Abingdon, Virginia Population 2021

7,725
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Abingdon is a city located in Washington County Virginia. It is also the county seat of Washington County. With a 2020 population of 7,725, it is the 48th largest city in Virginia and the 3718th largest city in the United States . Abingdon is currently declining at a rate of -0.91% annually and its population has decreased by -5.69% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,191 in 2010. Abingdon reached it's highest population of 8,226 in 2010. Spanning over 8 miles, Abingdon has a population density of 960 people per square mile.

The average household income in Abingdon is $69,105 with a poverty rate of 16.22%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $692 per month, and the median house value is $169,500. The median age in Abingdon is 46 years, 42.9 years for males, and 47.7 years for females.

Abingdon Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Abingdon was:

  • White: 94.61%
  • Black or African American: 2.25%
  • Two or more races: 1.81%
  • Asian: 1.07%
  • Native American: 0.15%
  • Other race: 0.11%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Abingdon, Virginia is 7,725 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,938.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 8,191.

Abingdon, Virginia Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,53194.61%
Black or African American1792.25%
Two or More Races1441.81%
Asian851.07%
American Indian and Alaska Native120.15%
Some Other Race90.11%
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Abingdon Population by Race

Abingdon Population Pyramid $2021

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Abingdon Median Age

46


Total

42.9


Male

47.7


Female

Abingdon Adults

There are 6,508 adults, (1,862 of whom are seniors) in Abingdon.

Abingdon Age Dependency

71.3

Age Dependency Ratio

40.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Abingdon Sex Ratio

Female

4,046

50.83%

Male

3,914

49.17%

Abingdon Population by Age

Abingdon Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Abingdon Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.4%27.6%
Male59.6%40.4%
All51%49%
Non Family36.2%63.8%
Female36%64%

51.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Abingdon Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,7262.0751
Non Family1,8111.1536.2
Married1,4542.8872.4
Female3473.236
Male1142.7959.6

2.9

Average Family Size

2.07

Average Household Size

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Abingdon Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2454.10%
9th to 12th Grade2964.95%
High School Graduate1,44224.13%
Some College1,17919.73%
Associates Degree5749.61%
Bachelors Degree1,14019.08%
Graduate Degree1,09918.39%
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Abingdon Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Abingdon Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White5,6675,1632,131
Black14412817
Asian646450
Hispanic534421
2+ Races353520
Native American12
Other Race9

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 78.13%.

Abingdon Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,551$43,964$30,069
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$19,481$32,031$15,663
Some College$27,500$30,417$26,205
Bachelors Degree$56,765$65,595$44,286
Graduate Degree$58,229$74,659$47,031

$36,551

Average Earnings

$43,964

Average Male

$30,069

Average Female

Abingdon Earnings by Educational Attainment

Abingdon Language by Age

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Abingdon Language

97.53% of Abingdon residents speak only English, while 2.47% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.95% of the population.

Abingdon Language

Abingdon Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,3121,19916.40%
Black1672716.17%
Native1212100.00%
Multiple14485.56%
Asian8589.41%
Hispanic61813.11%

16.22%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.37%

Male Poverty Rate

15.10%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Abingdon

The race most likely to be in poverty in Abingdon is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Abingdon is Multiple, with 5.56% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.37%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.43%.

Abingdon Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade52.30%
High School21.09%
Some College11.23%
Bachelors or Greater5.58%

Abingdon Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed40.91%
Male Unemployed39.55%
Female Employed7.57%
Male Employed4.00%

Abingdon Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Abingdon Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$45,848$69,105
Families$77,011$100,723
Married Families$84,125-
Non Families$25,532$35,020
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Income by Household Type

Abingdon Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.4%

Male Marriage Rate

41.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Abingdon Married by Age and Sex

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Abingdon 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 45-54.

Abingdon Marital Status by Race

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Abingdon Marital Status

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549

Number of Veterans

475

Male Veterans

74

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam254
First Gulf War77
Second Gulf War30
World War II27
Korea24

Abingdon Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+239
65 to 74193
55 to 6455
35 to 5449
18 to 3413

Abingdon Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5078.19%
Black4229.17%

Abingdon Veterans by Race

Abingdon Veterans by Education

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3.61%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.97%

Veteran Disability Rate

Abingdon Veterans by Education

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54.2%

Labor Force Participation

50.3%

Employment Rate

6.1%

Unemployment Rate

Abingdon Employment by Age

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Abingdon Employment by Race

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Abingdon Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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58.05%

Born in Abingdon

98.07%

Native Born

1.93%

Foreign Born

1.03%

Non Citizen

0.90%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.07% of Abingdon residents were born in the United States, with 58.05% having been born in Virginia. 1.03% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Abingdon Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20217,725-71-0.91%
20207,796-71-0.90%
20197,867-71-0.89%
20187,938-35-0.44%
20177,973-58-0.72%
20168,031-19-0.24%
20158,050-65-0.80%
20148,115-37-0.45%
20138,152-22-0.27%
20128,174-8-0.10%
20118,182-44-0.53%
20108,2264460.56%
20007,7807771.06%
19907,0032,6854.95%
19804,318-58-0.13%
19704,376-382-0.83%
19604,758490.10%
19504,7091,5514.08%
19403,1582810.94%
19302,8773451.29%
19202,5320.00%

Abingdon Population by Year