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Wise County, Virginia

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Population:

  • Total Population: 40,123
  • Males: 19,626
  • Females: 20,497

Ethnicity:

  • White: 38,742
  • Black/African American: 631
  • Hispanic: 220
  • Native American/Eskimo: 64
  • Asian: 105
  • Hawaiian / Pacific Islander: 3
  • Other: 44
  • 2 or more: 314

Top 5 Languages spoken at home:

  1. English only (37,065)
  2. Spanish (435)
  3. French (140)
  4. German (40)
  5. Hungarian (25)

Top 7 Countries of Origin for Immigrants

Total Reported: 183

  1. Korea (25)
  2. China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (23)
  3. Canada (17)
  4. Germany (16)
  5. El Salvador (11)
  6. Brazil (9)
  7. Taiwan (8)

Top 5 Religions by Adherents:

  1. Southern Baptist Convention (5,099)
  2. United Methodist Church, The (2,783)
  3. National Association of Free Will Baptists (1,715)
  4. Assemblies of God (987)
  5. Independent Free Will Baptists Associations (384)

Migrant Health Clinics

    Disabilities:

    • Total Reported: 21,994
    • Sensory: 2,249
    • Physical: 6,554
    • Mental: 3,437
    • Self-care: 1,830
    • Go outside home: 3,635
    • Employment: 4,362

    Grandparents as caregivers

    Grandparents as caregivers: 459

    Heating fuel:

    • Total Reported: 16,013
    • Utility gas: 38
    • Bottled or LP gas: 412
    • Electricity: 12,138
    • Fuel oil, kerosene: 2,338
    • Coal or Coke: 635
    • Wood: 381
    • Solar Energy: 0
    • Other fuel: 59
    • No fuel used: 12

    Vehicles available:

    • Total Reported: 31,666
    • No vehicle: 3,324
    • 1 or more vehicle: 28,342

    Education Attainment:

    • No School: 436
    • No High School: 4,761
    • Some High School: 4,823
    • High School: 7,986
    • Some College: 4,431
    • Associate's Degree: 1,396
    • College Degree: 1,806
    • Master's Degree: 736
    • Professional Degree: 224
    • Doctoral Degree: 132

    Household Phones:

    • Households Reporting: 16,013
    • Owners with phone: 11,782
    • Owners without phone: 265
    • Renters with phone: 3,435
    • Renters without phone: 531

    10 closest counties:

    1. Norton city, Virginia
    2. Scott County, Virginia
    3. Letcher County, Kentucky
    4. Dickenson County, Virginia
    5. Sullivan County, Tennessee
    6. Russell County, Virginia
    7. Knott County, Kentucky
    8. Lee County, Virginia
    9. Pike County, Kentucky
    10. Bristol city, Virginia

    Data Detail

    Zip Codes in county:

    24215, 24216, 24219, 24230, 24246, 24279, 24283, 24285, 24293

    Licensed Broadcast Media Outlets:

    • WISE-FM (90.5 FM) WISE, VA
    • WAXM (93.5 FM) BIG STONE GAP, VA
    • WVSG (99.7 FM) COEBURN, VA
    • WDXC (102.3 FM) POUND, VA
    • WKVG (1000 AM) POUND, VA
    • WLSD (1220 AM) BIG STONE GAP, VA
    • Page last updated on Mar 12, 2007
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