Appalachia, Virginia Population 2020

1,514
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Appalachia is a city located in Virginia. With a 2020 population of 1,514, it is the 110th largest city in Virginia and the 8672nd largest city in the United States. Appalachia is currently declining at a rate of -1.69% annually and its population has decreased by -13.68% 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 663 people per square mile.

The average household income in Appalachia is $40,356 with a poverty rate of 40.03%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $454 per month, and the median house value is $62,600. The median age in Appalachia is 37.6 years, 37.8 years for males, and 37.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 105.2 males.

Appalachia Demographics

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

  • White: 89.04%
  • Two or more races: 7.22%
  • Black or African American: 3.61%
  • Asian: 0.14%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Appalachia, Virginia is 1,514, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,566.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,754.

Appalachia, Virginia Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,30889.04%
Two or More Races1067.22%
Black or African American533.61%
Asian20.14%
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Appalachia Population Pyramid 2020

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Appalachia Median Age

37.6


Total

37.8


Male

37.5


Female

Appalachia Adults

There are 1,098 adults, (269 of whom are seniors) in Appalachia.

Appalachia Age Dependency

77.2

Age Dependency Ratio

32.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Appalachia Sex Ratio

Female

716

48.74%

Male

753

51.26%

Appalachia Households and Families

Appalachia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Appalachia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male89.5%10.5%
Married80.5%19.5%
All54.4%45.6%
Non Family46.7%53.3%
Female33%67%

54.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6182.3854.4
Non Family2101.346.7
Married1952.7680.5
Female1943.1933
Male192.1689.5

2.86

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

5.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

1.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Appalachia Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade748.05%
9th to 12th Grade13214.36%
High School Graduate27630.03%
Some College25427.64%
Associates Degree788.49%
Bachelors Degree677.29%
Graduate Degree384.13%
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Appalachia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White880682100
Multiple Races26183
Black66
Hispanic55
Asian222

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 asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,371$33,553$20,833
Less Than High School$16,667$17,750$
High School Grad$26,136$26,023$37,639
Some College$18,542$33,125$14,917
Bachelors Degree$50,750$50,417$51,250
Graduate Degree$$123,250$

$26,371

Average Earnings

$33,553

Average Male

$20,833

Average Female

Appalachia Language

Appalachia Language by Age

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Appalachia Language

99.25% of Appalachia residents speak only English, while 0.75% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.60% of the population.

Appalachia Poverty

Appalachia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,30144033.82%
Multiple1069690.57%
Black534788.68%
Hispanic7571.43%

40.03%

Overall Poverty Rate

42.50%

Male Poverty Rate

37.43%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Appalachia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Appalachia is Multiple, with 90.57% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Appalachia is White, with 33.82% 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 42.37%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.03%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School36.89%
High School28.99%
Some College25.90%
Bachelors or Greater12.38%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed66.67%
Female Unemployed50.00%
Male Employed14.17%
Female Employed7.87%

Appalachia Income

Appalachia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$30,234$40,356
Families$36,354$48,121
Married Families$49,821-
Non Families$19,375$24,266
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Appalachia Marital Status

Appalachia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

36.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.2%

Male Marriage Rate

34.0%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Appalachia Marital Status by Race

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Appalachia Veterans

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83

Number of Veterans

77

Male Veterans

6

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam32
World War II10
Korea9
First Gulf War3
Second Gulf War
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Age Group Veterans
75+41
65 to 7427
55 to 6412
35 to 543
18 to 34
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Name Veterans % of Total
White807.67%
2 or More311.54%

Appalachia Veterans by Education

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3.61%

Veteran Poverty Rate

56.63%

Veteran Disability Rate

Appalachia Employment Status

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39.5%

Labor Force Participation

33.7%

Employment Rate

14.8%

Unemployment Rate

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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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71.20%

Born in Virginia

99.86%

Native Born

0.14%

Foreign Born

0.14%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.86% of Appalachia residents were born in the United States, with 71.20% having been born in Virginia. 0.14% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20201,514-26-1.69%
20191,540-26-1.66%
20181,566-25-1.57%
20171,591-26-1.61%
20161,617-24-1.46%
20151,641-24-1.44%
20141,665-40-2.35%
20131,705-20-1.16%
20121,725-20-1.15%
20111,745-7-0.40%
20101,7520.00%