Wise County, Virginia Population 2018

Wise County, Virginia's estimated population is 38,586 with a growth rate of -3.71% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wise County, Virginia is the 44th largest county in Virginia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201738,586-1,488-3.71%
201640,0741,0402.66%
201639,034-506-1.28%
201539,540-344-0.86%
201439,884-769-1.89%
201340,653-246-0.60%
201240,899-540-1.30%
201141,439-122-0.29%
201041,5611,9885.02%
199039,573-4,290-9.78%
198043,8637,91622.02%
197035,947-7,632-17.51%
196043,579-12,757-22.64%
195056,3363,8787.39%
194052,4581,2912.52%
193051,1674,66710.04%
192046,50012,33836.12%
191034,16214,50973.83%
190019,65310,308110.30%
18909,3451,57320.24%
18807,7722,98762.42%
18704,7852776.14%
18604,5080.00%

Wise County, Virginia Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White37,110
Black or African American2,115
Two or More Races498
Asian179
Some Other Race117
American Indian and Alaska Native35
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander20

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Wise County, Virginia Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Wise County, Virginia Median Age

40


Total

39


Male

41.1


Female

Wise County, Virginia Adults

There are 31,979 adults, (6,332 of which are seniors) in Wise County, Virginia.

Wise County, Virginia Age Dependency

56.2

Age Dependency Ratio

24.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Wise County, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

19,368

48.33%

Male

20,706

51.67%

Wise County, Virginia Households and Families

Wise County, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Wise County, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.3%15.7%
All68.6%31.4%
Male68.5%31.5%
Non Family59.2%40.8%
Female38.6%61.4%

68.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wise County, Virginia Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All15,2252.4468.6
Married7,3973.0184.3
Non Family4,9601.2259.2
Female2,2993.1538.6
Male5692.868.5

2.96

Average Family Size

2.44

Average Household Size

5.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Wise County, Virginia Households

Wise County, Virginia Education

Wise County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,03110.84%
9th to 12th Grade3,89313.92%
High School Graduate9,15632.74%
Some College5,93821.23%
Associates Degree1,9146.84%
Bachelors Degree2,4898.90%
Graduate Degree1,5455.52%

Wise County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White25,83719,6403,869
Black1,5581,00625
Hispanic28319840
Multiple Races21512339
Asian11611377
Other Race99635
Native American2815

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 97.41%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 66.38%.

Wise County, Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,495$39,082$21,719
Less Than High School$18,293$21,933$13,201
High School Grad$25,489$32,951$17,148
Some College$27,876$40,038$20,439
Bachelors Degree$39,923$48,953$34,839
Graduate Degree$66,563$83,266$46,042

$30,495

Average Earnings

$39,082

Average Male

$21,719

Average Female

Wise County, Virginia Language

Wise County, Virginia Language by Age

Wise County, Virginia Language

97.60% of Wise County, Virginia residents speak only English, while 2.40% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.21% of the population.

Wise County, Virginia Poverty

Wise County, Virginia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White35,6237,20320.22%
Black67837955.90%
Hispanic32015046.88%
Multiple40110626.43%
Asian1442114.58%
Islander2020100.00%
Other761013.16%

21.16%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.71%

Male Poverty Rate

23.56%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wise County, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wise County, Virginia is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wise County, Virginia is Other, with 13.16% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.79%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.55%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.90%.

Wise County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.21%
High School19.18%
Some College13.97%
Bachelors or Greater5.01%

Wise County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed58.26%
Male Unemployed45.42%
Female Employed8.55%
Male Employed7.94%

Wise County, Virginia Income

Wise County, Virginia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$36,352$51,613
Families$45,866$60,798
Married Families$55,987$72,963
Non Families$20,868$30,777

Wise County, Virginia Marital Status

Wise County, Virginia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.6%

Male Marriage Rate

46.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Wise County, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

Wise County, Virginia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Wise County, Virginia Marital Status by Race

Wise County, Virginia Veterans

Wise County, Virginia Veterans by War

2,322

Number of Veterans

2,265

Male Veterans

57

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,139
First Gulf War340
Korea221
Second Gulf War202
World War II112

Wise County, Virginia Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74792
75+505
35 to 54445
55 to 64436
18 to 34144

Wise County, Virginia Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,2187.56%
Black673.52%
2 or More328.74%
Hispanic195.41%
Other54.35%

Wise County, Virginia Veterans by Education

6.57%

Veteran Poverty Rate

54.20%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wise County, Virginia Employment Status

Wise County, Virginia Employment by Age

46.4%

Labor Force Participation

41.5%

Employment Rate

10.4%

Unemployment Rate

Wise County, Virginia Employment by Race

Wise County, Virginia Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Wise County, Virginia

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Big Stone Gap56105372-238-4.24%
Wise32473083-164-5.05%
Coeburn20811986-95-4.57%
Appalachia17511654-97-5.54%
Pound1011954-57-5.64%
St. Paul 956907-49-5.13%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990