Appalachia, Virginia Population 2024

1,371

Appalachia is a city located in Wise County Virginia. Appalachia has a 2024 population of 1,371. Appalachia is currently declining at a rate of -1.15% annually and its population has decreased by -4.39% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,434 in 2020.

The average household income in Appalachia is $41,689 with a poverty rate of 38.74%. The median age in Appalachia is 32.4 years: 37 years for males, and 28.9 years for females.

Appalachia Demographics

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

  • White: 82.84%
  • Two or more races: 12.37%
  • Black or African American: 4.79%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
3.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
398.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.39% (-63)
The current population of Appalachia, Virginia is 1,371 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,434.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,31382.84%
Two or more races19612.37%
Black or African American764.79%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Appalachia Population by Race

Appalachia Population Pyramid 2024

Appalachia Median Age

32.4

Total

37

Male

28.9

Female

Appalachia Adults

There are 1,108 adults, (218 of whom are seniors) in Appalachia.

Appalachia Age Dependency

78.1

Age Dependency Ratio

24.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

53.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Appalachia Sex Ratio

Female81251.23%
Male77348.77%

Appalachia Population by Age

Appalachia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6232.5454.945.1
Married2283.666.233.8
Non Family2161.1750.949.1
Female1302.8438.561.5
Male492.9263.336.7

3.24

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

54.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Appalachia Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade747.74%
Associates Degree13013.6%
Bachelors Degree535.54%
Graduate Degree293.03%
High School Graduate30331.69%
Less Than 9th Grade778.05%
Some College29030.33%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Appalachia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Appalachia Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White87472679
2+ Races61613
Hispanic34310
Black14140

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 9.04%.

Appalachia Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$0$0$15,781
Graduate Degree$95,938$0$81,250
High School Graduate$38,750$40,735$0
Less Than 9th Grade$42,917$0$0
Overall$31,042$40,000$16,950
Some College$26,944$36,250$0

$31,042

Average Earnings

$40,000

Average Male

$16,950

Average Female

Appalachia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Appalachia Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Appalachia Language

98.92% of Appalachia residents speak only English, while 1.08% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.81% of the population.

Appalachia Language

Appalachia Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,30643032.92%
Multiple19618091.84%
Hispanic403792.5%

38.74%

Overall Poverty Rate

34.8%

Male Poverty Rate

42.49%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Appalachia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Appalachia is Hispanic, with 92.5% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Appalachia is White, with 32.92% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.54%. Among those working part-time, it was 37.45%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 40.91%.

Appalachia Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade44.37%
High School34.98%
Some College27.14%
Bachelors or Greater14.63%

Appalachia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed88.57%
Female Unemployed86.96%
Male Employed17.94%
Female Employed9.09%

Appalachia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Appalachia Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$39,306$47,836
Households$34,896$41,689
Married Families$50,000$-999,999,999
Non Families$19,625$28,405

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Appalachia Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

38.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.9%

Male Marriage Rate

37.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Appalachia Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Appalachia Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

68

Number of Veterans

50

Male Veterans

18

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam30
First Gulf War18
Second Gulf War5
Korea0
World War II0

Appalachia Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7426
35 to 5423
75+14
55 to 645
18 to 340

Appalachia Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White686.65%

Appalachia Veterans by Race

Appalachia Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

23.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.06%

Veteran Disability Rate

Appalachia Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

48.4%

Labor Force Participation

43.4%

Employment Rate

10.2%

Unemployment Rate

Appalachia Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Appalachia Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Appalachia Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

73.06%

Born in Appalachia

99.31%

Native Born

0.69%

Foreign Born

0.38%

Non Citizen

0.32%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.31% of Appalachia residents were born in the United States, with 73.06% having been born in Virginia. 0.38% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Appalachia Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,292-16-1.22%
20281,308-16-1.21%
20271,324-15-1.12%
20261,339-16-1.18%
20251,355-16-1.17%
20241,371-16-1.15%
20231,387-9-0.64%
20221,396-18-1.27%
20211,414-20-1.39%
20201,434-103-6.7%
20191,537-23-1.47%
20181,560-31-1.95%
20171,591-29-1.79%
20161,620-21-1.28%
20151,641-24-1.44%
20141,665-43-2.52%
20131,708-20-1.16%
20121,728-19-1.09%
20111,747-5-0.29%
20101,75200%

Appalachia Population by Year