Wise, Virginia Population 2020

2,873
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Wise is a city located in Virginia. With a 2020 population of 2,873, it is the 80th largest city in Virginia and the 6365th largest city in the United States. Wise is currently declining at a rate of -1.47% annually and its population has decreased by -12.57% 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 948 people per square mile.

The average household income in Wise is $74,593 with a poverty rate of 11.24%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $647 per month, and the median house value is $132,400. The median age in Wise is 46.8 years, 47.4 years for males, and 45.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 106.4 males.

Wise Demographics

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

  • White: 92.81%
  • Black or African American: 3.87%
  • Asian: 2.17%
  • Two or more races: 1.15%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Wise, Virginia is 2,873, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,959.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,286.

Wise, Virginia Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,82892.81%
Black or African American1183.87%
Asian662.17%
Two or More Races351.15%
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Wise Population Pyramid 2020

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Wise Median Age

46.8


Total

47.4


Male

45.6


Female

Wise Adults

There are 2,605 adults, (502 of whom are seniors) in Wise.

Wise Age Dependency

44.9

Age Dependency Ratio

23.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

21

Child Dependency Ratio

Wise Sex Ratio

Female

1,476

48.44%

Male

1,571

51.56%

Wise Households and Families

Wise Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wise Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.3%23.7%
All56.9%43.1%
Non Family47%53%
Male29.2%70.8%
Female5.4%94.6%

56.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,3292.2656.9
Married6242.876.3
Non Family5401.4347
Female932.765.4
Male723.1429.2

2.81

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

6.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

2.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Wise Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade22910.44%
9th to 12th Grade1456.61%
High School Graduate53524.40%
Some College58026.45%
Associates Degree1285.84%
Bachelors Degree29513.45%
Graduate Degree28112.81%
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Wise Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,0961,741528
Asian585042
Multiple Races23126
Hispanic1616

The highest rate of high school graduation is among hispanic people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 72.41%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,596$43,350$29,510
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$28,264$33,906$21,667
Some College$31,927$41,797$21,774
Bachelors Degree$39,018$39,766$38,021
Graduate Degree$90,455$91,742$71,389

$39,596

Average Earnings

$43,350

Average Male

$29,510

Average Female

Wise Language

Wise Language by Age

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Wise Language

97.03% of Wise residents speak only English, while 2.97% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.02% of the population.

Wise Poverty

Wise Poverty by Race

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11.24%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.06%

Male Poverty Rate

17.74%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wise

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wise is White, with 12.09% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wise is White, with 12.09% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.95%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.95%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.76%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School12.30%
Some College11.44%
High School11.21%
Bachelors or Greater4.34%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Female Employed16.84%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed0.00%

Wise Income

Wise Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$51,083$74,593
Families$55,766$94,974
Married Families$75,278-
Non Families$44,881$44,609
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Wise Marital Status

Wise Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.7%

Male Marriage Rate

45.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Wise Married by Age and Sex

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Wise 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.

Wise Marital Status by Race

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Wise Veterans

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91

Number of Veterans

91

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam37
First Gulf War25
Second Gulf War9
World War II
Korea
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Age Group Veterans
55 to 6439
35 to 5430
65 to 7422
75+
18 to 34
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Wise Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

100.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wise Employment Status

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57.5%

Labor Force Participation

55.8%

Employment Rate

3%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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66.23%

Born in Virginia

96.88%

Native Born

3.12%

Foreign Born

1.25%

Non Citizen

1.87%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.88% of Wise residents were born in the United States, with 66.23% having been born in Virginia. 1.25% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20202,873-43-1.47%
20192,916-43-1.45%
20182,959-38-1.27%
20172,997-43-1.41%
20163,040-42-1.36%
20153,082-38-1.22%
20143,120-56-1.76%
20133,176-28-0.87%
20123,204-26-0.80%
20113,230-8-0.25%
20103,238-17-0.05%
20003,255620.19%
19903,193-701-1.97%
19803,8941,0033.02%
19702,8912771.01%
19602,6140.00%