Wise County, Virginia Population 2019

Wise County, Virginia's estimated population is 38,611 with a growth rate of -1.06% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wise County, Virginia is the 45th largest county in Virginia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201838,012-599-1.55%
201738,611-415-1.06%
201639,026-541-1.37%
201539,567-341-0.85%
201439,908-767-1.89%
201340,675-244-0.60%
201240,919-543-1.31%
201141,462-123-0.30%
201041,5852,0125.08%
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
White36,557
Black or African American2,131
Two or More Races514
Asian178
Some Other Race94
American Indian and Alaska Native45
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander20

Wise County, Virginia Population Pyramid 2019

Wise County, Virginia Median Age

40.3


Total

39


Male

42.1


Female

Wise County, Virginia Adults

There are 31,581 adults, (6,456 of whom are seniors) in Wise County, Virginia.

Wise County, Virginia Age Dependency

57.4

Age Dependency Ratio

25.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Wise County, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

18,927

47.87%

Male

20,612

52.13%

Wise County, Virginia Households and Families

Wise County, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Wise County, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.8%15.2%
All69.2%30.8%
Male66.5%33.5%
Non Family57.7%42.3%
Female42.5%57.5%

69.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All15,1042.4269.2
Married7,4372.9884.8
Non Family4,8431.2457.7
Female2,1772.9942.5
Male6472.8866.5

2.9

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

5.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Wise County, Virginia Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,83610.23%
9th to 12th Grade3,94414.22%
High School Graduate8,93232.20%
Some College6,06021.85%
Associates Degree2,0987.56%
Bachelors Degree2,3948.63%
Graduate Degree1,4715.30%

Wise County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White25,63019,5953,718
Black1,5661,01932
Hispanic23314712
Multiple Races20410022
Asian13512788
Other Race81455
Native American319

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 94.07%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 65.19%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,393$37,269$23,969
Less Than High School$18,859$21,191$14,063
High School Grad$26,285$34,392$19,628
Some College$30,339$36,108$22,881
Bachelors Degree$40,162$48,578$34,911
Graduate Degree$67,895$94,318$46,964

$31,393

Average Earnings

$37,269

Average Male

$23,969

Average Female

Wise County, Virginia Language

Wise County, Virginia Language by Age

Wise County, Virginia Language

97.87% of Wise County, Virginia residents speak only English, while 2.13% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.92% of the population.

Wise County, Virginia Poverty

Wise County, Virginia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White34,8746,58918.89%
Black69540758.56%
Hispanic32917854.10%
Multiple4036917.12%
Islander2020100.00%
Asian145128.28%
Other74810.81%

19.93%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.69%

Male Poverty Rate

22.14%

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 Asian, with 8.28% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.09%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.42%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.63%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.11%
High School17.25%
Some College13.53%
Bachelors or Greater5.01%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed58.75%
Male Unemployed44.99%
Male Employed9.48%
Female Employed7.17%

Wise County, Virginia Income

Wise County, Virginia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$38,255$53,442
Families$47,883$62,587
Married Families$57,266$74,199
Non Families$22,758$32,879

Wise County, Virginia Marital Status

Wise County, Virginia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.9%

Male Marriage Rate

48.5%

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

Wise County, Virginia Marital Status by Race

Wise County, Virginia Veterans

2,286

Number of Veterans

2,214

Male Veterans

72

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,024
First Gulf War413
Second Gulf War227
Korea168
World War II122

Wise County, Virginia Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,1807.53%
Black653.43%
2 or More337.97%
Hispanic217.61%
Other55.32%
Indian36.67%

Wise County, Virginia Veterans by Education

6.99%

Veteran Poverty Rate

53.36%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wise County, Virginia Employment Status

45.3%

Labor Force Participation

40.9%

Employment Rate

9.6%

Unemployment Rate

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%
  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