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People

Total Population 1,732
Male Share of the Population 49.2%
Female Share of the Population 50.8%
Senior Citizens 15.9%
Employed Population 16+ 450
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 41.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.6%
Median Earnings25+ $28,276
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree $14,688

Wealth

Median Family Income $37,824
% Above Poverty Level 67.3%
% Below Poverty Level 32.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 0.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 8%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 30.8%
Median Gross Rent $524
Median House Value $59,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.7%
US/American 0%
English 11.4%
Irish 18%

Appalachia Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 47 miles NW of Johnson City, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 119 miles SE of Lexington, Kentucky
County Wise
Standard Zip Codes 24216
Phone Area Codes 276
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.906
Longitude -82.781

Appalachia Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station BIG STONE GAP
Distance 2.9 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 44 F
Apr Temp 40 to 67 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 70 F
Annual Precip 52.3 inches
Station WISE 3 E
Distance 15.2 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 42 F
Apr Temp 41 to 65 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 47 inches
Station PENNINGTON GAP
Distance 17 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 44 F
Apr Temp 38 to 67 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 40 to 69 F
Annual Precip 49.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Appalachia, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Exeter (24216)

Stonega (24216)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Big Stone Gap 5,559 $42,140
Coeburn 2,309 $34,471
Norton 4,015 $47,898
Pennington Gap 1,783 $30,515
St. Charles 119 $20,833
Wise 3,204 $70,096
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Appalachia High Schools

APPALACHIA HIGH
205 LEE ST
276-565-0214
Serves 244 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.2

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