For population 25 years and over in Wise:
For population 15 years and over in Wise town:
35 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $670 (0.6%)
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 ), Coeburn, VA (2.6 miles ), Pound, VA (3.2 miles ), Dungannon, VA (3.5 miles ), Appalachia, VA (3.5 miles ), Big Stone Gap, VA (3.7 miles ), Clintwood, VA (3.7 miles ), Jenkins, KY (3.8 miles ).
Latitude: 36.98 N, Longitude: 82.58 W
Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,786 (+53.9%)
Area code: 276
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Crime rate in Wise detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 14 (13 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: +43 (+1.3%).
Work and jobs in Wise: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Wise, Virginia
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
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).
Birthplace of: Glen Roberts - Basketball player-coach, Raymond Allen Davis incident - Diplomat, George C. Scott - (1927-1999), actor, Carroll Dale - Football player.
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See full list of schools located in Wise, School District: WISE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
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Library in Wise:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 10.8%
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
172 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000
Wise compared to Virginia state average:
Banks with branches in Wise (2011 data):
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Religion statistics for Wise (based on Wise County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.58%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 10
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 55
Number of full-service restaurants: 16
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Wise government finances in 2002(per resident):
4.56% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,980 average adjusted gross income)
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:
4.97% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,547 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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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:
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Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2014.