Damascus, Virginia Population 2024

787

Damascus is a city located in Smyth County and Washington County Virginia. Damascus has a 2024 population of 787. Damascus is currently declining at a rate of 0% annually and its population has decreased by -0.25% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 789 in 2020.

The average household income in Damascus is $57,449 with a poverty rate of 14.6%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Damascus is 42.9 years, 48.3 years for males, and 39.8 years for females.

Damascus Demographics

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

  • White: 97.13%
  • Two or more races: 2.87%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
0.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
986.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.25% (-2)
The current population of Damascus, Virginia is 787 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 789.

Damascus, Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White74597.13%
Two or more races222.87%
Black or African American00%
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

Damascus Population by Race

Damascus Population Pyramid 2024

Damascus Median Age

42.9

Total

48.3

Male

39.8

Female

Damascus Adults

There are 643 adults, (241 of whom are seniors) in Damascus.

Damascus Age Dependency

90.8

Age Dependency Ratio

60

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Damascus Sex Ratio

Female41754.37%
Male35045.63%

Damascus Population by Age

Damascus Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3482.251.148.9
Non Family1791.2341.958.1
Married1173.2660.739.3
Female292.973169
Male233.391000

3.22

Average Family Size

2.2

Average Household Size

51.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Damascus Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade274.95%
9th to 12th Grade183.3%
High School Graduate23342.75%
Some College12122.2%
Associates Degree325.87%
Bachelors Degree407.34%
Graduate Degree7413.58%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Damascus Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Damascus Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White531486108
2+ Races14146

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 42.86%.

Damascus Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$26,438$41,250$25,875
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
High School Graduate$25,781$0$25,781
Some College$25,156$43,750$21,944
Bachelors Degree$77,083$0$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0

$26,438

Average Earnings

$41,250

Average Male

$25,875

Average Female

Damascus Earnings by Educational Attainment

Damascus Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Damascus Language

98.68% of Damascus residents speak only English, while 1.32% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.79% of the population.

Damascus Language

Damascus Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White74110414.04%
Hispanic88100%
Multiple22418.18%

14.6%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.57%

Male Poverty Rate

17.99%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Damascus

The race most likely to be in poverty in Damascus is Hispanic, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Damascus is White, with 14.04% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.29%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.27%.

Damascus Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School20.17%
Less Than 9th Grade20%
Some College15.69%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Damascus Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed6.7%
Male Employed2.14%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Damascus Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Damascus Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$33,750$57,449
Families$62,734$66,645
Married Families$69,583$-999,999,999
Non Families$21,083$47,917

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Damascus Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

34.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.8%

Male Marriage Rate

33.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Damascus Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Damascus 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.

Damascus Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Damascus Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

50

Number of Veterans

50

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam32
First Gulf War10
Second Gulf War3
Korea0
World War II0

Damascus Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7430
35 to 5411
55 to 649
18 to 340
75+0

Damascus Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White508.05%

Damascus Veterans by Race

Damascus Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

28%

Veteran Poverty Rate

72%

Veteran Disability Rate

Damascus Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

47.2%

Labor Force Participation

46.8%

Employment Rate

0.9%

Unemployment Rate

Damascus Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Damascus Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Damascus 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

56.58%

Born in Damascus

99.48%

Native Born

0.52%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0.52%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.48% of Damascus residents were born in the United States, with 56.58% having been born in Virginia. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Damascus Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029784-1-0.13%
202878500%
2027785-1-0.13%
202678600%
2025786-1-0.13%
202478700%
2023787-1-0.13%
202278820.25%
2021786-3-0.38%
202078991.15%
2019780-4-0.51%
2018784-3-0.38%
2017787-5-0.63%
201679200%
2015792-6-0.75%
2014798-4-0.5%
2013802-2-0.25%
2012804-1-0.12%
2011805-3-0.37%
201080800%

Damascus Population by Year