Wise County, Virginia Population 2020

Wise County, Virginia's estimated population is 36,814 with a growth rate of -1.60% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wise County, Virginia is the 49th largest county in Virginia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202036,814-599-1.60%
201937,413-599-1.58%
201838,012-599-1.55%
201738,611-415-1.06%
201639,026-541-1.37%
201539,567-341-0.85%
201439,908-767-1.89%
201340,675-244-0.60%
201240,919-543-1.31%
201141,462-123-0.30%
201041,5852,0125.08%
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%
2020 Growth Rate
-1.60%
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Founded
1856
County Seat
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Wise County, Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White35,99892.24%
Black or African American2,2275.71%
Two or More Races5261.35%
Asian1650.42%
Some Other Race500.13%
American Indian and Alaska Native440.11%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander150.04%
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Wise County, Virginia Population Pyramid 2020

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Wise County, Virginia Median Age

40.7


Total

39.1


Male

42.8


Female

Wise County, Virginia Adults

There are 31,270 adults, (6,583 of whom are seniors) in Wise County, Virginia.

Wise County, Virginia Age Dependency

58.1

Age Dependency Ratio

26.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Wise County, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

18,535

47.50%

Male

20,490

52.50%

Wise County, Virginia Households and Families

Wise County, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wise County, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.4%16.6%
All66%34%
Male61.3%38.7%
Non Family53.5%46.5%
Female41.4%58.6%

66.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All15,1262.3866
Married7,1022.9183.4
Non Family5,0181.2453.5
Female2,3673.0541.4
Male6392.8761.3

2.86

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

5.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.7%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Wise County, Virginia Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,76010.00%
9th to 12th Grade4,18615.17%
High School Graduate8,45930.66%
Some College5,86221.24%
Associates Degree2,3198.40%
Bachelors Degree2,4518.88%
Graduate Degree1,5565.64%
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Wise County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White25,41419,2423,860
Black1,6181,01335
Hispanic27419718
Multiple Races23713127
Asian13612685
Other Race365
Native American1212

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 62.50%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,829$36,867$26,403
Less Than High School$20,925$21,431$20,299
High School Grad$27,088$34,624$21,047
Some College$30,707$35,808$24,508
Bachelors Degree$40,265$50,091$36,149
Graduate Degree$66,912$90,417$47,784

$31,829

Average Earnings

$36,867

Average Male

$26,403

Average Female

Wise County, Virginia Language

Wise County, Virginia Language by Age

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Wise County, Virginia Language

98.14% of Wise County, Virginia residents speak only English, while 1.86% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.84% of the population.

Wise County, Virginia Poverty

Wise County, Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White34,3107,26121.16%
Black73240955.87%
Multiple41417241.55%
Hispanic3297522.80%
Islander1515100.00%
Asian150128.00%

21.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.83%

Male Poverty Rate

24.14%

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 8.00% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.63%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.05%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.72%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.36%
High School19.17%
Some College15.78%
Bachelors or Greater5.57%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed57.41%
Male Unemployed55.21%
Male Employed9.26%
Female Employed6.95%

Wise County, Virginia Income

Wise County, Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$38,345$53,330
Families$47,150$63,216
Married Families$58,043-
Non Families$21,128$31,900
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Wise County, Virginia Marital Status

Wise County, Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.0%

Male Marriage Rate

46.8%

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 55-64, 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 Veterans

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2,248

Number of Veterans

2,088

Male Veterans

160

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,000
First Gulf War474
Second Gulf War245
Korea126
World War II112
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74800
35 to 54481
75+464
55 to 64324
18 to 34179
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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,0967.32%
Black914.43%
2 or More4915.36%
Hispanic4613.57%
Indian1227.27%

Wise County, Virginia Veterans by Education

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13.30%

Veteran Poverty Rate

58.01%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wise County, Virginia Employment Status

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44.8%

Labor Force Participation

40.7%

Employment Rate

9.2%

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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73.16%

Born in Virginia

98.93%

Native Born

1.07%

Foreign Born

0.43%

Non Citizen

0.64%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.93% of Wise County, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 73.16% having been born in Virginia. 0.43% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

  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