Chilhowie, Virginia Population 2024

1,607

Chilhowie is a city located in Smyth County and Washington County Virginia. Chilhowie has a 2024 population of 1,607. Chilhowie is currently declining at a rate of -0.8% annually and its population has decreased by -3.02% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,657 in 2020.

The average household income in Chilhowie is $71,650 with a poverty rate of 11.1%. The median age in Chilhowie is 47.1 years: 42.7 years for males, and 48.8 years for females.

Chilhowie Demographics

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

  • White: 89.54%
  • Two or more races: 4.64%
  • Black or African American: 4.22%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.97%
  • Asian: 0.42%
  • Other race: 0.21%
  • Native American: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
2.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
634.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.02% (-50)
The current population of Chilhowie, Virginia is 1,607 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,657.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,12389.54%
Two or more races1104.64%
Black or African American1004.22%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander230.97%
Asian100.42%
Other race50.21%
Native American00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Asian

Other race

Native American

Chilhowie Population by Race

Chilhowie Population Pyramid 2024

Chilhowie Median Age

47.1

Total

42.7

Male

48.8

Female

Chilhowie Adults

There are 1,950 adults, (563 of whom are seniors) in Chilhowie.

Chilhowie Age Dependency

70.9

Age Dependency Ratio

40.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Chilhowie Sex Ratio

Female1,31855.59%
Male1,05344.41%

Chilhowie Population by Age

Chilhowie Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8552.5259.540.5
Married3863.296337
Non Family2691.256.543.5
Female1672.8953.346.7
Male332.3975.824.2

3.02

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

59.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Chilhowie Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade784.42%
Associates Degree19210.88%
Bachelors Degree31918.08%
Graduate Degree19411%
High School Graduate63135.77%
Less Than 9th Grade1528.62%
Some College19811.22%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Chilhowie Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Chilhowie Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,6261,449508
2+ Races64260
Hispanic48135
Black43310
Islander23230
Other Race555

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

Chilhowie Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$46,146$51,250$41,696
Graduate Degree$52,083$72,639$51,875
High School Graduate$33,750$40,703$30,282
Less Than 9th Grade$25,521$0$0
Overall$40,750$41,417$39,732
Some College$40,259$39,861$41,875

$40,750

Average Earnings

$41,417

Average Male

$39,732

Average Female

Chilhowie Earnings by Educational Attainment

Chilhowie Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Chilhowie Language

95.55% of Chilhowie residents speak only English, while 4.45% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.45% of the population.

Chilhowie Language

Chilhowie Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,91621911.43%
Multiple971212.37%
Black8889.09%

11.1%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.77%

Male Poverty Rate

8.84%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chilhowie

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chilhowie is Multiple, with 12.37% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chilhowie is Black, with 9.09% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.37%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.96%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.59%.

Chilhowie Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade47.34%
High School11.48%
Some College3.56%
Bachelors or Greater1.47%

Chilhowie Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed4.1%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed33.33%
Female Employed4.35%

Chilhowie Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Chilhowie Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$76,452$84,923
Households$60,313$71,650
Married Families$93,485$-999,999,999
Non Families$27,135$36,143

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Chilhowie Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.6%

Male Marriage Rate

39.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Chilhowie Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Chilhowie 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 35-44.

Chilhowie Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Chilhowie Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

71

Number of Veterans

71

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam25
Second Gulf War13
Korea12
First Gulf War7
World War II0

Chilhowie Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+30
55 to 6418
65 to 7410
35 to 547
18 to 346

Chilhowie Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White633.51%
2+ Races89.3%

Chilhowie Veterans by Race

Chilhowie Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

20%

Veteran Poverty Rate

52.31%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chilhowie Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56.2%

Labor Force Participation

54.7%

Employment Rate

2.7%

Unemployment Rate

Chilhowie Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Chilhowie Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Chilhowie 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

68.37%

Born in Chilhowie

96.92%

Native Born

3.08%

Foreign Born

3.08%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.92% of Chilhowie residents were born in the United States, with 68.37% having been born in Virginia. 3.08% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Chilhowie Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,546-12-0.77%
20281,558-12-0.76%
20271,570-13-0.82%
20261,583-12-0.75%
20251,595-12-0.75%
20241,607-13-0.8%
20231,620-12-0.74%
20221,632-14-0.85%
20211,646-11-0.66%
20201,657-46-2.7%
20191,703-17-0.99%
20181,720-16-0.92%
20171,736-17-0.97%
20161,753-14-0.79%
20151,767-13-0.73%
20141,780-10-0.56%
20131,790-7-0.39%
20121,797-8-0.44%
20111,805-8-0.44%
20101,81300%

Chilhowie Population by Year