Smyth County, Virginia Population 2021

Smyth County, Virginia's estimated population is 29,404 with a growth rate of -1.18% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Smyth County, Virginia is the 59th largest county inVirginia. The 2010 Population was 32,198 and has seen a growth of -8.68% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202129,404-350-1.18%
202029,754-350-1.16%
201930,104-350-1.15%
201830,454-277-0.90%
201730,731-395-1.27%
201631,126-293-0.93%
201531,419-154-0.49%
201431,573-199-0.63%
201331,772-124-0.39%
201231,896-151-0.47%
201132,047-151-0.47%
201032,198-172-0.53%
199032,370-996-2.99%
198033,3662,0176.43%
197031,3492830.91%
196031,0668792.91%
195030,1871,3264.59%
194028,8613,73614.87%
193025,1253,00013.56%
192022,1251,7998.85%
191020,3263,20518.72%
190017,1213,76128.15%
189013,3601,2009.87%
188012,1603,26236.66%
18708,898-54-0.60%
18608,9527909.68%
18508,1621,64025.15%
18406,5220.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-1.18% (-350)
County Website
Founded
1832
County Seat
2010 Population
32,198
Growth Since 2010
-8.68% (-2,794)
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Smyth County, Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White29,41995.62%
Black or African American6682.17%
Two or More Races2280.74%
Asian2120.69%
American Indian and Alaska Native1200.39%
Some Other Race740.24%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander460.15%
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Smyth County, Virginia Population by Race

Smyth County, Virginia Population Pyramid $2021

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Smyth County, Virginia Median Age

45


Total

43.2


Male

46.8


Female

Smyth County, Virginia Adults

There are 24,785 adults, (6,568 of whom are seniors) in Smyth County, Virginia.

Smyth County, Virginia Age Dependency

68.9

Age Dependency Ratio

36.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Smyth County, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

15,606

50.72%

Male

15,161

49.28%

Smyth County, Virginia Population by Age

Smyth County, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Smyth County, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female47.7%52.3%
Non Family60.4%39.6%
Male70.2%29.8%
All71.5%28.5%
Married85.4%14.6%

71.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Smyth County, Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,6862.3671.5
Married6,2072.9685.4
Non Family4,2701.1560.4
Female1,5942.9647.7
Male6153.2570.2

2.89

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

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Smyth County, Virginia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,4746.55%
9th to 12th Grade2,27410.11%
High School Graduate8,48737.72%
Some College4,94221.97%
Associates Degree2,0309.02%
Bachelors Degree2,1399.51%
Graduate Degree1,1535.12%
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Smyth County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Smyth County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White21,41917,9103,107
Black49640079
Hispanic26813328
Asian121113
Native American12012090
2+ Races8774
Islander3737
Other Race2051

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 75.00%.

Smyth County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,818$35,894$24,880
Less Than 9th Grade$18,147$19,784$14,583
High School Graduate$25,878$33,526$17,033
Some College$30,323$37,103$24,496
Bachelors Degree$41,927$47,424$37,224
Graduate Degree$57,250$63,250$56,694

$30,818

Average Earnings

$35,894

Average Male

$24,880

Average Female

Smyth County, Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Smyth County, Virginia Language by Age

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Smyth County, Virginia Language

97.39% of Smyth County, Virginia residents speak only English, while 2.61% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.57% of the population.

Smyth County, Virginia Language

Smyth County, Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White28,3585,09417.96%
Hispanic57624642.71%
Black51023245.49%
Asian2044823.53%
Multiple2133415.96%
Other702840.00%

18.87%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.63%

Male Poverty Rate

20.07%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Smyth County, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Smyth County, Virginia is Black, with 45.49% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Smyth County, Virginia is Multiple, with 15.96% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.49%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.64%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.15%.

Smyth County, Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.60%
High School18.63%
Some College12.48%
Bachelors or Greater3.64%

Smyth County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed45.32%
Male Unemployed23.44%
Female Employed10.63%
Male Employed7.69%

Smyth County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Smyth County, Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,932$50,876
Families$52,587$61,841
Married Families$63,140$69,918
Non Families$18,974$27,311
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Income by Household Type

Smyth County, Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.1%

Male Marriage Rate

49.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Smyth County, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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Smyth County, Virginia 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 45-54.

Smyth County, Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Smyth County, Virginia Marital Status

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2,147

Number of Veterans

2,029

Male Veterans

118

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam869
First Gulf War471
Second Gulf War262
Korea232
World War II46

Smyth County, Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74759
75+614
35 to 54367
55 to 64313
18 to 3494

Smyth County, Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,1248.97%
Hispanic215.33%
Black193.45%
2+ Races44.12%

Smyth County, Virginia Veterans by Race

Smyth County, Virginia Veterans by Education

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14.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.83%

Veteran Disability Rate

Smyth County, Virginia Veterans by Education

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51.7%

Labor Force Participation

48.7%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Smyth County, Virginia Employment by Age

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Smyth County, Virginia Employment by Race

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Smyth County, Virginia Employment by Education

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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77.21%

Born in Smyth County, Virginia

98.61%

Native Born

1.39%

Foreign Born

1.20%

Non Citizen

0.20%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.61% of Smyth County, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 77.21% having been born in Virginia. 1.20% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Smyth County, Virginia Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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