Tazewell, VA Population

Population: 4,206. Estimated population in July 2020: 4,404 (+4.7% change)
Males: 2,016 (47.9%), Females: 2,190 (52.1%)

Tazewell County

Zip code: 24651

Median resident age: 43.3 years
Median household income: $28,510
Median house value: $66,900

Races in Tazewell:

  • White Non-Hispanic (88.5%)
  • Black (9.3%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • Hispanic (0.6%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (15.3%), Irish (10.5%), German (9.6%), English (6.7%), Scotch-Irish (3.9%), Italian (1.4%).

Elevation: 2519 feet

Land area: 4.0 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Tazewell

  • High school or higher: 75.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 17.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.7%
  • Unemployed: 20.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Tazewell town

  • Never married: 14.9%
  • Now married: 62.9%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 12.6%
  • Divorced: 8.0%

1.0% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -73 (-1.7%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Tazewell:

  • TAZEWELL COMMUNITY HOSP (141 BEN BOLT AVENUE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Tazewell:

  • CLINCH VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER (about 20 miles; RICHLANDS, VA)
  • SMYTH COUNTY COMM HOSP (about 21 miles; MARION, VA)
  • SOUTHWESTERN VA MENTAL HEALTH INST (about 21 miles; MARION, VA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Tazewell:

  • RALEIGH COUNTY MEMORIAL (about 54 miles; BECKLEY, WV; Abbreviation: BKW)
  • TRI-CITIES RGNL TN/VA (about 76 miles; BRISTOL/JOHNSON/KINGSPORT, TN; Abbreviation: TRI)
  • YEAGER (about 86 miles; CHARLESTON, WV; Abbreviation: CRW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Tazewell:

  • TAZEWELL COUNTY (about 19 miles; RICHLANDS, VA; Abbreviation: 6V3)
  • WELCH MUNI (about 20 miles; WELCH, WV; Abbreviation: I25)
  • MOUNTAIN EMPIRE (about 22 miles; MARION/WYTHEVILLE, VA; Abbreviation: MKJ)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Tazewell:

  • SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 20 miles; RICHLANDS, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,412)
  • BLUEFIELD STATE COLLEGE (about 24 miles; BLUEFIELD, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,096)
  • CONCORD COLLEGE (about 42 miles; ATHENS, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,723)
  • NEW RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 59 miles; DUBLIN, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,262)
  • APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 64 miles; BOONE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 12,245)
  • RADFORD UNIVERSITY (about 68 miles; RADFORD, VA; Full-time enrollment: 8,034)
  • NORTHEAST STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 72 miles; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,729)

Schools

Public high school in Tazewell:

  • TAZEWELL HIGH (Students: 578; Location: 627 EAST FINCASTLE; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Tazewell:

  • TAZEWELL ELEM. (Students: 575; Location: 110 MAPLEWOOD LANE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • TAZEWELL MIDDLE (Students: 540; Location: 100 BULLDOG LANE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • TAZEWELL CO CAREER & TECH CTR (Location: 114 MAPLEWEOOD LANE; Grades: 00 – 00)

Libraries

Library in Tazewell:

  • TAZEWELL COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $736,441; Location: 310 E. MAIN STREET; 119,220 books; 2,636 audio materials; 2,585 video materials; 354 serial subscriptions)