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Demographics Analysis

The people of Wise Town, Virginia give the community character. This place is unique because of factors such as population size / density, ethnic background, ratio of males to females, and average age.

Population By Sex By Age
(Wise Town, Virginia)

Male:

Under 5 years : 101

5 to 9 years : 25

10 to 14 years : 102

15 to 17 years : 87

18 and 19 years : 61

20 years : 130

21 years : 113

22 to 24 years : 239

25 to 29 years : 95

30 to 34 years : 113

35 to 39 years : 77

40 to 44 years : 69

45 to 49 years : 98

50 to 54 years : 139

55 to 59 years : 95

60 and 61 years : 7

62 to 64 years : 47

65 and 66 years : 14

67 to 69 years : 14

70 to 74 years : 52

75 to 79 years : 0

80 to 84 years : 17

85 years and over : 7

Female:

Under 5 years : 23

5 to 9 years : 27

10 to 14 years : 107

15 to 17 years : 121

18 and 19 years : 66

20 years : 61

21 years : 57

22 to 24 years : 195

25 to 29 years : 32

30 to 34 years : 22

35 to 39 years : 140

40 to 44 years : 75

45 to 49 years : 118

50 to 54 years : 87

55 to 59 years : 50

60 and 61 years : 8

62 to 64 years : 105

65 and 66 years : 23

67 to 69 years : 27

70 to 74 years : 84

75 to 79 years : 41

80 to 84 years : 33

85 years and over : 29


(updated 2009)



Population By Ancestry
(Wise Town, Virginia)

Ancestry specified:

Single ancestry : 1,450

Multiple ancestry : 381

Ancestry not specified:

Ancestry unclassified : 38

Ancestry not reported : 1,364


(updated 2009)



Population By Citizen Status In The United States
(Wise Town, Virginia)

U.S. citizen, born in the United States : 3,016

U.S. citizen, born in Puerto Rico or U.S. Island Areas : 0

U.S. citizen, born abroad of American parent(s) : 7

U.S. citizen by naturalization : 100

Not a U.S. citizen : 110


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Age
(Wise Town, Virginia)

Total:

Under 5 years : 124

5 to 17 years : 469

18 to 24 years : 922

25 to 34 years : 262

35 to 44 years : 361

45 to 54 years : 442

55 to 59 years : 145

60 and 61 years : 15

62 to 64 years : 152

65 to 74 years : 214

75 years and over : 127

Born in state of residence:

Under 5 years : 124

5 to 17 years : 341

18 to 24 years : 492

25 to 34 years : 177

35 to 44 years : 188

45 to 54 years : 212

55 to 59 years : 137

60 and 61 years : 15

62 to 64 years : 101

65 to 74 years : 110

75 years and over : 94

Born in other state in the United States:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 89

18 to 24 years : 337

25 to 34 years : 68

35 to 44 years : 153

45 to 54 years : 203

55 to 59 years : 8

60 and 61 years : 0

62 to 64 years : 30

65 to 74 years : 104

75 years and over : 33

Native, born outside the United States:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 0

18 to 24 years : 0

25 to 34 years : 0

35 to 44 years : 0

45 to 54 years : 7

55 to 59 years : 0

60 and 61 years : 0

62 to 64 years : 0

65 to 74 years : 0

75 years and over : 0

Foreign born:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 39

18 to 24 years : 93

25 to 34 years : 17

35 to 44 years : 20

45 to 54 years : 20

55 to 59 years : 0

60 and 61 years : 0

62 to 64 years : 21

65 to 74 years : 0

75 years and over : 0


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Sex
(Wise Town, Virginia)

Born in state of residence:

Male : 958

Female : 1,033

Born in other state in the United States:

Male : 617

Female : 408

Native: born outside the United States:

Male : 0

Female : 7

Foreign born:

Male : 127

Female : 83


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Race
(Wise Town, Virginia)

Born in state of residence : 1,991

Born in other state in the United States : 836

Native: born outside the United States : 7

Foreign born : 120


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Marital Status
(Wise Town, Virginia)

Born in state of residence:

Never married : 753

Now married, except separated : 705

Divorced : 102

Separated : 0

Widowed : 107

Born in other state in the United States:

Never married : 351

Now married, except separated : 439

Divorced : 65

Separated : 60

Widowed : 62

Native: born outside the United States:

Never married : 0

Now married, except separated : 7

Divorced : 0

Separated : 0

Widowed : 0

Foreign born:

Never married : 136

Now married, except separated : 61

Divorced : 0

Separated : 0

Widowed : 0


(updated 2009)



Language Spoken At Home By Ability To Speak English (Population Of 5 Years and Older)
(Wise Town, Virginia)

Speak only English : 2,819

Spanish or Spanish Creole:

Speak English "very well" : 85

Speak English less than "very well" : 40

French Creole:

Speak English "very well" : 73

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Tagalog:

Speak English "very well" : 17

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Arabic:

Speak English "very well" : 75

Speak English less than "very well" : 0


(updated 2009)



Ancestries in Wise Town, Virginia

  • United States Or American: 1,156   (44.3%)
  • English: 297   (11.4%)
  • German: 245   (9.4%)
  • Other Groups: 242   (9.3%)
  • Irish: 220   (8.4%)
  • Scotch-irish: 89   (3.4%)
  • Scottish: 78   (3.0%)
  • Italian: 69   (2.6%)
  • Polish: 66   (2.5%)
  • French (except Basque): 56   (2.1%)
  • Swedish: 22   (0.8%)
  • Dutch: 16   (0.6%)
  • Scandinavian: 14   (0.5%)
  • Canadian: 7   (0.3%)
  • Welsh: 7   (0.3%)
  • Hungarian: 6   (0.2%)
  • Swiss: 6   (0.2%)
  • Danish: 6   (0.2%)
  • British: 5   (0.2%)
  • European: 5   (0.2%)

(updated 2010)



Total Population In Wise Town, Virginia is 3,233



(updated 2009)



Male Population in Wise Town, Virginia: 1,702
Female Population in Wise Town, Virginia: 1,531


(updated 2013)



Median Male Resident Age in Wise Town, Virginia: 24.8
Median Female Resident Age in Wise Town, Virginia: 37.8


(updated 2013)



Median Age in the State of Virginia is 38


(updated 2010)



Median Age By Sex in Wise Town, Virginia


White


Both sexes

40.8

Male

39.3

Female

42.5

Black or African American


Both sexes

21.4

Male

21.6

Female

20.5

American Indian and Alaska Native


Both sexes

63.5

Male

62.0

Female

63.5

Asian


Both sexes

50.0

Male

51.0

Female

50.0

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander


Both sexes

0.0

Male

0.0

Female

0.0

Other


Both sexes

26.0

Male

29.5

Female

18.5

Two or More Races


Both sexes

22.8

Male

22.6

Female

25.3

Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

22.0

Male

22.8

Female

21.3

White / Not Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

40.9

Male

39.4

Female

42.6


(updated 2010)



Races in Wise Town, Virginia


  • White: 2,954
  • African American: 249
  • American Indian: 0
  • Asian: 17
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0
  • Some Other Race: 0
  • Two or More Races: 13



(updated 2013)













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Education Analysis

The amount of education a person receives can deeply affect their lives. The amount of education Wise Town, Virginia citizens receive, averaged as group, may also affect the community.

Education Level of Population 25 Years and Over in Wise Town, Virginia

Male


  • No Schooling Completed: 11   (1.18%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 5   (0.54%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 7   (0.75%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 74   (7.95%)
  • 9th Grade: 41   (4.4%)
  • 10th Grade: 53   (5.69%)
  • 11th Grade: 42   (4.51%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 27   (2.9%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 276   (29.65%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 57   (6.12%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 81   (8.7%)
  • Associate Degree: 25   (2.69%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 111   (11.92%)
  • Master's Degree: 27   (2.9%)
  • Professional School Degree: 55   (5.91%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 39   (4.19%)

Female


  • No Schooling Completed: 4   (0.34%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 13   (1.1%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 29   (2.45%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 161   (13.61%)
  • 9th Grade: 49   (4.14%)
  • 10th Grade: 48   (4.06%)
  • 11th Grade: 23   (1.94%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 53   (4.48%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 261   (22.06%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 64   (5.41%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 139   (11.75%)
  • Associate Degree: 83   (7.02%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 175   (14.79%)
  • Master's Degree: 64   (5.41%)
  • Professional School Degree: 9   (0.76%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 8   (0.68%)


(updated 2010)





Largest School Agency's In Wise Town, Virginia

  • Wise County Public Schools


    ( Grades: K-12, Location: Po Box 1217, Wise, VA 24293, Phone: (276) 328-8017, Students: 6,629 )

  • Regional Learning Academy/wise Co


    ( Location: C/o Wise Co Public Schools, Wise, VA 24293, Phone: (276) 328-8017, )

Largest Elementary & Middle Schools (Public) In Wise Town, Virginia

  • Wise Primary


    ( Grades: K-4, Location: Po Box 947, Wise, VA 24293, Phone: (276) 328-8019, Students: 597 )

  • L. F. Addington Middle


    ( Grades: 5-8, Location: Po Box 977, Wise, VA 24293, Phone: (276) 328-8821, Students: 488 )

  • Wise Co. Alternative Ed. Ctr.


    ( Location: P.o.box 660, Wise, VA 24293, Phone: (276) 328-8612, )

  • Wise County Career-technical Center


    ( Location: Po Box 1218, Wise, VA 24293, Phone: (276) 328-6113, )

  • Regional Learning Academy/wise Co


    ( Location: C/o Wise Co Public Schls, Wise, VA 24293, Phone: (276) 328-8017, )

Largest High Schools (Public) In Wise Town, Virginia

  • J. J. Kelly High


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: Po Box 796, Wise, VA 24293, Phone: (276) 328-8015, Students: 506 )

Largest Universities & Colleges In Wise Town, Virginia

  • The University Of Virginia's College At Wise


    ( 4-year, Public, Student Population: 1,803; Location: College Avenue, Wise, VA 24293, Web: http://www.uvawise.edu )

Largest Schools (Private) In Wise Town, Virginia

  • Wise County Christian School


    ( Grades: K-12, Location: Po Box 3297, Wise, VA 24293, Phone: (276) 328-3297, Students: 67 )

Academic Libraries In Wise Town, Virginia

(updated 2005)

Public Libraries (Central) In Wise Town, Virginia

  • Wise County Public Library


    124 Library Road Sw, Wise, VA 24293

(updated 2012)



Museums Near Wise Town, Virginia


  • Nash Historical Preservation Corporation


    Po Box 3652, Wise, VA 24293

  • The Library Gallery


    Po Box 1379, Wise, VA 24293

  • Wise County Historical Society


    Po Box 368, Wise, VA 24293

(updated 2014)



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Geography Analysis

The actual land features relating to Wise Town, Virginia affect how people live their lives. Natural features such as oceans, mountains, lakes, plains, and deserts all make a difference in the lives of individuals. The types of housing, heating fuels, and transportation infrastructure are largely influenced by the geography of Wise Town, Virginia.

Area Features of Wise Town, Virginia


Cemetery


(1) Addington Cemetery   (2) Gardner Cemetery   (3) Gilliam Cemetery   (4) Hill Cemetery   (5) Perry Cemetery   (6) Robinette Cemetery   (7) Scott Cemetery   (8) Screech Cemetery   (9) Stidham Cemetery   (10) Wells Cemetery  

Church


(1) Locust Grove Church  

Civil


(1) District 1  

Dam


(1) Steer Branch Dam  

Flat


(1) Wet Flats  

Gap


(1) Indian Gap   (2) Pinnacle Gap  

Populated Place


(1) Big Laurel   (2) Clark Historical   (3) Dixiana   (4) Glamorgan   (5) Laurel Grove   (6) Lipps   (7) Pardee Historical   (8) Stephens  

Reservoir


(1) Steer Branch Pond  

Ridge


(1) Amos Ridge   (2) Divide Ridge   (3) Fork Ridge   (4) Rogers Ridge   (5) Sally Ridge  

School


(1) Gardner School Historical   (2) Gilliam School Historical   (3) Hunsucker School   (4) Rocky Fork School  

Stream


(1) Bad Branch   (2) Bee Branch   (3) Big Branch   (4) Buckeye Branch   (5) Creger Branch   (6) Critical Fork   (7) Hall Branch   (8) Pine Branch   (9) Pound Fork   (10) Raccoon Branch   (11) Roberts Branch   (12) Short Branch   (13) Steer Branch   (14) Steve Horn Branch   (15) Stidham Fork   (16) Straight Fork   (17) Turkey Branch  

Valley


(1) Band Mill Hollow   (2) Poker Hollow   (3) Tank Hollow   (4) Wampler Hollow  


(updated 2014)



Zip Codes in Wise Town, Virginia

24293 (pop. 10,430)


Cities Nearby Wise Town, Virginia

Norton City, VA  (pop. 3,688) 3.9 Miles
Coeburn Town, VA  (pop. 1,931) 6.6 Miles
Pound Town, VA  (pop. 1,144) 10.2 Miles
Kenady District, VA  (pop. 2,894) 10.4 Miles
Dungannon Town, VA  (pop. 324) 12.0 Miles
Appalachia Town, VA  (pop. 1,960) 12.5 Miles
Big Stone Gap Town, VA  (pop. 5,643) 13.3 Miles
Clintwood District, VA  (pop. 2,932) 13.6 Miles
Clintwood Town, VA  (pop. 1,707) 13.6 Miles
St. Paul Town, VA  (pop. 1,044) 15.6 Miles



Area Code(s) in Wise Town, Virginia

276



Elevation in Wise Town, Virginia is 2,562.0 ft. (781.0 meters)





Latitude/Longitude of Wise Town, Virginia

Lat: 36.978057 N        Long: -82.577033 W



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Economic Analysis

People and the communities they live in depend on money. The people of Wise Town, Virginia need food, shelter, clothing, and medical care. Business formation and job creation are essential to this community. Money sustains infrastructure such as roads and airports as well as human resources including fire rescue and police protection.

Energy Costs In Virginia

    Residential
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Commercial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Industrial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Other
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Transportation
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Total
(cents per
kilowatthour)
1990              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.25 6.06 4.27 5.31 0.00 6.03
  Total Electric Industry 7.25 6.06 4.27 5.31 0.00 6.03
1991              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.34 6.05 4.23 5.35 0.00 6.09
  Total Electric Industry 7.34 6.05 4.23 5.35 0.00 6.09
1992              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.63 6.23 4.28 5.57 0.00 6.28
  Total Electric Industry 7.63 6.23 4.28 5.57 0.00 6.28
1993              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.57 6.14 4.19 5.56 0.00 6.23
  Total Electric Industry 7.57 6.14 4.19 5.56 0.00 6.23
1994              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.75 5.84 4.16 5.63 0.00 6.20
  Total Electric Industry 7.75 5.84 4.16 5.63 0.00 6.20
1995              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.84 6.07 4.16 5.21 0.00 6.26
  Total Electric Industry 7.84 6.07 4.16 5.21 0.00 6.26
1996              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.60 5.91 3.99 5.26 0.00 6.09
  Total Electric Industry 7.60 5.91 3.99 5.26 0.00 6.09
1997              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.75 5.97 4.00 5.14 0.00 6.14
  Total Electric Industry 7.75 5.97 4.00 5.14 0.00 6.14
1998              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.51 5.61 3.82 4.98 0.00 5.88
  Total Electric Industry 7.51 5.61 3.82 4.98 0.00 5.88
1999              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.48 5.55 3.84 5.00 0.00 5.86
  Total Electric Industry 7.48 5.55 3.84 5.00 0.00 5.86
2000              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.52 5.65 3.90 5.05 0.00 5.94
  Total Electric Industry 7.52 5.65 3.90 5.05 0.00 5.94
2001              
  Delivery-Only Service 2.88 1.72 0.45 1.12 0.00 2.22
  Energy-Only Providers 4.59 4.42 4.52 4.52 0.00 4.53
  Full-Service Providers 7.79 5.85 4.16 5.16 0.00 6.18
  Total Electric Industry 7.79 5.85 4.16 5.16 0.00 6.18
2002              
  Delivery-Only Service 4.22 2.42 1.09 1.22 0.00 2.86
  Energy-Only Providers 4.50 4.33 4.46 4.46 0.00 4.45
  Full-Service Providers 7.79 5.87 4.13 5.14 0.00 6.22
  Total Electric Industry 7.79 5.87 4.13 5.14 0.00 6.23
2003              
  Delivery-Only Service 4.35 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4.35
  Energy-Only Providers 5.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5.50
  Full-Service Providers 7.76 5.74 4.23 0.00 5.46 6.27
  Total Electric Industry 7.76 5.74 4.23 0.00 5.46 6.27
2004              
  Delivery-Only Service 4.32 8.63 0.00 0.00 0.00 4.35
  Energy-Only Providers 6.44 6.47 0.00 0.00 0.00 6.44
  Full-Service Providers 7.99 5.88 4.27 0.00 6.25 6.43
  Total Electric Industry 7.99 5.88 4.27 0.00 6.25 6.43
2005              
  Delivery-Only Service 2.48 4.08 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.49
  Energy-Only Providers 7.55 7.48 0.00 0.00 0.00 7.55
  Full-Service Providers 8.16 6.05 4.46 0.00 6.81 6.64
  Total Electric Industry 8.16 6.05 4.46 0.00 6.81 6.64
2006              
  Delivery-Only Service 2.52 0.64 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.37
  Energy-Only Providers 9.60 9.81 0.00 0.00 0.00 9.73
  Full-Service Providers 8.49 6.21 4.69 0.00 6.81 6.86
  Total Electric Industry 8.49 6.21 4.69 0.00 6.81 6.86

(updated 2006)



Time Leaving to Work in Wise Town, Virginia

12:00 A.M. TO 4:59 A.M.   : 45   (3.5%)
5:00 A.M. TO 5:29 A.M.   : 23   (1.8%)
5:30 A.M. TO 5:59 A.M.   : 53   (4.1%)
6:00 A.M. TO 6:29 A.M.   : 96   (7.5%)
6:30 A.M. TO 6:59 A.M.   : 93   (7.2%)
7:00 A.M. TO 7:29 A.M.   : 76   (5.9%)
7:30 A.M. TO 7:59 A.M.   : 257   (20.0%)
8:00 A.M. TO 8:29 A.M.   : 170   (13.2%)
8:30 A.M. TO 8:59 A.M.   : 101   (7.8%)
9:00 A.M. TO 9:59 A.M.   : 106   (8.2%)
10:00 A.M. TO 10:59 A.M.   : 37   (2.9%)
11:00 A.M. TO 11:59 A.M.   : 0   (0.0%)
12:00 P.M. TO 3:59 P.M.   : 138   (10.7%)
4:00 P.M. TO 11:59 P.M.   : 92   (7.1%)


(updated 2010)



Means Of Transportation
(Wise Town, Virginia)

Car, truck, or van:

Drove alone : 1,314

Carpooled:

In 2-person carpool : 61

In 3-person carpool : 18

In 4-person carpool : 0

In 5- or 6-person carpool : 0

In 7-or-more-person carpool : 0

Public transportation (excluding taxicab):

Bus or trolley bus : 0

Streetcar or trolley car (carro publico in Puerto Rico) : 0

Subway or elevated : 0

Railroad : 0

Ferryboat : 0

Taxicab : 0

Motorcycle : 0

Bicycle : 0

Walked : 84

Other means : 0

Worked at home : 0


(updated 2009)



Travel Time To Work
(Wise Town, Virginia)

Less than 5 minutes : 343

5 to 9 minutes : 398

10 to 14 minutes : 237

15 to 19 minutes : 190

20 to 24 minutes : 136

25 to 29 minutes : 26

30 to 34 minutes : 87

35 to 39 minutes : 27

40 to 44 minutes : 7

45 to 59 minutes : 0

60 to 89 minutes : 18

90 or more minutes : 8


(updated 2009)



Social Security Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(Wise Town, Virginia)

With Social Security income : 381

No Social Security income : 824


(updated 2009)



Retirement Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(Wise Town, Virginia)

With retirement income : 185

No retirement income : 1,020


(updated 2009)



Family Income (Annual)
(Wise Town, Virginia)

Less than $10,000 : 30

$10,000 to $14,999 : 20

$15,000 to $19,999 : 0

$20,000 to $24,999 : 38

$25,000 to $29,999 : 138

$30,000 to $34,999 : 68

$35,000 to $39,999 : 29

$40,000 to $44,999 : 36

$45,000 to $49,999 : 29

$50,000 to $59,999 : 121

$60,000 to $74,999 : 71

$75,000 to $99,999 : 104

$100,000 to $124,999 : 55

$125,000 to $149,999 : 16

$150,000 to $199,999 : 7

$200,000 or more : 14


(updated 2009)



Median Family Income (Annual)
(Wise Town, Virginia)

Median family income in the past 12 months (in 2009 inflation-adjusted dollars) : $50,000


(updated 2009)



AM Radio Stations Near Wise Town, Virginia

  • WGAT (1050 AM; 1.0 kW; Weber City, VA; Owner: Tri-cities Broadcasting Corporation)
  • WXLZ (1140 AM; 2.5 kW; Castlewood, VA; Owner: Yeary Broadcasting, Inc.)
  • WLSD (1220 AM; 1.0 kW; Big Stone Gap, VA; Owner: Valley Broadcasting And Communications, Inc.)
  • WMCH (1260 AM; 1.0 kW; Church Hill, TN; Owner: Wmch Radio, Inc.)
  • WGOC (1320 AM; 5.0 kW; Kingsport, TN; Owner: Citadel Broadcasting Company)
  • WNVA (1350 AM; 5.0 kW; Norton, VA; Owner: Radio-wise, Inc.)
  • WLRV (1380 AM; 1.0 kW; Lebanon, VA; Owner: Gary W. Ward Braodcasting Corporation)
  • WKPT (1400 AM; 1.0 kW; Kingsport, TN; Owner: Holston Valley Broadcasting Corporation)
  • WDIC (1430 AM; 5.0 kW; Clinchco, VA; Owner: Dickenson County Broadcasting Corp.)
  • WEKB (1460 AM; 5.0 kW; Draffin, KY; Owner: East Kentucky Broadcasting Corporation)
  • WVSG (1480 AM; 5.0 kW; Cromona, KY; Owner: Letcher County Broadcasting, Inc.)
  • WSWV (1570 AM; 2.3 kW; Pennington Gap, VA; Owner: B C Broadcasting Company, Inc.)
  • WSWV (1570 AM; 0.191 kW; Pennington Gap, VA; Owner: B C Broadcasting Company, Inc.)
  • WXSM (640 AM; 10.0 kW; Kingsport, TN; Owner: Citadel Broadcasting Company)

FM Radio Stations Near Wise Town, Virginia

  • WDXC (102.3 FM; Jenkins, KY; Owner: Wdxc Radio, Inc.)
  • WVEK-FM (102.7 FM; Kingsport, TN; Owner: Jbl Broadcasting, Inc.)
  • WVEK-FM (102.7 FM; Benham, KY; Owner: Jbl Broadcasting, Inc.)
  • WEYE (104.3 FM; Church Hill, TN; Owner: Asradio, Llc)
  • WKOS (104.9 FM; Kingsport, TN; Owner: Citadel Broadcasting Company)
  • WSWV-FM (105.5 FM; Pennington Gap, VA; Owner: B C Broadcasting Company, Inc.)
  • WNVA-FM (106.3 FM; Norton, VA; Owner: Radio Wise, Inc.)
  • WXLZ-FM (107.3 FM; Lebanon, VA; Owner: Yeary Broadcasting, Inc.)
  • WCSK (90.3 FM; Kingsport, TN; Owner: Kingsport City Schools Bd. Of Educ .)
  • WISE-FM (90.5 FM; Coeburn, VA; Owner: Virginia Tech Foundation, Inc.)
  • WDIC-FM (92.1 FM; Clinchco, VA; Owner: Dickenson County Broadcasting Corp.)
  • WAXM (93.5 FM; Benham, KY; Owner: Valley Broadcasting And Communications, Inc.)
  • WRZK (95.9 FM; Kingsport, TN; Owner: Murray Communications)
  • WGCK (99.7 FM; Pound, VA; Owner: Letcher County Broadcasting, Inc.)

TV Broadcast Stations Near Wise Town, Virginia

  • WSBN-TV (Channel 47; Norton, VA; Owner: Blue Ridge Public Television, Inc.)
  • WLFG (Channel 68; Lebanon, VA; Owner: Living Faith Ministries, Inc.)

(updated 2008)



Occupations in Wise Town, Virginia

Male:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 275  (37.5%)
  • Service Occupations: 63  (8.6%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 93  (12.7%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 5  (0.7%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 149  (20.3%)

Female:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 224  (38.5%)
  • Service Occupations: 102  (17.5%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 238  (40.9%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 0  (0.0%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 0  (0.0%)


(updated 2010)





There are 35 Farms In Wise Town, Virginia


(updated 2008)



Banks In Wise Town, Virginia

Powell Valley National Bank - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $252.5k
    Industry Specialization: All Other < $1 Billion
    Total Offices: 5

Branch Banking And Trust Company - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $183.6m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 1,843

Farmers And Miners Bank - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $133.2k
    Industry Specialization: All Other < $1 Billion
    Total Offices: 6

The First Bank And Trust Company - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $1.3m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 22

Miners Exchange Bank - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $108.6k
    Industry Specialization: All Other < $1 Billion
    Total Offices: 7

(updated 2014)







Airports Near Wise Town, Virginia

  • Lonesome Pine


    (about 2.5 miles in Coeburn, Virginia; Airport Code: LNP)

  • Whitesburg Municipal


    (about 16.3 miles in Crown, Kentucky; Airport Code: BRG)

  • Tri-Cities Regional TN/VA


    (about 35.9 miles in Blountville, Tennessee; Airport Code: TRI)

  • Pike County Hatcher Field


    (about 40.3 miles in Betsy Layne, Kentucky; Airport Code: PBX)

  • Big Sandy Regional


    (about 53.5 miles in Davella, Kentucky; Airport Code: UXN)

  • Municipal


    (about 56.0 miles in Greeneville, Tennessee; Airport Code: GCY)


(updated 2015)



Modes of Transportation in Wise Town, Virginia

Car, Truck, Or Van:

 

Drove Alone

84.19%

Carpooled

12.15%

Public Transportation:

 

Bus Or Trolley Bus

0.0%

Streetcar Or Trolley Car

0.0%

Subway Or Elevated

0.0%

Railroad

0.0%

Ferryboat

0.0%

Taxicab

0.0%

Motorcycle

0.0%

Bicycle

0.53%

Walked

1.45%

Other Means

0.0%

Worked At Home

1.68%



(updated 2010)





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Housing Analysis

Everyone needs shelter in rented housing or individually owned homes. Each community, including Wise Town, Virginia, is different from the rest based on overall architecture, appearance, occupancy, average housing square footage, average home value, and average home age.





(updated 2010)



Household Type
(Wise Town, Virginia)

Family households:

Married-couple family : 621

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present : 26

Female householder, no husband present : 129

Nonfamily households:

Householder living alone : 321

Householder not living alone : 108


(updated 2009)



Unmarried-Partner Households By Sex Of Partner
(Wise Town, Virginia)

Unmarried-partner households:

Male householder and male partner : 0

Male householder and female partner : 8

Female householder and female partner : 0

Female householder and male partner : 28

All other households : 1,169


(updated 2009)



Household Type By Tenure
(Wise Town, Virginia)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 493

Renter-occupied housing units : 128

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 26

Renter-occupied housing units : 0

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 78

Renter-occupied housing units : 51

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 154

Renter-occupied housing units : 275


(updated 2009)



Household Income (Annual)
(Wise Town, Virginia)

Less than $10,000 : 71

$10,000 to $14,999 : 171

$15,000 to $19,999 : 7

$20,000 to $24,999 : 105

$25,000 to $29,999 : 181

$30,000 to $34,999 : 68

$35,000 to $39,999 : 54

$40,000 to $44,999 : 47

$45,000 to $49,999 : 68

$50,000 to $59,999 : 143

$60,000 to $74,999 : 71

$75,000 to $99,999 : 104

$100,000 to $124,999 : 78

$125,000 to $149,999 : 16

$150,000 to $199,999 : 7

$200,000 or more : 14


(updated 2009)



Housing Units
(Wise Town, Virginia)

Total : 1,347


(updated 2009)



Occupancy Status
(Wise Town, Virginia)

Occupied : 1,205

Vacant : 142


(updated 2009)



Median Number Of Rooms
(Wise Town, Virginia)

Median number of rooms : 5


(updated 2009)



Year Structure Built
(Wise Town, Virginia)

Built 2005 or later : 18

Built 2000 to 2004 : 47

Built 1990 to 1999 : 161

Built 1980 to 1989 : 174

Built 1970 to 1979 : 415

Built 1960 to 1969 : 115

Built 1950 to 1959 : 102

Built 1940 to 1949 : 168

Built 1939 or earlier : 147


(updated 2009)



House Heating Fuel
(Wise Town, Virginia)

Utility gas : 21

Bottled, tank, or LP gas : 54

Electricity : 1,059

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. : 71

Coal or coke : 0

Wood : 0

Solar energy : 0

Other fuel : 0

No fuel used : 0


(updated 2009)



House Value
(Wise Town, Virginia)

Less than $10,000 : 8

$10,000 to $14,999 : 16

$15,000 to $19,999 : 43

$20,000 to $24,999 : 31

$25,000 to $29,999 : 34

$30,000 to $34,999 : 8

$35,000 to $39,999 : 0

$40,000 to $49,999 : 0

$50,000 to $59,999 : 37

$60,000 to $69,999 : 39

$70,000 to $79,999 : 24

$80,000 to $89,999 : 115

$90,000 to $99,999 : 50

$100,000 to $124,999 : 62

$125,000 to $149,999 : 63

$150,000 to $174,999 : 63

$175,000 to $199,999 : 0

$200,000 to $249,999 : 27

$250,000 to $299,999 : 75

$300,000 to $399,999 : 35

$400,000 to $499,999 : 21

$500,000 to $749,999 : 0

$750,000 to $999,999 : 0

$1,000,000 or more : 0


(updated 2009)



Mortgage Status
(Wise Town, Virginia)

Housing units with a mortgage, contract to purchase, or similar debt:

With either a second mortgage or home equity loan, but not both:

Second mortgage only : 40

Home equity loan only : 24

Both second mortgage and home equity loan : 0

No second mortgage and no home equity loan : 286

Housing units without a mortgage : 401


(updated 2009)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Wise Town, Virginia)

Built 2005 or later :

Built 2000 to 2004 : $25,600

Built 1990 to 1999 : $26,800

Built 1980 to 1989 : $84,100

Built 1970 to 1979 : $250,000

Built 1960 to 1969 : $87,500

Built 1950 to 1959 : $112,500

Built 1940 to 1949 : $82,500

Built 1939 or earlier : $126,600


(updated 2009)







Percentage of Family Households in Wise Town, Virginia: 58.6%

Percentage of Family Households in Virginia: 67.0%


(updated 2010)



Population in Group Quarters in Wise Town, Virginia

Noninstitutionalized population


  • College/University student housing : 100%


(updated 2010)







Building Permits in Wise Town, Virginia

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 49 49 $3,825,260
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 3 12 $255,000
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

52 61 $4,080,260
2000        
  Single Family 42 42 $3,379,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

42 42 $3,379,000
2001        
  Single Family 49 49 $3,251,245
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

49 49 $3,251,245
2002        
  Single Family 43 43 $3,728,920
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

43 43 $3,728,920
2003        
  Single Family 48 48 $4,392,200
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

48 48 $4,392,200
2004        
  Single Family 44 44 $5,203,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

44 44 $5,203,000
2005        
  Single Family 53 53 $7,234,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

53 53 $7,234,000
2006        
  Single Family 62 62 $8,278,400
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

62 62 $8,278,400


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Wise Town, VA): $28,531
Median Household Income In 2000 (Virginia): $46,677


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Wise Town): $69,800
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Virginia): $118,800


(updated 2010)



Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Wise Town): $354
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Virginia): $650


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Wise Town, Virginia

Utility Gas: 0.0%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 3.5%
Electricity: 86.9%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 7.6%
Coal Or Coke: 0.8%
Wood: 1.1%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 0.0%
No Fuel Used: 0.0%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





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Government Analysis

People run the government through election of representatives and officials. Local governments are important to provide cohesion between individuals who must share public places. Worthwhile laws need to be debated, passed, and then enforced for a community to remain viable. Communities such as Wise Town, Virginia are often affected in positive and negative ways by government performance.



Health Care Centers Close To Wise Town, Virginia

Wise Choice Home Health


     Address: 511 West Main Street Suite D, Wise, Virginia 24293
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 3/15/2007

Mountain View Regional Medical Center Home Health


     Address: 417 West Main Street, Wise, Virginia 24293
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 3/20/1986

Norton Community Hosp Home Hea


     Address: 716 Spring Avenue, Wise, Virginia 24293
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Other
     Certified Date: 5/8/1986

In Home Care Inc


     Address: 201 Nottingham Ave, Wise, Virginia 24293
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 6/27/2001

First Choice Home Health Care


     Address: 46 Seventh Street, Norton, Virginia 24273
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 4/28/1997

Hospitals Close To Wise Town, Virginia

Norton Community Hospital


     Address: 100 15th St Nw, Norton, Virginia 24273
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Private

Mountain View Regional Medical Center


     Address: Third Street Ne, Norton, Virginia 24273
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Proprietary

Wellmont Lonesome Pine Hospital


     Address: 1990 Holton Avenue East Po Drawer 1, Big Stone Gap, Virginia 24219
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Other

Dickenson Community Hospital


     Address: 1 Hospital Drive, Clintwood, Virginia 24228
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Private

Jenkins Community Hospital


     Address: "9480 Hwy 805, Po Box 472", Jenkins, Kentucky 41537
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Private

Nursing Homes Close To Wise Town, Virginia

Heritage Hall Wise


     Address: 9434 Coeburn Mountain Road, Wise, Virginia 24293
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 81
     Percent Occupied: 84%

Mountain View Regional Medical Center


     Address: 310 Third Street, Ne, Norton, Virginia 24273
     Ownership: Non Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 41
     Percent Occupied: 93%

Heritage Hall Big Stone Gap


     Address: 2045 Valley View Drive, Big Stone Gap, Virginia 24219
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 159
     Percent Occupied: 88%

Heritage Hall Clintwood


     Address: Route 607 Po Box 909, Clintwood, Virginia 24228
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 75
     Percent Occupied: 75%

Letcher Manor


     Address: 73 Piedmont Drive, Whitesburg, Kentucky 41858
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 134
     Percent Occupied: 88%



Closest Nuclear Power Plant To
Wise Town, Virginia

Name: McGuire
Address: 12700 Hagers Ferry Road; Huntersville, NC 28078-9340
Distance: 144 Miles


(updated 2007)



Social Security Users in Wise Town, Virginia

    Retired Workers: 945
    Disabled Workers: 730
    Widowers Workers: 355
    Spouses Workers: 185
    Children Workers: 330


(updated 2007)



Wise County, Virginia Presidential Election

  • Kerry & Edwards 40.54%
  • Bush & Cheney 58.20%
  • Other 1.26%



(updated 2004)



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Taxes Analysis

Using tax dollars, government officials keep public places in repair, protect citizens, and provide for important services for the benefit of Wise Town, Virginia citizens.

Relocation to Wise County, VA

4.56 % of Wise County tax filers migrated from different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. Their adjusted gross income average was $34,980

Virginia Average 11.06 %

10 or fewer residents relocated from other nations

Lead counties where tax filers migrated to Wise County, VA (2005 / 2006) from a different county are as follows:

  • Norton , VA 0.59 % ($40,274 AGI )
  • Dickenson County , VA 0.53 % ($25,492 AGI )
  • Russell County , VA 0.28 % ($45,147 AGI )

Relocation away from Wise County, VA

4.97 % of Wise County tax filers migrated to different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. This group's adjusted gross income averaged $30,547

Virginia Average 10.78 %

10 or fewer residents relocated to other nations

Lead counties where tax filers moved from Wise County, VA (2005 / 2006) to a different county are as follows:

  • Norton , VA 0.54 % ($24,896 AGI )
  • Dickenson County , VA 0.38 % ($29,128 AGI )
  • Russell County , VA 0.37 % ($29,000 AGI )


(updated 2006)



Income Tax Rates in Virginia

Low Bracket: $3,000 (2.00%)
High Bracket: $17,000 (5.75%)


(updated 2008)



Sales Tax Rates in Virginia

5.00%


(updated 2008)



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Weather Analysis

The enjoyment of the area in which you live is often affected by the weather. Each individual has a different view on what weather patterns will make them most happy. Some people love the seasons, others enjoy warm temperatures throughout the year while others may love the snow. The weather provided for Wise Town, Virginia is based on over 50 years of data.















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Crime Analysis

Everyone wants to feel safe. Individuals and families want to remain protected from violent or property crime. The crime data should not be totally relied upon when making a decision on where to live. If you are concerned, visit Wise Town, Virginia directly or research local government web sites.

Crime in Wise Town, Virginia

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murder 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rape 1 0 0 1 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 2
    per 100,000 30 0 0 31 30 60 61 62 0 0 0 0 62
Robbery 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
    per 100,000 0 30 31 0 0 30 61 0 0 0 0 30 0
Assault 5 0 8 7 1 3 4 2 3 2 1 8 5
    per 100,000 151 0 245 214 30 90 123 62 93 62 30 240 154
Burglary 15 20 18 14 11 14 23 10 11 11 5 8 10
    per 100,000 454 596 552 428 335 422 706 309 341 340 150 240 308
Larceny Theft 85 94 94 111 109 85 87 92 84 77 87 67 66
    per 100,000 2,572 2,803 2,882 3,392 3,323 2,564 2,672 2,847 2,604 2,380 2,617 2,011 2,030
Vehicle Theft 3 6 13 12 8 4 2 2 6 2 2 4 3
    per 100,000 91 179 399 367 244 121 61 62 186 62 60 120 92
Arson 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 1 2 0 0 1
    per 100,000 0 0 0 0 30 0 92 31 31 62 0 0 31
CityMelt Violent Crime Index
U.S. Average = 40
2 0 2 2 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 2 2
CityMelt Property Crime Index
U.S. Average = 277
26 30 31 34 32 26 29 26 26 23 24 20 20
CityMelt Crime Index
U.S. Average = 158
14 15 17 18 16 14 15 14 13 12 12 11 11


(updated 2013)



Number of Sex Offenders In Virginia

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
13,211 12,152 15,000 4,618 17,110 16,891 18,728 19,137 20,081 20,902


(updated 2014)



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