Wise demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)1,03519191
Median age39.537.837.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)56%57%55%
Speak English98%84%79%
Speak Spanish1%7%13%
Wise, VA has a population of 3,145 and is the 8,570th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,035 per sq mi which is 441% higher than the Virginia average and 1043% higher than the national average. The median age in Wise is 40 which is approximately 4% higher than the Virginia average of 38. In Wise, 56% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 98% speak English and 1% speak Spanish. 68% of Wise residents were born in Virginia, 30% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 1% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Wise is 441% higher than Virginia.
  • The median age in Wise is 4% higher than Virginia.
  • In Wise 95.96% of the population is White.
  • In Wise 1.62% of the population is African American.
  • In Wise 1.11% of the population is Asian.

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Wise population breakdown by race

African American1.62%19.21%12.63%
American Indian0.00%0.26%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.07%0.18%
Mixed race1.30%3.37%3.06%
Other race0.00%2.30%4.75%
In Wise, 0.0% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Wise, VA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).