Damascus, Virginia

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Damascus, Virginia

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Damascus strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Virginia):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 7% Damascus Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
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Comparative Profile of Damascus, Virginia

Comparing Damascus to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Virginia (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 9 9
Female Share of the Population 9 7
Racial Diversity 4 1
Male Share of the Population 3 4
Well-Paid Single Men 2 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 1 3
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 2 2
People in Middle Class or Better 2 1
College Educated Adults 2 1
Median Family Income 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 9
Walking and Biking to Work 7 5
Public Transportation Use 5 3
Short Commute Times 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 9
Affordability of Rents 9 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 9
Housing Recently Built 4 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 7 7
Low Property Crime 4 5

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Damascus Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 38 miles NE of Johnson City, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 110 miles NW of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Washington
Metro Area Johnson City - Kingsport - Bristol
Standard Zip Codes 24236
Phone Area Codes 276
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.633
Longitude -81.783

Damascus Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station ABINGDON 3 S
Distance 10.4 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 43 F
Apr Temp 39 to 67 F
Jul Temp 61 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 68 F
Annual Precip 47.4 inches
Distance 17.3 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 43 F
Apr Temp 38 to 66 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 68 F
Annual Precip 44.9 inches
Station MARION
Distance 19.5 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 43 F
Apr Temp 38 to 67 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 68 F
Annual Precip 45 inches
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Damascus Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 981 100%
Male 454 46.3%
Female 527 53.7%
Under 18 176 17.9%
18+ 805 82.1%
65+ 217 22.1%
Median Age 45.3
Average Family Size 2.72
White 951 96.9%
African-American 16 1.6%
Asian 3 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.5%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 5 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.2%

Estimated Damascus Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,083
Growth 102
Growth % 10.4%

Damascus Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 45.3%
German 12.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.1%
English 8.8%
Scotch-Irish 6.8%
Irish 6.1%
Norwegian 2.8%
Swedish 1.6%
French (except Basque) 1.6%
Italian 1.6%
Scottish 1.2%
Swiss 0.7%
Greek 0.5%
Welsh 0.4%
Dutch 0.4%
Hungarian 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Damascus 981 $29,250
Abingdon 7,780 $46,106
Chilhowie 1,827 $34,375
Glade Spring 1,374 $36,902
Marion 6,349 $34,257
Saltville 2,204 $36,394
Troutdale 1,230 $45,833
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Damascus High Schools (2004)

Serves 323 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.5

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