Wise County VA Information

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Wise County VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Wise County VA Housing Affordability Index is 200
State of Virginia Housing Affordability Index is 126
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Wise County VA Wealth Index is 49
State of Virginia Wealth Index is 124
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 42,984 (100%)
Population in Households 39,929 (92.9%)
Population in Families 32,684 (76.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 3,055 ( 7.1%)
Population Density 107
Diversity Index2 18
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $36,187
Average Household Income $51,389
Per Capita Income $20,148
Wealth Index4 49

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 18,651 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,035 (64.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,670 (25.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,946 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $90,922
Housing Affordability Index3 200
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 16,705
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 11,293
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.39% -0.09%
Households 0.49% -0.07%
Families 0.39% -0.14%
Median Household Income   1.27%
Per Capita Income   1.41%

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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, 2019 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 # 41 70th
Population Density # 68 50th
Diversity Index # 113 16th
Median Household Income # 123 8th
Per Capita Income # 125 7th

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