Wise County VA Information


Wise County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 40,690
Daytime Population: Workers 15,942
Daytime Population: Residents 26,563
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 42,505
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.04
Population in Households 37,662
Population in Familes 30,801
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,028
Population Density2 101
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $38,550
Average Household Income $52,630
Per Capita Income $21,010


Total Housing Units 17,940 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,904 (60.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,873 (27.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,163 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $91,202
Average Home Value $124,319


Total Households 15,777
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 10,644
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 -0.26% -0.49%
Households -0.17% -0.49%
Families -0.32% -0.59%
Median Household Income   3.49%
Per Capita Income   3.41%


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, 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 # 43 68th
Population Density # 70 48th
Diversity Index # 113 16th
Median Household Income # 106 21st
Per Capita Income # 107 20th

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