Pound, VA Population

Population: 1,089. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,087 (-0.2% change)
Males: 509 (46.7%), Females: 580 (53.3%)

Wise County

Zip code: 24279

Median resident age: 39.0 years
Median household income: $29,107
Median house value: $75,200

Races in Pound:

  • White Non-Hispanic (98.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)

Ancestries: United States (33.2%), English (9.6%), Irish (8.3%), German (5.8%), Scotch-Irish (4.1%), Dutch (2.0%).

Elevation: 1560 feet

Land area: 2.6 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Pound

  • High school or higher: 67.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 12.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
  • Unemployed: 9.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 28.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Pound town

  • Never married: 22.1%
  • Now married: 52.9%
  • Separated: 3.7%
  • Widowed: 9.7%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

0.7% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +100 (+10.1%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Pound:

  • JENKINS COMMUNITY HOSP (about 5 miles; JENKINS, KY)
  • DICKENSON COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (about 12 miles; CLINTWOOD, VA)
  • NORTON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 13 miles; NORTON, VA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Pound:

  • TRI-CITIES RGNL TN/VA (about 48 miles; BRISTOL/JOHNSON/KINGSPORT, TN; Abbreviation: TRI)
  • TRI-STATE/MILTON J. FERGUSON FIELD (about 86 miles; HUNTINGTON, WV; Abbreviation: HTS)
  • YEAGER (about 111 miles; CHARLESTON, WV; Abbreviation: CRW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Pound:

  • LONESOME PINE (about 12 miles; WISE, VA; Abbreviation: LNP)
  • PIKE COUNTY-HATCHER FIELD (about 30 miles; PIKEVILLE, KY; Abbreviation: PBX)
  • GRUNDY MUNI (about 35 miles; GRUNDY, VA; Abbreviation: GDY)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pound:

  • NORTHEAST STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 44 miles; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,729)
  • SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 56 miles; RICHLANDS, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,412)
  • EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 59 miles; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Full-time enrollment: 9,498)
  • WALTERS STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 80 miles; MORRISTOWN, TN; Full-time enrollment: 3,893)
  • APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 88 miles; BOONE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 12,245)
  • MARSHALL UNIVERSITY (about 91 miles; HUNTINGTON, WV; Full-time enrollment: 12,361)
  • CARSON-NEWMAN COLLEGE (about 93 miles; JEFFERSON CITY, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,073)

Schools

Public high school in Pound:

  • POUND HIGH (Students: 263; Location: 11531 WILDCAT DR; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle school in Pound:

  • J.W. ADAMS COMBINED SCHOOL (Students: 637; Location: 10824 ORBY CANTRELL HWY; Grades: PK – 08)