Appalachia, VA Population

Population: 1,839. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,771 (-3.7% change)
Males: 854 (46.4%), Females: 985 (53.6%)

Wise County

Zip code: 24216

Median resident age: 37.0 years
Median household income: $20,405
Median house value: $40,800

Races in Appalachia:

  • White Non-Hispanic (93.3%)
  • Black (4.6%)
  • Hispanic (1.2%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (18.5%), Irish (12.8%), English (11.6%), German (7.4%), Scotch-Irish (3.8%), Dutch (2.6%).

Elevation: 1651 feet

Land area: 2.3 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Appalachia

  • High school or higher: 63.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 9.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 10.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Appalachia town

  • Never married: 23.3%
  • Now married: 50.9%
  • Separated: 3.7%
  • Widowed: 11.9%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

0.9% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -220 (-10.7%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Appalachia:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Appalachia:

  • TRI-CITIES RGNL TN/VA (about 41 miles; BRISTOL/JOHNSON/KINGSPORT, TN; Abbreviation: TRI)
  • TRI-STATE/MILTON J. FERGUSON FIELD (about 102 miles; HUNTINGTON, WV; Abbreviation: HTS)
  • ASHEVILLE REGIONAL (about 103 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC; Abbreviation: AVL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Appalachia:

  • LONESOME PINE (about 20 miles; WISE, VA; Abbreviation: LNP)
  • HAWKINS COUNTY (about 33 miles; ROGERSVILLE, TN; Abbreviation: RVN)
  • LEE COUNTY (about 35 miles; JONESVILLE, VA; Abbreviation: 0VG)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Appalachia:

  • NORTHEAST STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 39 miles; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,729)
  • EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 51 miles; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Full-time enrollment: 9,498)
  • WALTERS STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 60 miles; MORRISTOWN, TN; Full-time enrollment: 3,893)
  • SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 70 miles; RICHLANDS, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,412)
  • CARSON-NEWMAN COLLEGE (about 73 miles; JEFFERSON CITY, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,073)
  • APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 88 miles; BOONE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 12,245)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT ASHEVILLE (about 89 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,759)

Schools

Public high school in Appalachia:

  • APPALACHIA HIGH (Students: 244; Location: 205 LEE ST; Grades: 08 – 12)
Public primary/middle school in Appalachia:

  • APPALACHIA ELEM. (Students: 407; Location: 3965 KENT JUNCTION ROAD; Grades: PK – 07)