Tazewell, VA Profile: Facts & Data


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Tazewell, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Tazewell had a population of 4,524 as of July 1, 2018. Tazewell 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 Tazewell is located at latitude 37.1289 and longitude -81.5065 in Tazewell County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Tazewell (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Tazewell County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,503 feet.

The Town of Tazewell (GNIS ID: 2391440) 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 Tazewell: Jeffersonville, Tazewell Courthouse.

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


Total Population 4,524
Population in Households 4,333
Population in Familes 3,504
Population in Group Qrtrs 191
Population Density2 654
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $32,682
Average Household Income $53,473
Per Capita Income $23,158


Total Housing Units 2,186 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,319 (60.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 618 (28.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 249 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $113,846
Average Home Value $146,927


Total Households 1,937
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 1,239
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 -0.27% -0.68%
Households -0.28% -0.71%
Families -0.17% -0.82%
Median Household Income   3.33%
Per Capita Income   3.51%

Tazewell, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tazewell 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 # 199 67th
Population Density # 328 45th
Diversity Index # 470 21st
Median Household Income # 559 6th
Per Capita Income # 404 32nd

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