Wise, VA Profile: Facts & Data


Wise Local Links & Resources:
Hotels | Resources | ALL Wise Content

Also See: Wise, VA ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps | Local Area Photos

Wise, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Wise had a population of 3,281 as of July 1, 2018. Wise 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 Wise is located at latitude 36.9767 and longitude -82.5807 in Wise County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Wise (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Wise County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,451 feet.

The Town of Wise (GNIS ID: 2391490) 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 Wise: Big Glades, Gladesville Court House, Gladeville, Wise Court House.

Jump to... (On This Page!)
  1. Wise 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for Wise (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
  2. Virginia Research Tools (Easy Tools & Current Data)
  3. Virginia Data Comparison Tool - 2018 Demographics

Research a Virginia Address and get...

Boundary Maps, Demographic Data, School Zones Review maps and data for the neighborhood, city, county, ZIP Code, and school zone. July 1, 2018, data includes home values, household income, percentage of homes owned, rented or vacant, etc.


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


Total Population 3,281
Population in Households 3,152
Population in Familes 2,515
Population in Group Qrtrs 129
Population Density2 1,076
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $45,498
Average Household Income $67,180
Per Capita Income $28,006


Total Housing Units 1,656 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,052 (63.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 446 (26.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 158 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $129,847
Average Home Value $160,660


Total Households 1,498
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 978
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 -0.02% -0.52%
Households 0.08% -0.5%
Families 1.4% -0.6%
Median Household Income   2.67%
Per Capita Income   3.49%

Wise, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wise 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 # 225 62nd
Population Density # 230 61st
Diversity Index # 526 11th
Median Household Income # 374 37th
Per Capita Income # 285 52nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.

Quick & Easy Ways to...

  1. Get Current Demographic Data for Cities, Towns, and ZIP Codes
  2. View Boundary Maps, for Cities, Towns, and ZIP Codes
  3. Locate Physical, Cultural, and Historical Features
  4. Research Public Schools & Attendance Zones

Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool

Compare Virginia July 1, 2018 Data
Highest or Lowest: