Appalachia, Virginia Population 2021

1,483
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Appalachia is a city located in Wise County Virginia. With a 2020 population of 1,483, it is the 111th largest city in Virginia and the 8749th largest city in the United States . Appalachia is currently declining at a rate of -1.66% annually and its population has decreased by -15.45% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,754 in 2010. Appalachia reached it's highest population of 1,752 in 2010. Spanning over 2 miles, Appalachia has a population density of 649 people per square mile.

The average household income in Appalachia is $38,551 with a poverty rate of 41.76%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $370 per month, and the median house value is $58,700. The median age in Appalachia is 39.2 years, 39.8 years for males, and 37.9 years for females.

Appalachia Demographics

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

  • White: 88.71%
  • Two or more races: 9.35%
  • Black or African American: 1.94%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Appalachia, Virginia is 1,483 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,558.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,754.

Appalachia, Virginia Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,28188.71%
Two or More Races1359.35%
Black or African American281.94%
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Appalachia Population by Race

Appalachia Population Pyramid $2021

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Appalachia Median Age

39.2


Total

39.8


Male

37.9


Female

Appalachia Adults

There are 1,057 adults, (254 of whom are seniors) in Appalachia.

Appalachia Age Dependency

79.8

Age Dependency Ratio

31.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Appalachia Sex Ratio

Female

728

50.42%

Male

716

49.58%

Appalachia Population by Age

Appalachia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Appalachia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male87.5%12.5%
Married81.9%18.1%
All53.4%46.6%
Non Family47.1%52.9%
Female31.9%68.1%

53.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Appalachia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6072.3853.4
Non Family2381.247.1
Female1823.3131.9
Married1712.9881.9
Male162.9487.5

3.05

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

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Appalachia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade636.76%
9th to 12th Grade12613.52%
High School Graduate25327.15%
Some College30332.51%
Associates Degree849.01%
Bachelors Degree758.05%
Graduate Degree283.00%
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Appalachia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Appalachia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White86268294
2+ Races44359
Black2222
Hispanic44

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 20.45%.

Appalachia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,296$33,095$19,063
Less Than 9th Grade$15,417$$
High School Graduate$27,250$26,750$28,500
Some College$17,212$34,000$13,417
Bachelors Degree$50,208$34,688$51,250
Graduate Degree$125,313$126,000$

$26,296

Average Earnings

$33,095

Average Male

$19,063

Average Female

Appalachia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Appalachia Language by Age

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Appalachia Language

99.46% of Appalachia residents speak only English, while 0.54% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.54% of the population.

Appalachia Language

Appalachia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,27446136.19%
Multiple13513297.78%
Black28621.43%
Hispanic7457.14%

41.76%

Overall Poverty Rate

45.11%

Male Poverty Rate

38.46%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Appalachia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Appalachia is Multiple, with 97.78% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Appalachia is Black, with 21.43% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.88%. Among those working part-time, it was 43.41%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 41.54%.

Appalachia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade42.33%
Some College31.01%
High School30.83%
Bachelors or Greater17.48%

Appalachia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed85.71%
Female Unemployed52.50%
Male Employed15.38%
Female Employed8.59%

Appalachia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Appalachia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$27,554$38,551
Families$36,313$47,179
Married Families$50,625-
Non Families$16,042$23,382
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Income by Household Type

Appalachia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

33.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.9%

Male Marriage Rate

29.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Appalachia Married by Age and Sex

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Appalachia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Appalachia Marital Status by Race

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Appalachia Marital Status

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61

Number of Veterans

59

Male Veterans

2

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam29
World War II6
Korea6
First Gulf War3
Second Gulf War2

Appalachia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+24
65 to 7424
55 to 648
35 to 545
18 to 34

Appalachia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White585.85%
2+ Races36.82%

Appalachia Veterans by Race

Appalachia Veterans by Education

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4.92%

Veteran Poverty Rate

60.66%

Veteran Disability Rate

Appalachia Veterans by Education

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37.5%

Labor Force Participation

31.9%

Employment Rate

14.9%

Unemployment Rate

Appalachia Employment by Age

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Appalachia Employment by Race

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Appalachia 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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71.40%

Born in Appalachia

100.00%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100.00% of Appalachia residents were born in the United States, with 71.40% having been born in Virginia. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Appalachia Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,483-25-1.66%
20201,508-25-1.63%
20191,533-25-1.60%
20181,558-30-1.89%
20171,588-29-1.79%
20161,617-24-1.46%
20151,641-23-1.38%
20141,664-43-2.52%
20131,707-20-1.16%
20121,727-18-1.03%
20111,745-7-0.40%
20101,7520.00%

Appalachia Population by Year