Smyth County, Virginia Population 2019

Smyth County, Virginia's estimated population is 30,722 with a growth rate of -1.28% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Smyth County, Virginia is the 58th largest county in Virginia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201830,472-250-0.81%
201730,722-399-1.28%
201631,121-290-0.92%
201531,411-160-0.51%
201431,571-202-0.64%
201331,773-122-0.38%
201231,895-149-0.46%
201132,044-154-0.48%
201032,198-172-0.53%
199032,370-996-2.99%
198033,3662,0176.43%
197031,3492830.91%
196031,0668792.91%
195030,1871,3264.59%
194028,8613,73614.87%
193025,1253,00013.56%
192022,1251,7998.85%
191020,3263,20518.72%
190017,1213,76128.15%
189013,3601,2009.87%
188012,1603,26236.66%
18708,898-54-0.60%
18608,9527909.68%
18508,1621,64025.15%
18406,5220.00%

Smyth County, Virginia Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White29,959
Black or African American747
Two or More Races369
Asian156
Some Other Race40
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander17
American Indian and Alaska Native10

Smyth County, Virginia Population Pyramid 2019

Smyth County, Virginia Median Age

44.6


Total

42.9


Male

46.2


Female

Smyth County, Virginia Adults

There are 25,102 adults, (6,422 of whom are seniors) in Smyth County, Virginia.

Smyth County, Virginia Age Dependency

67.5

Age Dependency Ratio

34.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Smyth County, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

15,912

50.84%

Male

15,386

49.16%

Smyth County, Virginia Households and Families

Smyth County, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Smyth County, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.4%16.6%
Male74.5%25.5%
All70.3%29.7%
Non Family59.1%40.9%
Female44.6%55.4%

70.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,8292.3970.3
Married6,3773.0183.4
Non Family4,3301.1559.1
Female1,4953.0544.6
Male6272.9674.5

2.94

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

4.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Smyth County, Virginia Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,6207.12%
9th to 12th Grade2,2469.88%
High School Graduate8,62437.93%
Some College4,96321.83%
Associates Degree1,9908.75%
Bachelors Degree2,0278.91%
Graduate Degree1,2675.57%

Smyth County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White21,65118,0623,162
Black54242751
Hispanic31720761
Multiple Races14511520
Asian12885
Other Race295
Islander1010
Native American101010

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,307$35,612$23,451
Less Than High School$21,146$24,904$14,135
High School Grad$26,168$31,370$20,879
Some College$27,370$38,448$21,143
Bachelors Degree$42,901$48,553$38,683
Graduate Degree$58,516$74,773$52,159

$30,307

Average Earnings

$35,612

Average Male

$23,451

Average Female

Smyth County, Virginia Language

Smyth County, Virginia Language by Age

Smyth County, Virginia Language

97.82% of Smyth County, Virginia residents speak only English, while 2.18% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.35% of the population.

Smyth County, Virginia Poverty

Smyth County, Virginia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White29,0354,74416.34%
Black58624341.47%
Hispanic60616126.57%
Multiple35812936.03%
Asian1503926.00%

17.35%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.06%

Male Poverty Rate

17.63%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Smyth County, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Smyth County, Virginia is Black, with 41.47% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Smyth County, Virginia is White, with 16.34% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.36%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.01%
High School15.52%
Some College12.16%
Bachelors or Greater6.02%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed47.46%
Male Unemployed36.42%
Female Employed8.81%
Male Employed6.04%

Smyth County, Virginia Income

Smyth County, Virginia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$40,544$52,424
Families$50,345$61,310
Married Families$57,472-
Non Families$19,932$33,008

Smyth County, Virginia Marital Status

Smyth County, Virginia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

52.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.3%

Male Marriage Rate

50.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Smyth County, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

Smyth County, Virginia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Smyth County, Virginia Marital Status by Race

Smyth County, Virginia Veterans

2,201

Number of Veterans

2,093

Male Veterans

108

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam972
First Gulf War313
Second Gulf War246
Korea191
World War II80

Smyth County, Virginia Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,1669.00%
Hispanic246.09%
2 or More1811.54%
Black172.64%

Smyth County, Virginia Veterans by Education

13.76%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Smyth County, Virginia Employment Status

52.8%

Labor Force Participation

49.4%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Smyth County, Virginia

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Marion59685855-113-1.89%
Saltville 20772009-68-3.27%
Chilhowie17781721-57-3.21%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
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