Saltville, Virginia Population 2024

1,766

Saltville is a city located in Smyth County and Washington County Virginia. Saltville has a 2024 population of 1,766. Saltville is currently declining at a rate of -0.73% annually and its population has decreased by -2.86% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,818 in 2020.

The average household income in Saltville is $52,333 with a poverty rate of 28.9%. The median age in Saltville is 44.3 years: 41.7 years for males, and 49 years for females.

Saltville Demographics

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

  • White: 99.14%
  • Two or more races: 0.53%
  • Native American: 0.34%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
8.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
220.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.86% (-52)
The current population of Saltville, Virginia is 1,766 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,818.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,06799.14%
Two or more races110.53%
Native American70.34%
Black or African American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Native American

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Saltville Population by Race

Saltville Population Pyramid 2024

Saltville Median Age

44.3

Total

41.7

Male

49

Female

Saltville Adults

There are 1,655 adults, (389 of whom are seniors) in Saltville.

Saltville Age Dependency

64.7

Age Dependency Ratio

30.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34

Child Dependency Ratio

Saltville Sex Ratio

Female92444.32%
Male1,16155.68%

Saltville Population by Age

Saltville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8472.4661.338.7
Married3532.9385.314.7
Non Family3311.1844.755.3
Female873.9473.626.4
Male764.147.992.1

3.03

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

61.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Saltville Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade18912.67%
Associates Degree1057.04%
Bachelors Degree1077.17%
Graduate Degree543.62%
High School Graduate62742.02%
Less Than 9th Grade1338.91%
Some College27718.57%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Saltville Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Saltville Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,4811,159161
2+ Races11110

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 white people with a rate of 10.87%.

Saltville Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$41,083$0$61,042
Graduate Degree$131,406$0$0
High School Graduate$31,667$45,714$22,500
Less Than 9th Grade$25,000$36,300$0
Overall$34,167$36,406$29,792
Some College$33,690$33,452$35,556

$34,167

Average Earnings

$36,406

Average Male

$29,792

Average Female

Saltville Earnings by Educational Attainment

Saltville Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Saltville Language

99.49% of Saltville residents speak only English, while 0.51% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 0.51% of the population.

Saltville Language

Saltville Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,04159229.01%
Multiple11327.27%

28.9%

Overall Poverty Rate

32.95%

Male Poverty Rate

23.92%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Saltville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Saltville is White, with 29.01% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Saltville is Multiple, with 27.27% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.05%. Among those working part-time, it was 42.69%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.34%.

Saltville Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.37%
Some College25.39%
High School19.14%
Bachelors or Greater4.97%

Saltville Poverty Rate by Education

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed33.33%
Female Unemployed28%
Male Employed16.67%
Female Employed7.47%

Saltville Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Saltville Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$67,632$66,214
Households$41,339$52,333
Married Families$71,250$-999,999,999
Non Families$19,696$24,433

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Saltville Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.1%

Male Marriage Rate

45.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Saltville Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Saltville 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 20-34.

Saltville Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Saltville Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

217

Number of Veterans

217

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam80
Korea44
First Gulf War41
Second Gulf War0
World War II0

Saltville Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+109
65 to 7484
55 to 6424
18 to 340
35 to 540

Saltville Veterans by Age

count

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White20912.77%
2+ Races872.73%

Saltville Veterans by Race

Saltville Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.3%

Veteran Poverty Rate

58.99%

Veteran Disability Rate

Saltville Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

49.1%

Labor Force Participation

45.5%

Employment Rate

7.2%

Unemployment Rate

Saltville Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Saltville Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Saltville 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

81.2%

Born in Saltville

100%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Saltville residents were born in the United States, with 81.2% 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.

Saltville Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,701-13-0.76%
20281,714-13-0.75%
20271,727-13-0.75%
20261,740-13-0.74%
20251,753-13-0.74%
20241,766-13-0.73%
20231,779-11-0.61%
20221,790-14-0.78%
20211,804-14-0.77%
20201,818-85-4.47%
20191,903-23-1.19%
20181,926-19-0.98%
20171,945-19-0.97%
20161,964-20-1.01%
20151,984-21-1.05%
20142,005-14-0.69%
20132,019-11-0.54%
20122,030-9-0.44%
20112,039-13-0.63%
20102,05200%

Saltville Population by Year