Wythe County, VA

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2020 Population
28,725
0.413% 1-year decline
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
45.9
1.32% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
13.4%
9.74% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$51,639
4.61% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$130,000
1.25% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
13,574
1.75% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Wythe County, VA had a population of 28.7k people with a median age of 45.9 and a median household income of $51,639. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Wythe County, VA declined from 28,844 to 28,725, a −0.413% decrease and its median household income grew from $49,364 to $51,639, a 4.61% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wythe County, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.04%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.78%), White (Hispanic) (1.11%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.985%).

None of the households in Wythe County, VA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99% of the residents in Wythe County, VA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Wythe County, VA are Wytheville Community College (708 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Wythe County, VA was $130,000, and the homeownership rate was 77%.

Most people in Wythe County, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Wythe County, VA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Wythe County, VA is home to a population of 28.7k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.14% of Wythe County, VA residents were born outside of the country (328 people).

In 2020, there were 46 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (26.9k people) in Wythe County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 585 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 511 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99%
2020 Citizenship
99.8%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99% of Wythe County, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Wythe County, VA was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wythe County, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    26.9k ± 24
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    585 ± 178
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    511 ± 114
1.27%
Hispanic Population
366 people

In 2020, there were 46 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (26.9k people) in Wythe County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 585 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 511 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.27% of the people in Wythe County, VA are hispanic (366 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Wythe County, VA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    109,267 ± 8,063 people
  2. India
    94,596 ± 7,509 people
  3. Mexico
    56,409 ± 5,812 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 109,267 Virginia residents, followed by India with 94,596 and Mexico with 56,409.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.14%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
328 people
0.582%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
168 people

As of 2020, 1.14% of Wythe County, VA residents (328 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Wythe County, VA was 0.582%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    757 ± 155
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    391 ± 130
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    160 ± 79

Wythe County, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.94 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Wythe County, VA employs 13.6k people. The largest industries in Wythe County, VA are Manufacturing (2,416 people), Retail Trade (1,887 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,799 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($65,905), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($63,068), and Utilities ($52,298).

Males in Virginia have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $60,365. The income inequality in Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

13.6k
2020 Value
± 865
1.75%
1 Year growth
± 8.89%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Wythe County, VA grew at a rate of 1.75%, from 13.3k employees to 13.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wythe County, VA, are Production Occupations (1,613 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,428 people), and Management Occupations (1,306 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wythe County, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

13.6k
2020 Value
± 865
1.75%
1 Year growth
± 8.89%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Wythe County, VA grew at a rate of 1.75%, from 13.3k employees to 13.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wythe County, VA, are Manufacturing (2,416 people), Retail Trade (1,887 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,799 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wythe County, VA, though some of these residents may live in Wythe County, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$37,008
Median earning men ± $2,044
$26,821
Median earning women ± $3,582

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,371), Public Administration ($46,806), and Manufacturing ($45,904).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($61,042), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($60,897), and Public Administration ($48,047).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Virginia. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Virginia.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 275
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 212
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 171
    Manufacturing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $355k
    Manufacturing
  2. $119k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $49.4k
    Retail Trade

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $37.3B
  2. $28.7B
  3. $25.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Virginia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $37.3B, followed by Electronics ($28.7B) and Machinery ($25.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Virginia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$325B
2020 Value in Virginia
$612B
Projected 2050 Value in Virginia
88.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Virginia trade was $325B. This is expected to increase 88.1% to $612B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Virginia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $25B
  2. $18.9B
  3. $13.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was North Carolina with $25B, followed by Maryland with $18.9B and Pennsylvania and $13.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Virginia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Wythe County, VA went to Donald J. Trump with 77.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (20.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.13%).

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing the state of Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Virginia

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Mark Warner
Senator from Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Tim Kaine
Senator from Virginia1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Virginia over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Virginia

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Virginia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Wythe County, VA awarded 708 degrees. The student population of Wythe County, VA in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 793 male students and 1,451 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wythe County, VA are White (638 and 90.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (35 and 4.96%), Two or More Races (11 and 1.56%), and Black or African American (10 and 1.42%).

The largest universities in Wythe County, VA by number of degrees awarded are Wytheville Community College (708 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Wythe County, VA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (185 and 26.1%), Other Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, & Treatment Professions (109 and 15.4%), and Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (95 and 13.4%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 2,244 students enrolled in Wythe County, VA, 35.3% men and 64.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,986 records, of which 64% were women and 36% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 17 degree-majors awarded
  2. 185 degree-majors awarded
  3. 42 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Wythe County, VA was Clinical Laboratory Technician with 17 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Wythe County, VA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
708 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Wytheville Community College with 708 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 196 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Wythe County, VA, which is 0.383 times less than the 512 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 638 degrees mean that there were 18.2 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 35 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($4,620) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($105) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,600) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.823% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.842% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.66M), Some college (1.42M), and Bachelors Degree (1.41M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Wythe County, VA was $130,000 in 2020, which is 0.566 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $128,400 to $130,000, a 1.25% increase. The homeownership rate in Wythe County, VA is 77%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Wythe County, VA have an average commute time of 23.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Wythe County, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Wythe County, VA is $51,639. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Wythe County, VA was Census Tract 504.02 with a value of $60,965, followed by Census Tract 503.01 and Census Tract 503.02, with respective values of $57,649 and $56,424.

In 2021, 11.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Wythe County, VA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 0.488%.

Property

$130,000
Median Property Value 2020
±$9,800
$9,539
Median Property Taxes
±$715

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Wythe County, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Wythe County, VA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

77%
Homeownership
2020
67.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 77% of the housing units in Wythe County, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 78%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 504.02
  2. Census Tract 503.01
  3. Census Tract 503.02

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wythe County, VA was Census Tract 504.02 with a value of $60,965, followed by Census Tract 503.01 and Census Tract 503.02, with respective values of $57,649 and $56,424.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Wythe County, VA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$51,639
Median Household Income
± $4,880
12.4k
Number of Households
± 874

In 2020, the median household income of the 12.4k households in Wythe County, VA grew to $51,639 from the previous year's value of $49,364.

The following chart displays the households in Wythe County, VA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Wythe County, VA is from Virginia.
0.478
2020 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.479
2019 Wage GINI in Virginia

In 2020, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.181% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Virginia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (85.6%)
  2. Carpooled (9.14%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.17%)

In 2020, 85.6% of workers in Wythe County, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.14%) and those who worked at home (4.17%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

23.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wythe County, VA have a shorter commute time (23.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.95% of the workforce in Wythe County, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Wythe County, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Wythe County, VA have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 11.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Wythe County, VA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 0.488%.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wythe County, VA (3.81k out of 28.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wythe County, VA is White, followed by Black and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 18.6% of the children was living in poverty in Wythe County, VA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 4.8%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 122 in Wythe County, VA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.23 per 100,000 population.

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92% of the population of Wythe County, VA has health coverage, with 46.9% on employee plans, 13.2% on Medicaid, 18.4% on Medicare, 11.4% on non-group plans, and 2.14% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Virginia was $7,556 in 2014. This is a 3.42% increase from the previous year ($7,306).

Primary care physicians in Wythe County, VA see 2396 patients per year on average, which represents a 16.1% increase from the previous year (2063 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2868 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 503 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Virginia, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,396 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Wythe County, VA

Primary care physicians in Wythe County, VA see an average of 2,396 patients per year. This represents a 16.1% increase from the previous year (2,063 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Wythe County, VA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Virginia across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.8% under 18 years, 16.5% between 18 and 34 years, 41.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

7.96%
Uninsured
46.9%
Employer Coverage
13.2%
Medicaid
18.4%
Medicare
11.4%
Non-Group
2.14%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wythe County, VA declined by 9.5% from 8.8% to 7.96%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Wythe County, VA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 37.2% in Wythe County, VA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 11.5% in Wythe County, VA.

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