Chilhowie, VA Population

Population: 1,827. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,787 (-2.2% change)
Males: 806 (44.1%), Females: 1,021 (55.9%)

Smyth County

Zip code: 24319

Median resident age: 47.3 years
Median household income: $28,266
Median house value: $80,900

Races in Chilhowie:

  • White Non-Hispanic (93.8%)
  • Black (3.1%)
  • Hispanic (2.1%)
  • Other race (1.5%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (20.7%), German (7.1%), Irish (6.1%), English (5.0%), Scotch-Irish (2.5%), Scottish (1.6%).

Elevation: 1950 feet

Land area: 2.6 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Chilhowie

  • High school or higher: 63.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 11.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chilhowie town

  • Never married: 14.0%
  • Now married: 62.8%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 11.6%
  • Divorced: 8.8%

0.1% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -133 (-6.8%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Chilhowie:

  • SMYTH COUNTY COMM HOSP (about 11 miles; MARION, VA)
  • SOUTHWESTERN VA MENTAL HEALTH INST (about 11 miles; MARION, VA)
  • SOUTHWESTERN VA MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUT (about 11 miles; MARION, VA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Chilhowie:

  • TRI-CITIES RGNL TN/VA (about 55 miles; BRISTOL/JOHNSON/KINGSPORT, TN; Abbreviation: TRI)
  • HICKORY REGIONAL (about 77 miles; HICKORY, NC; Abbreviation: HKY)
  • RALEIGH COUNTY MEMORIAL (about 79 miles; BECKLEY, WV; Abbreviation: BKW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Chilhowie:

  • TAZEWELL COUNTY (about 19 miles; RICHLANDS, VA; Abbreviation: 6V3)
  • MOUNTAIN EMPIRE (about 25 miles; MARION/WYTHEVILLE, VA; Abbreviation: MKJ)
  • VIRGINIA HIGHLANDS (about 26 miles; ABINGDON, VA; Abbreviation: VJI)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chilhowie:

  • SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 23 miles; RICHLANDS, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,412)
  • APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 40 miles; BOONE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 12,245)
  • BLUEFIELD STATE COLLEGE (about 46 miles; BLUEFIELD, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,096)
  • NORTHEAST STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 52 miles; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,729)
  • EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 59 miles; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Full-time enrollment: 9,498)
  • CONCORD COLLEGE (about 65 miles; ATHENS, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,723)
  • NEW RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 73 miles; DUBLIN, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,262)

Schools

Public high school in Chilhowie:

  • CHILHOWIE HIGH (Students: 384; Location: 1160 LEE HWY; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle school in Chilhowie:

  • CHILHOWIE MIDDLE (Students: 328; Location: 1160 LEE HWY; Grades: 06 – 08)