at latitude 36.8815 and longitude -81.7621 in Smyth County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Saltville (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0.18 sq. miles. Smyth County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,726 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Town of Saltville are located in Smyth County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Washington County.

The Town of Saltville (GNIS ID: 2391401) 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 Saltville: Buffalo Lick, Perryville, Prestons Salines.

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


Total Population 2,090
Population in Households 2,090
Population in Familes 1,742
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 264
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $35,403
Average Household Income $48,300
Per Capita Income $20,157


Total Housing Units 971 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 652 (67.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 230 (23.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 89 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $85,019
Average Home Value $108,180


Total Households 882
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 598
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 0.08% -0.35%
Households 0.04% -0.37%
Families 0.1% -0.44%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   2.82%

Saltville, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Saltville 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 # 264 55th
Population Density # 452 24th
Diversity Index # 571 4th
Median Household Income # 519 13th
Per Capita Income # 515 13th

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