Wise County, Virginia Population 2021

Wise County, Virginia's estimated population is 36,399 with a growth rate of -1.33% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wise County, Virginia is the 47th largest county in Virginia. The 2010 Population was 41,572 and has seen a growth of -12.44% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202136,399-492-1.33%
202036,891-492-1.32%
201937,383-492-1.30%
201837,875-699-1.81%
201738,574-453-1.16%
201639,027-545-1.38%
201539,572-320-0.80%
201439,892-770-1.89%
201340,662-247-0.60%
201240,909-545-1.31%
201141,454-118-0.28%
201041,5721,9995.05%
199039,573-4,290-9.78%
198043,8637,91622.02%
197035,947-7,632-17.51%
196043,579-12,757-22.64%
195056,3363,8787.39%
194052,4581,2912.52%
193051,1674,66710.04%
192046,50012,33836.12%
191034,16214,50973.83%
190019,65310,308110.30%
18909,3451,57320.24%
18807,7722,98762.42%
18704,7852776.14%
18604,5080.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-1.33%
County Website
Founded
1856
County Seat
2010 Population
41,572
Growth Since 2010
-12.44%
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Wise County, Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White35,44892.11%
Black or African American2,1125.49%
Two or More Races6471.68%
Asian1560.41%
Some Other Race610.16%
American Indian and Alaska Native430.11%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander190.05%
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Wise County, Virginia Population by Race

Wise County, Virginia Population Pyramid $2021

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Wise County, Virginia Median Age

41.4


Total

39.5


Male

43.9


Female

Wise County, Virginia Adults

There are 31,024 adults, (6,806 of whom are seniors) in Wise County, Virginia.

Wise County, Virginia Age Dependency

58.9

Age Dependency Ratio

28.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Wise County, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

18,313

47.58%

Male

20,173

52.42%

Wise County, Virginia Population by Age

Wise County, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wise County, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.5%16.5%
All66.6%33.4%
Male64.5%35.5%
Non Family53.8%46.2%
Female41.6%58.4%

66.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wise County, Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All14,9252.3766.6
Married7,0822.8983.5
Non Family5,0151.2353.8
Female2,1413.1341.6
Male6872.9764.5

2.87

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

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Wise County, Virginia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,5599.30%
9th to 12th Grade4,07114.79%
High School Graduate8,16129.65%
Some College6,11122.20%
Associates Degree2,4989.08%
Bachelors Degree2,5729.34%
Graduate Degree1,5525.64%
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Wise County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wise County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White25,23619,4063,918
Black1,6381,04361
2+ Races31418340
Hispanic26317412
Asian146138105
Other Race446
Native American1717

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 asian people with a rate of 71.92%.

Wise County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,339$36,222$26,491
Less Than 9th Grade$19,250$19,550$18,500
High School Graduate$26,936$34,900$21,797
Some College$31,088$36,041$25,361
Bachelors Degree$40,565$43,150$37,171
Graduate Degree$59,313$89,107$45,929

$31,339

Average Earnings

$36,222

Average Male

$26,491

Average Female

Wise County, Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wise County, Virginia Language by Age

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Wise County, Virginia Language

98.25% of Wise County, Virginia residents speak only English, while 1.75% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.88% of the population.

Wise County, Virginia Language

Wise County, Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White33,6617,09421.07%
Black74042257.03%
Multiple50721342.01%
Hispanic3337121.32%
Islander1919100.00%
Asian12697.14%

22.05%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.06%

Male Poverty Rate

24.03%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wise County, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wise County, Virginia is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wise County, Virginia is Asian, with 7.14% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.23%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.15%.

Wise County, Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.38%
High School18.45%
Some College15.62%
Bachelors or Greater5.57%

Wise County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed56.40%
Male Unemployed47.74%
Female Employed11.03%
Male Employed8.88%

Wise County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wise County, Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$38,888$52,791
Families$50,302$62,846
Married Families$59,123-
Non Families$20,280$31,336
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Income by Household Type

Wise County, Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.8%

Male Marriage Rate

48.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Wise County, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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Wise 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 55-64.

Wise County, Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Wise County, Virginia Marital Status

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2,193

Number of Veterans

2,009

Male Veterans

184

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam858
First Gulf War519
Second Gulf War189
World War II117
Korea95

Wise County, Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74666
35 to 54515
75+474
55 to 64435
18 to 34103

Wise County, Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,9506.88%
Black1748.72%
2+ Races5814.01%
Hispanic339.30%
Native American1125.58%

Wise County, Virginia Veterans by Race

Wise County, Virginia Veterans by Education

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13.06%

Veteran Poverty Rate

56.09%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wise County, Virginia Veterans by Education

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45%

Labor Force Participation

40.7%

Employment Rate

9.4%

Unemployment Rate

Wise County, Virginia Employment by Age

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Wise County, Virginia Employment by Race

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Wise 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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72.27%

Born in Wise County, Virginia

98.93%

Native Born

1.07%

Foreign Born

0.50%

Non Citizen

0.57%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.93% of Wise County, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 72.27% having been born in Virginia. 0.50% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Wise 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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