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Population in 2012: 3,260 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +0.2%
 

Males: 1,536  (47.1%)
Females: 1,724  (52.9%)

Median resident age:  40.4 years
Virginia median age:  35.1 years

Zip codes: 24293.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $43,158 (it was $28,531 in 2000)
Wise:

$43,158
VA:

$61,741
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,287

Wise town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $120,757 (it was $69,800 in 2000)
Wise:

$120,757
VA:

$237,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $103,390; Detached houses: $125,144; Townhouses or other attached units: $78,972; In 2-unit structures: $182,805; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $335,696; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $86,417; Mobile homes: $28,537

Median gross rent in 2012: $679.

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  • White alone - 3,144 (95.7%)
  • Hispanic - 42 (1.3%)
  • Two or more races - 33 (1.0%)
  • Black alone - 30 (0.9%)
  • Asian alone - 28 (0.9%)
  • Other race alone - 5 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (0.1%)

Races in Wise detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wise: 81.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: Irish (15.5%), United States (12.6%), English (9.8%), Scotch-Irish (9.6%), German (9.5%), Scottish (5.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 2454 feet

Land area: 3.07 square miles.

Population density: 1,061 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Wise:

  • High school or higher: 83.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.9%
  • Unemployed: 11.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wise town:

  • Never married: 40.3%
  • Now married: 45.2%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 8.2%

55 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.7%
Virginia:  11.6%



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists there were 11 registered sex offenders living in Wise, Virginia as of September 21, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Wise to the number of sex offenders is 296 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $872 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $515 (0.4%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johnson City, TN (45.9 miles , pop. 55,469).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Lexington-Fayette, KY (127.9 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (432.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Norton, VA (2.0 miles ), Riverview, VA (2.5 miles ), Coeburn, VA (2.6 miles ), Pound, VA (3.2 miles ), Dungannon, VA (3.5 miles ), Appalachia, VA (3.5 miles ), Payne Gap, KY (3.6 miles ), Big Stone Gap, VA (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 36.98 N, Longitude: 82.58 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,916 (+58.3%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 506 (34.4%)

Area code: 276

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Crime rates in Wise by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 100112220000
per 100,000 30.30.00.030.630.560.361.461.90.00.00.00.0
Robberies 011001200001
per 100,000 0.029.830.70.00.030.261.40.00.00.00.030.0
Assaults 508713423218
per 100,000 151.30.0245.2213.930.590.5122.961.993.061.830.1240.1
Burglaries 1520181411142310111158
per 100,000 453.9596.3551.8427.9335.4422.3706.4309.4341.0340.0150.4240.1
Thefts 85949411110985879284778767
per 100,000 2571.92802.62881.73392.43323.22564.12672.02846.52603.82380.22616.52010.8
Auto thefts 36131284226224
per 100,000 90.8178.9398.5366.7243.9120.761.461.9186.061.860.2120.0
Arson 000010311200
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.030.50.092.130.931.061.80.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 179.7162.1223.4240.0188.9198.8231.9185.2147.8124.8115.3150.0

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Crime rate in Wise detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 14 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.90
Virginia average:

2.27

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Wise, Virginia accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.0%
Virginia:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +43 (+1.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (27%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Top executives (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Wise-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 68% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 37.4 miles away from the Wise town center killed one person and injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/18/1995, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 32.9 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wise-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Virginia state average. It is 63% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 35.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 39.4 miles away from Wise center
On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 37.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/26/1995 at 00:37:28, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 30.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/17/1990 at 21:01:17, a magnitude 4.0 (3.5 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 44.1 miles away from Wise center
On 4/19/1996 at 08:50:14, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 24.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Wise County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wise topographic map

Birthplace of: Glen Roberts - Basketball player-coach, Raymond Allen Davis incident - Diplomat, George C. Scott - (1927-1999), actor, Carroll Dale - Football player.


Hospitals/medical centers in Wise:

  • ADVANCED HOME CARE (Home Health Center, 165 PLAZA ROAD, SUITE 20)
  • IN HOME CARE INC (Home Health Center, 201 NOTTINGHAM AVE)
  • NORTON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, 716 SPRING AVENUE)
  • WISE CHOICE HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, 524 WEST MAIN STREET, SUITE 3)
  • WISE APPALACHIAN REGIONAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, HOSPITAL DRIVE SW 23N)
  • HERITAGE HALL WISE (Nursing Home, 9434 COEBURN MOUNTAIN ROAD)
  • HERITAGE HALL WISE(CLOSED) (Nursing Home, 9434 COEBURN MOUNTAIN)

Political contributions by individuals in Wise, VA

Airports located in Wise:

College/University in Wise:

  • The University of Virginia's College at Wise (Full-time enrollment: 1,495; Location: 1 College Avenue; Public; Website: www.uvawise.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wise:

  • Northeast State Community College (about 36 miles; Blountville, TN; Full-time enrollment: 3,537)
  • East Tennessee State University (about 49 miles; Johnson City, TN; FT enrollment: 11,642)
  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (about 51 miles; Prestonsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 2,306)
  • Tusculum College (about 57 miles; Greeneville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,144)
  • Walters State Community College (about 65 miles; Morristown, TN; FT enrollment: 3,878)
  • Lincoln Memorial University (about 66 miles; Harrogate, TN; FT enrollment: 2,182)
  • Appalachian State University (about 73 miles; Boone, NC; FT enrollment: 14,923)

Public high school in Wise:

Private high school in Wise:

  • WISE COUNTY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 86; Location: 9635 COEBURN MOUNTAIN RD; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Wise:

See full list of schools located in Wise, School District: WISE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Library in Wise:

  • LONESOME PINE REGIONAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,659,342; Location: 124 LIBRARY ROAD SW; 545,241 books; 20,198 e-books; 21,348 audio materials; 18,411 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 18 state licensed databases; 552 print serial subscriptions; 3 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Shopping Center: Ridge View Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Wise Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Glade Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Best Western of Wise (124 Woodland Drive).

Courts: Wise County - Courts- Thirtieth Judicial (Circuit Court), United States Government - Courts Us- Tax Court Us- Docket Clerk (400 2nd Street), United States Government - Courts Us- Tax Court Us- Clerk Of The Court (400 2nd Street), Wise County - Courts- General District Court- Judges Ofc (Courthouse), United States Government - Courts Us- Tax Court Us- Admissions Office (400 2nd Street), United States Government - Courts Us- Tax Court Us- Chief Judge Arthur L Nims (400 2nd Street), United States Government - Courts Us- Tax Court Us- Administrative Of (400 2nd Street).

 
Wise County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 14.2%

Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
Virginia:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  58.6%
Whole state:  67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.5%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Wise, VA

41 people in college/university student housing in 2010
172 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Wise compared to Virginia state average:

Wise, Virginia environmental map by EPA

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  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.


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Banks with branches in Wise (2011 data):

  • New Peoples Bank, Inc.: Esserville Branch at 5448 Wise-Norton Road, branch established on 2006/04/06. Info updated 2007/08/21: Bank assets: $781.6 mil, Deposits: $709.1 mil, headquarters in Honaker, VA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 28 total offices, Holding Company: New Peoples Bankshares, Inc.
  • Powell Valley National Bank: Wise Branch at 540 West Main Street, branch established on 1994/03/14. Info updated 2010/06/02: Bank assets: $240.7 mil, Deposits: $200.3 mil, headquarters in Jonesville, VA, positive income, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Powell Valley Bankshares, Inc.
  • The First Bank and Trust Company: Wise Branch at 303 West Main Street, branch established on 1983/09/15. Info updated 2007/04/05: Bank assets: $1,247.0 mil, Deposits: $1,102.9 mil, headquarters in Lebanon, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 21 total offices, Holding Company: First Bancorp, Inc.
  • Farmers and Miners Bank: Wise County Branch at 331 East Main Street, branch established on 2002/01/22. Info updated 2011/03/25: Bank assets: $129.1 mil, Deposits: $112.6 mil, headquarters in Pennington Gap, VA, positive income, 6 total offices
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Wise Branch at 1510 Norton Road, branch established on 1983/06/01. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Wise travel time to work - commute


Wise mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (96%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Wise town (based on Wise County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.58%
Here33.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchNational Association of Free Will BaptistsAssemblies of GodIndependent Free Will Baptists Associations
Adherents37.8%20.7%12.7%7.3%2.8%
Congregations16.7%17.7%17.7%5.2%5.2%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Church of God of ProphecyLDS (Mormon) ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents2.7%2.2%2.0%1.9%9.8%
Congregations7.3%6.3%1.0%2.1%20.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 10
Wise County:

2.40 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Wise County:

0.96 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 55
Wise County:

13.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 16
Here:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.7%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Wise County:

30.6%
Virginia:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.0%
State:

18.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 6$15,728$31,4560$0
Other Government Administration 3$13,336$53,3445$787
Police Protection - Officers 13$43,560$40,2090$0
Police - Other 1$2,698$32,3760$0
Firefighters 1$3,619$43,4280$0
Fire - Other 1$2,217$26,6041$540
Streets and Highways 10$25,521$30,6250$0
Solid Waste Management 3$7,759$31,0360$0
Sewerage 7$19,605$33,6090$0
Water Supply 11$28,859$31,4830$0
Totals for Government 56$162,902$34,9086$1,327

Wise government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks & Recreation: $520,000 ($159.51)
    Sewerage: $295,000 ($90.49)
    Regular Highways: $150,000 ($46.01)
    Water Utilities: $57,000 ($17.48)
    General: $1,000 ($0.31)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $597,000 ($183.13)
    Water Utilities: $578,000 ($177.30)
    Regular Highways: $434,000 ($133.13)
    Financial Administration: $410,000 ($125.77)
    General - Other: $302,000 ($92.64)
    Sewerage: $186,000 ($57.06)
    Solid Waste Management: $149,000 ($45.71)
    Fire Protection: $116,000 ($35.58)
    Parks & Recreation: $35,000 ($10.74)
    Health Services - Other: $16,000 ($4.91)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $34,000 ($10.43)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Sewerage: $520,000 ($159.51)
    Libraries: $9,000 ($2.76)
    General: $4,000 ($1.23)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $382,000 ($117.18)
    Police Protection: $97,000 ($29.75)
    Sewerage: $50,000 ($15.34)
    Financial Administration: $37,000 ($11.35)
    Regular Highways: $35,000 ($10.74)
    Water Utilities: $16,000 ($4.91)
    Fire Protection: $4,000 ($1.23)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,000 ($0.92)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,452,000 ($445.40)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $16,000 ($4.91)

Wise government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $850,000 ($260.74)
    All Other: $164,000 ($50.31)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $11,000 ($3.37)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $120,000 ($36.81)
    General Support: $71,000 ($21.78)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $153,000 ($46.93)
    General Revenue, NEC: $93,000 ($28.53)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $739,000 ($226.69)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $335,000 ($102.76)
    All Other: $90,000 ($27.61)
    General Support: $38,000 ($11.66)
  • Tax - Property: $1,253,000 ($384.36)
    NEC: $338,000 ($103.68)
    Motor Vehicle License: $33,000 ($10.12)

Wise government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $332,000 ($101.84)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $665,000 ($203.99)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $633,000 ($194.17)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $288,000 ($88.34)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $44,000 ($13.50)
    Other, NEC: $32,000 ($9.82)

Wise government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,804,000 ($1473.62)

4.56% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,980 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.56%
Virginia average:

11.06%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Norton city, VA  0.59% ($40,274 average AGI)
from Dickenson County, VA  0.53% ($25,492)
from Russell County, VA  0.28% ($45,147)


4.97% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,547 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.97%
Virginia average:

10.78%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Norton city, VA  0.54% ($24,896 average AGI)
to Dickenson County, VA  0.38% ($29,128)
to Russell County, VA  0.37% ($29,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wise:

  • WNVA (1350 AM; 5 kW; NORTON, VA; Owner: RADIO-WISE, INC.)
  • WTCW (920 AM; 4 kW; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: T.C.W. BROADCASTING , INC.)
  • WDIC (1430 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CLINCHCO, VA; Owner: DICKENSON COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WGOC (640 AM; 10 kW; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZAP (690 AM; 10 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: RAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEZC (1480 AM; daytime; 5 kW; NEON, KY; Owner: JESUS COMMUNICATION ILNC.)
  • WPWT (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, TN; Owner: INFORMATION COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WXLZ (1140 AM; daytime; 3 kW; ST. PAUL, VA; Owner: YEARY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHGG (1090 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIO)
  • WLSI (900 AM; 5 kW; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WKVG (1000 AM; daytime; 1 kW; JENKINS, KY; Owner: MARTINS & ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wise:

  • WNVA-FM (106.3 FM; NORTON, VA; Owner: RADIO WISE, INC.)
  • WISE-FM (90.5 FM; WISE, VA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA'S COLLEGE AT WISE)
  • WIFX-FM (94.3 FM; JENKINS, KY; Owner: LETCHER COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WXKQ-FM (103.9 FM; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: T.C.W. BROADCASTING , INC.)
  • W223AA (92.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMMT (88.7 FM; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: APPALSHOP, INCORPORATED)
  • WDXC (102.3 FM; POUND, VA; Owner: WDXC RADIO, INC.)
  • WAXM (93.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSEH (102.7 FM; CUMBERLAND, KY; Owner: CUMBERLAND CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W219CJ (91.7 FM; NORTON, VA; Owner: CLINCH VALLEY COLLEGE)
  • WTFM (98.5 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WPKE-FM (103.1 FM; COAL RUN, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)
  • WETS-FM (89.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WXBQ-FM (96.9 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCQR-FM (88.3 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WPJO (99.3 FM; ELIZABETHTON, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WRZK (95.9 FM; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, TN; Owner: MURRAY COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WSGS (101.1 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • W214AP (90.7 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)

TV broadcast stations around Wise:

  • WSBN-TV (Channel 47; NORTON, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WYMT-TV (Channel 57; HAZARD, KY; Owner: WYMT LICENSEE CORP.)
  • W24BT (Channel 24; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Wise, Virginia:
  • Fatal accident count: 6
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 8
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 6
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 11
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Virginia average:
  • Fatal accident count: 194
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 290
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 69
  • Fatalities: 212
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 446
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 30

Wise fatal accident list:

Jun 26, 2001 06:25 PM, Us-5, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Sep 8, 1993 09:50 AM, University, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
May 17, 1990 03:00 PM, Mainstreet, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jul 19, 1984 08:50 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jan 27, 1979 07:10 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jun 4, 1975 11:27 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1


FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Wise)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Wise, VA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 45 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Wise)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 15 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Wise)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 26
  • Hazardous Condition: 5
  • Service Call: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 5

Incident types - Wise


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Wise, VA

Most common first names in Wise, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James8069.5 years
William7572.7 years
Mary5479.0 years
John5074.9 years
Robert4773.7 years
Charles4164.6 years
George2678.6 years
Paul2165.2 years
Carrie1883.8 years
Helen1876.6 years
Most common last names in Wise, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Mullins10574.9 years
Kilgore6174.1 years
Miller4570.6 years
Gilliam4375.8 years
Stallard4171.9 years
Collins4172.5 years
Hall3776.3 years
Smith3672.6 years
Beverly3474.7 years
Powers3374.2 years
Businesses in Wise, VA
NameCountNameCount
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Best Western1McDonald's1
Curves1Nike1
Fashion Bug1Papa John's Pizza1
Hardee's1Pizza Hut1
KFC1Sears1
Kincaid2Subway1
Kmart1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1UPS2
Lane Furniture1Wendy's1
Lowe's1
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