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Wise, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Wise had a population of 3,429 as of July 1, 2019. 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 36.9759 and longitude -82.5757 in Wise County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Wise 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.

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

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Wise, VA Housing Affordability Index is 217
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, VA Wealth Index is 64
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 3,429
Population in Households 3,296
Population in Familes 2,610
Population in Group Qrtrs 133
Population Density 1,132
Diversity Index1 13
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $44,335
Average Household Income $61,881
Per Capita Income $25,313
Wealth Index3 64

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,711 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,122 (65.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 448 (26.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 141 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $112,156
Housing Affordability Index2 217
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,570
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 1,028
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 0.46% -0.04%
Households 0.58% -0.01%
Families 1.8% -0.08%
Median Household Income   0.79%
Per Capita Income   1.12%

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, 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 # 223 63rd
Population Density # 213 64th
Diversity Index # 522 12th
Median Household Income # 426 28th
Per Capita Income # 378 36th

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