Demographics

People

Total Population3,047
Male Share of the Population51.6%
Female Share of the Population48.4%
Senior Citizens16.5%
Employed Population 16+1,425
Age of the Population47

Families

% of people married45.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24.4%
Median Earnings25+$39,596
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,264

Wealth

Median Family Income$55,766
% Above Poverty Level88.8%
% Below Poverty Level11.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone26%
Median Gross Rent$647
Median House Value$132,400

Ancestry

Irish14.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.1%
German7%
English6.2%
Italian4.5%
Scottish2.5%
Dutch1.6%
Hungarian1.1%
Iranian0.5%
Canadian0.4%
French Except Basque0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
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Wise Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyWise County
Standard Zip Codes24293
Phone Area Codes276
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude36.97
Approximate Longitude-82.58

Wise Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationWISE 3 E
Distance2.9 miles
Jan Temp23 to 42 F
Apr Temp41 to 65 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp43 to 67 F
Annual Precip47 inches
StationPENNINGTON GAP
Distance28.9 miles
Jan Temp22 to 44 F
Apr Temp38 to 67 F
Jul Temp62 to 86 F
Oct Temp40 to 69 F
Annual Precip49.3 inches
StationKINGSPORT
Distance31.8 miles
Jan Temp26 to 45 F
Apr Temp43 to 69 F
Jul Temp66 to 87 F
Oct Temp45 to 70 F
Annual Precip44.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Appalachia1,469$36,354
Big Stone Gap5,326$49,259
Coeburn1,669$45,313
Dungannon321$24,615
Norton3,990$41,652
Pound928$40,417

Wise Public Libraries

Lonesome Pine Regional Library
124 LIBRARY ROAD SW
Wise, Virginia
(276) 328-8325

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Wise Public Schools

L.f. Addington Middle
324 School St
ZIP: 24293
(276) 328-8821
Middle
Total Enrollment 474
Regional Learning Academy/wise Co
C/o Wise Co Public Schls, Po Box 1217
ZIP: 24293
(276) 328-8017
Wise Co. Alternative Ed. Ctr.
515 Hurricane Rd., Building B
ZIP: 24293
(276) 328-8612
Wise County Career-technical Center
621 Lake St Ne
ZIP: 24293
(276) 328-6113
Wise Primary
323 Railroad Ave Se
ZIP: 24293
(276) 328-8019
Primary
Total Enrollment 691

Wise Private Schools

Wise County Christian School
5913 Air Port Rd
ZIP: 24293
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 61
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