Wytheville, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Wytheville, Virginia - Basic Facts

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The Town of Wytheville had a population of 8,308 as of July 1, 2017. Wytheville 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 Wytheville is located at latitude 36.9534 and longitude -81.0884 in Wythe County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Wytheville (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Wythe County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,287 feet.

The Town of Wytheville (GNIS ID: 2391497) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wytheville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wytheville: Abbeville, Evansham.

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


Total Population 8,308
Daytime Population: Workers 9,489
Daytime Population: Residents 4,977
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 14,466
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.74
Population in Households 8,137
Population in Familes 6,059
Population in Group Qrtrs 171
Population Density2 573
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $44,191
Average Household Income $58,283
Per Capita Income $27,846


Total Housing Units 4,422 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,137 (48.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,781 (40.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 504 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $153,876
Average Home Value $177,339


Total Households 3,918
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 2,214
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 0.16% -0.05%
Households 0.27% 0.01%
Families 0.25% -0.16%
Median Household Income   1.52%
Per Capita Income   2.35%

Wytheville, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wytheville to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 143 76th
Population Density # 352 41st
Diversity Index # 447 24th
Median Household Income # 375 37th
Per Capita Income # 263 56th

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