Wise is a city located in Wise County Virginia. It is also the county seat of Wise County. With a 2020 population of 2,820, it is the 81st largest city in Virginia and the 6434th largest city in the United States . Wise is currently declining at a rate of -1.50% annually and its population has decreased by -14.18% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,286 in 2010. Wise reached it's highest population of 3,894 in 1980. Spanning over 3 miles, Wise has a population density of 931 people per square mile.
The average household income in Wise is $63,964 with a poverty rate of 15.75%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $646 per month, and the median house value is $136,000. The median age in Wise is 45.4 years, 46.4 years for males, and 43.8 years for females.