Smyth County, Virginia Population 2020

Smyth County, Virginia's estimated population is 29,972 with a growth rate of -0.83% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Smyth County, Virginia is the 60th largest county in Virginia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202029,972-250-0.83%
201930,222-250-0.82%
201830,472-250-0.81%
201730,722-399-1.28%
201631,121-290-0.92%
201531,411-160-0.51%
201431,571-202-0.64%
201331,773-122-0.38%
201231,895-149-0.46%
201132,044-154-0.48%
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%
2020 Growth Rate
-0.83%
County Website
Founded
1832
County Seat
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Smyth County, Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White29,70895.65%
Black or African American7422.39%
Two or More Races3621.17%
Asian1410.45%
Some Other Race590.19%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander360.12%
American Indian and Alaska Native110.04%
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Smyth County, Virginia Population Pyramid 2020

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Smyth County, Virginia Median Age

44.9


Total

43.3


Male

46.6


Female

Smyth County, Virginia Adults

There are 24,966 adults, (6,503 of whom are seniors) in Smyth County, Virginia.

Smyth County, Virginia Age Dependency

68.2

Age Dependency Ratio

35.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33

Child Dependency Ratio

Smyth County, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

15,758

50.74%

Male

15,301

49.26%

Smyth County, Virginia Households and Families

Smyth County, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Smyth County, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.6%15.4%
Male74.8%25.2%
All71.4%28.6%
Non Family60.3%39.7%
Female45.3%54.7%

71.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,8812.3571.4
Married6,4092.9784.6
Non Family4,3311.1460.3
Female1,4932.9345.3
Male6483.0674.8

2.9

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

4.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Smyth County, Virginia Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,5456.82%
9th to 12th Grade2,28610.08%
High School Graduate8,58337.86%
Some College4,87521.51%
Associates Degree2,1329.40%
Bachelors Degree1,9878.77%
Graduate Degree1,2615.56%
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Smyth County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White21,55518,0133,156
Black54942646
Hispanic28716146
Multiple Races199161
Asian9877
Islander2828
Other Race2374
Native American111111

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 100.00%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,787$34,565$23,803
Less Than High School$20,893$21,074$20,313
High School Grad$25,201$30,979$18,464
Some College$29,240$36,904$22,480
Bachelors Degree$41,214$49,079$38,556
Graduate Degree$58,164$67,833$56,705

$29,787

Average Earnings

$34,565

Average Male

$23,803

Average Female

Smyth County, Virginia Language

Smyth County, Virginia Language by Age

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Smyth County, Virginia Language

97.45% of Smyth County, Virginia residents speak only English, while 2.55% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.55% of the population.

Smyth County, Virginia Poverty

Smyth County, Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White28,7045,16217.98%
Black58529550.43%
Hispanic60016126.83%
Multiple34913438.40%
Asian1346649.25%
Other592745.76%

19.19%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.58%

Male Poverty Rate

19.77%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Smyth County, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Smyth County, Virginia is Black, with 50.43% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Smyth County, Virginia is White, with 17.98% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.62%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.64%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.90%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.22%
High School18.47%
Some College13.23%
Bachelors or Greater4.64%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed44.75%
Male Unemployed31.47%
Female Employed10.67%
Male Employed8.05%

Smyth County, Virginia Income

Smyth County, Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,425$52,526
Families$51,073$62,927
Married Families$60,032$70,893
Non Families$18,055$30,494
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Smyth County, Virginia Marital Status

Smyth County, Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.1%

Male Marriage Rate

51.1%

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 Veterans

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2,102

Number of Veterans

2,014

Male Veterans

88

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam946
First Gulf War280
Korea204
Second Gulf War185
World War II55
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74752
75+578
55 to 64363
35 to 54298
18 to 34111
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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,0848.72%
Black132.14%
Hispanic123.00%
2 or More52.34%

Smyth County, Virginia Veterans by Education

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16.07%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.62%

Veteran Disability Rate

Smyth County, Virginia Employment Status

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51.8%

Labor Force Participation

48.8%

Employment Rate

5.8%

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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77.60%

Born in Virginia

98.58%

Native Born

1.42%

Foreign Born

1.10%

Non Citizen

0.32%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.58% of Smyth County, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 77.60% having been born in Virginia. 1.10% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

  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