Wise County VA Information


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  1. Wise County 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates forWise County (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
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Wise County VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 41,000
Population in Households 38,037
Population in Familes 31,337
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,963
Population Density2 102
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $37,891
Average Household Income $52,291
Per Capita Income $20,964


Total Housing Units 17,940 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,260 (62.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,644 (25.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,036 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $95,067
Average Home Value $123,526


Total Households 15,904
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 10,720
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 -0.13% -0.53%
Households -0.05% -0.55%
Families -0.19% -0.65%
Median Household Income   2.33%
Per Capita Income   3.46%


Wise County VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wise County to the other 133 counties / independent cities and county equivalents 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 # 43 68th
Population Density # 70 48th
Diversity Index # 115 14th
Median Household Income # 115 14th
Per Capita Income # 113 16th

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