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Smyth County, Virginia (VA)

County population in 2019: 31,061 (25% urban, 75% rural); it was 33,081 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,878
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,639
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 10,005
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,802 (it was 3,488 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

33%

Land area: 452 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 69 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Smyth County: 83.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (22.1%), Construction (13.9%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (12.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 73%
  • Government: 9%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 18%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Smyth County, VA (2019)
    • 28,87787.3%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 6602.0%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 6391.9%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2210.7%Asian alone
    • 1820.6%Two or more races
    • 1040.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 380.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

45.4 years
Virginia median age:

38.5 years
Males: 15,315  (49.3%)
Females: 15,746  (50.7%)
Average household size:
Smyth County:

2.0 people
Virginia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $42,164 ($30,083 in 1999)
This county:

$42,164
Virginia:

$76,456

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $440 (lower quartile is $334, upper quartile is $545)
This county:

$440
State:

$1091


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $101,307 (it was $62,600 in 2000)
Smyth:

$101,307
Virginia:

$288,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $66,596 - $168,213
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $924
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $314

Institutionalized population: 606

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 5
  • Rapes: 9
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 11
  • Burglaries: 49
  • Thefts: 274
  • Auto thefts: 20

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 7
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 12
  • Burglaries: 62
  • Thefts: 268
  • Auto thefts: 23
Smyth County, VA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 64 buildings, average cost: $86,800
  • 1998: 62 buildings, average cost: $99,300
  • 1999: 70 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 2000: 65 buildings, average cost: $107,400
  • 2001: 66 buildings, average cost: $115,900
  • 2002: 49 buildings, average cost: $120,600
  • 2003: 48 buildings, average cost: $127,300
  • 2004: 67 buildings, average cost: $131,400
  • 2005: 49 buildings, average cost: $148,500
  • 2006: 46 buildings, average cost: $159,000
  • 2007: 65 buildings, average cost: $170,500
  • 2008: 43 buildings, average cost: $177,500
  • 2009: 50 buildings, average cost: $177,100
  • 2010: 35 buildings, average cost: $175,600
  • 2011: 25 buildings, average cost: $179,400
  • 2012: 14 buildings, average cost: $181,600
  • 2013: 31 buildings, average cost: $193,100
  • 2014: 26 buildings, average cost: $211,800
  • 2015: 18 buildings, average cost: $191,400
  • 2016: 19 buildings, average cost: $201,800
  • 2017: 14 buildings, average cost: $196,400
  • 2018: 14 buildings, average cost: $213,300
  • 2019: 16 buildings, average cost: $201,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Smyth, VA residents
Average permit cost in Smyth, VA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $758 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $619 (0.7%)

Distribution of median household income in Smyth, VA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Smyth, VA in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Smyth, VA in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 17.8%
Smyth County:

17.8%
Virginia:

9.9%
(16.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.3% for Black residents, 40.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 39.5% for other race residents, 16.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 45.4 years old
(Males: 43.4 years old, Females: 47.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.5 years old, Black residents: 34.0 years old, American Indian residents: 41.8 years old, Asian residents: 26.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23.2 years old, Other race residents: 23.0 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Smyth County is $434 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $483 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $613 a month.

Cities in this county include: Marion, Saltville, Chilhowie, Adwolf, Atkins, Seven Mile Ford, Sugar Grove, McMullin.

Smyth County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Neighboring counties: Navajo County, Arizona , Hot Spring County, Arkansas , Jefferson County, Missouri , Nowata County, Oklahoma , McDuffie County, Georgia .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.3%
Virginia:

4.6%

Unemployment by year in Smyth, VA
County total employment by year in Smyth, VA
County average yearly wages by year in Smyth, VA

Current college students: 1,040
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 442 (14.2% naturalized citizens)

Smyth County:

1.4%
Whole state:

12.7%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2192010 or later
  • 1272000 to 2009
  • 761990 to 1999
  • 231980 to 1989
  • 401970 to 1979
  • 33Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 79.7%

Smyth County marital status for males Smyth County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 10,972
  • One, attached: 202
  • Two: 270
  • 3 or 4: 343
  • 5 to 9: 417
  • 10 to 19: 357
  • 20 to 49: 75
  • 50 or more: 91
  • Mobile homes: 2,718
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 6

Housing units in Smyth County with a mortgage: 4,195 (83 second mortgage, 265 home equity loan, 21 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,065

Here:

44.4% with mortgage
State:

67.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Smyth County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,56750
Mainline Protestant4,27238
Other3592
Catholic2381
None19,772-
Smyth County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Smyth County:

1.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

0.94 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Smyth County:

6.55 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 14
This county:

4.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Smyth County:

10.6%
Virginia:

9.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Smyth County:

26.6%
State:

26.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.6%
State:

18.6%

Agriculture in Smyth County:

Average size of farms: 142 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $24,941
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $130.60
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.52%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 86.61%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $22,875
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 17.96%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.56%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $37,882
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.33%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 28.10
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 8.43%
Corn for grain: 247 harvested acres
Vegetables: 25 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 75 acres

Earthquake activity:

Smyth County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Virginia state average. It is 2% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 35.5 miles away from Smyth County center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 212.4 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 161.9 miles away from the county center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 32.4 miles away from the county center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 32.5 miles away from Smyth County center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 152.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Virginia Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4512-VA: April 2, 2020, FEMA Id: 4512, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Virginia Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 01, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3359: October 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 3359, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Virginia Severe Storms and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: June 29, 2012 to July 01, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4072: July 27, 2012, FEMA Id: 4072, Natural disaster type: Storm, Wind
  • Virginia Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3240: September 12, 2005, FEMA Id: 3240, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Virginia Severe Storms And Flooding, Incident Period: November 18, 2003 to November 19, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1502: December 09, 2003, FEMA Id: 1502, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Virginia Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 17, 2002 to March 20, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1406: April 02, 2002, FEMA Id: 1406, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Virginia Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 08, 2001 to August 27, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1386: July 12, 2001, FEMA Id: 1386, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Virginia Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 25, 2000 to January 30, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1318: February 28, 2000, FEMA Id: 1318, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Virginia Blizzard, Incident Period: January 06, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1086: January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: 1086, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • Virginia Ice Storm, Severe Storm, Flooding, Incident Period: February 08, 1994 to February 12, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1014: March 10, 1994, FEMA Id: 1014, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm, Storm, Flood
  • 5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Smyth County (15) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Smyth

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 9,734 (81.9%)
  • Carpooled: 1,238 (10.4%)
  • Bus: 88 (0.7%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 163 (1.4%)
  • Walked: 203 (1.7%)
  • Worked at home: 431 (3.6%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Production occupations (21%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (58%)
  • Trinidad and Tobago (9%)
  • Honduras (7%)
  • India (6%)
  • Korea (6%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • Netherlands (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Smyth County


  • American (55%)
  • English (6%)
  • German (6%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • European (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Smyth County, Virginia in 2000:

  • 256 people in nursing homes
  • 210 people in state prisons
  • 141 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 139 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 120 people in other group homes
  • 109 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 58 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 46 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 6 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

People in group quarters in Smyth County, Virginia in 2010:

  • 301 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 199 people in state prisons
  • 166 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 106 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $45,152.

3.53% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,421 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.53%
Virginia average:

9.50%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.54% relocated from other counties in Virginia ($23,424 average AGI)
0.99% relocated from other states ($9,997 average AGI)
Smyth County:

0.99%
Virginia average:

3.61%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Washington County, VA  1.12% ($32,387 average AGI)
from Wythe County, VA  0.45% ($32,646)


4.12% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,501 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.12%
Virginia average:

9.76%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.84% relocated to other counties in Virginia ($20,322 average AGI)
1.28% relocated to other states ($11,179 average AGI)
Smyth County:

1.28%
Virginia average:

3.89%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Washington County, VA  1.34% ($30,497 average AGI)
to Wythe County, VA  0.59% ($29,492)
to Sullivan County, TN  0.20% ($27,905)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.5

Births per 1000 population in Smyth County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 13.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Smyth County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.2

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Smyth County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 11.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Smyth County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Smyth County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Smyth County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Smyth County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Smyth County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Smyth County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 7,696 (5,439 aged, 2,257 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 395 (6%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Smyth County, Virginia in 1999 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (751)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (680)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (605)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (578)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (254)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (202)
  • Unspecified dementia (192)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (176)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (160)
  • Congestive heart failure (83)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.07
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 13,397
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 876
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 70,837

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 867
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,415
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 3

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 34
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 58

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 9

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 144.8. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 105.3
  • Other - 39.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 31,061
  • Male householders: 6,444 (1,631 living alone), Female householders: 6,406 (2,305 living alone)
  • 6,217 spouses (6,187 opposite-sex spouses), 593 unmarried partners, (573 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 7,828 children (6,859 natural, 366 adopted, 646 stepchildren), 992 grandchildren, 205 brothers or sisters, 372 parents, 0 foster children, 452 other relatives, 809 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 769

Size of family households: 4,213 2-persons, 1,931 3-persons, 1,383 4-persons, 520 5-persons, 304 6-persons, 87 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,936 1-person, 386 2-persons, 83 3-persons, 7 5-persons, 2 6-persons.

3,209 married couples with children.
1,748 single-parent households (630 men, 1,118 women).

97.2% of residents of Smyth speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (83% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (92% speak English very well, 8% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (14% speak English very well, 37% speak English well, 49% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (94% speak English very well, 6% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $208,572,000 ($6,410 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $17,375,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $100,750,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $41,646,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,136,000
Federal grants: $42,448,000
Federal procurement contracts: $15,893,000 ($13,374,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,698,000 ($684,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,013,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $6,429,000
Federal Government insurance: $29,267,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,834
Here:

56 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,130
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

40 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +15
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -119
Here -4 per 1000 residents
State +14 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Smyth County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 5.73 millions of gallons per day (86% from ground, 14% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.4

Year house built in Smyth County, Virginia
  • Year house built in Smyth County, Virginia
  • 3612014 or later
  • 3222010 to 2013
  • 1,0792000 to 2009
  • 2,0271990 to 1999
  • 2,1341980 to 1989
  • 2,6661970 to 1979
  • 2,0061960 to 1969
  • 1,8101950 to 1959
  • 1,1421940 to 1949
  • 1,8961939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Smyth County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Smyth County, Virginia
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Smyth County, Virginia
  • 431 room
  • 392 rooms
  • 2233 rooms
  • 8484 rooms
  • 2,3295 rooms
  • 1,9936 rooms
  • 1,7237 rooms
  • 8918 rooms
  • 1,0329+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Smyth County, Virginia
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Smyth County, Virginia
  • 1321 room
  • 742 rooms
  • 4073 rooms
  • 8474 rooms
  • 1,0355 rooms
  • 6496 rooms
  • 2947 rooms
  • 1288 rooms
  • 809+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Smyth County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Smyth County, Virginia
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Smyth County, Virginia
  • 56no bedroom
  • 2491 bedroom
  • 1,9062 bedrooms
  • 5,3563 bedrooms
  • 1,1544 bedrooms
  • 3575+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Smyth County, Virginia
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Smyth County, Virginia
  • 126no bedroom
  • 4201 bedroom
  • 1,5322 bedrooms
  • 1,3693 bedrooms
  • 1994 bedrooms
  • 205+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Smyth County, Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Smyth County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Smyth County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 519no vehicle
  • 2,0981 vehicle
  • 3,4542 vehicles
  • 2,1533 vehicles
  • 6484 vehicles
  • 2815+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Smyth County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Smyth County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 627no vehicle
  • 1,9681 vehicle
  • 8262 vehicles
  • 2063 vehicles
  • 474 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

88.2% of Smyth County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 67% lived in Virginia.

Smyth County:

88.2%
State average:

84.7%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 24,064
  • Other state: 6,417
  • Northeast: 890
  • Midwest: 704
  • South: 4,446
  • West: 337
Year householders moved into unit in Smyth County, VA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Smyth County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 63.7%Electricity
  • 12.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 11.5%Wood
  • 7.5%Utility gas
  • 3.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 68.3%Electricity
  • 9.4%Utility gas
  • 8.7%Wood
  • 8.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Coal or coke

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 59
Here:

2.1%
Virginia:

10.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 132
Here:

9.5%
Virginia:

10.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 165
Here:

19.5%
Virginia:

20.4%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Smyth County government finances - Expenditure in 2017:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $41,132,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $864,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $771,000
    Sewerage: $689,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $616,000
    Other: $160,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $1,778,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,587,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,475,000
    Water Utilities: $219,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $53,182,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $5,111,000
    Police Protection: $3,929,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,776,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,688,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,409,000
    General - Other: $1,407,000
    Libraries: $1,070,000
    Financial Administration: $1,067,000
    Sewerage: $980,000
    Water Utilities: $648,000
    General Public Buildings: $534,000
    Health - Other: $511,000
    Housing and Community Development: $407,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $363,000
    Local Fire Protection: $309,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $124,000
    Parks and Recreation: $49,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $374,000
    Health and Hospitals: $259,000
    Other: $32,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,009,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Correctional Institutions: $1,135,000
    Other - Health - Other: $389,000
    Other - Water Utilities: $208,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $146,000
    Other - Air Transportation: $48,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $360,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $64,499,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $64,499,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,170,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,169,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $766,000
    Rents: $165,000
    Sale of Property: $26,000
    Royalties: $12,000
    Special Assessments: $8,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,876,000
    Police Protection: $715,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,596,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,824,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $42,083,000
    Other: $5,658,000
    Public Welfare: $4,159,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,087,000
    Sewerage: $98,000
  • Tax - Property: $17,391,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,714,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,574,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $314,000
    Other License: $155,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $136,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $114,000
    Other: $30,000
    Public Utility License: $10,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $41,084,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $444,000

Smyth County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $41,132,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $864,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $771,000
    Sewerage: $689,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $616,000
    Other: $160,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $1,778,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,587,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,475,000
    Water Utilities: $219,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $53,182,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $5,111,000
    Police Protection: $3,929,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,776,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,688,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,409,000
    General - Other: $1,407,000
    Libraries: $1,070,000
    Financial Administration: $1,067,000
    Sewerage: $980,000
    Water Utilities: $648,000
    General Public Buildings: $534,000
    Health - Other: $511,000
    Housing and Community Development: $407,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $363,000
    Local Fire Protection: $309,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $124,000
    Parks and Recreation: $49,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $374,000
    Health and Hospitals: $259,000
    Other: $32,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,009,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Correctional Institutions: $1,135,000
    Other - Health - Other: $389,000
    Other - Water Utilities: $208,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $146,000
    Other - Air Transportation: $48,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $360,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $64,499,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $64,499,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,170,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,169,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $766,000
    Rents: $165,000
    Sale of Property: $26,000
    Royalties: $12,000
    Special Assessments: $8,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,876,000
    Police Protection: $715,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,596,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,824,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $42,083,000
    Other: $5,658,000
    Public Welfare: $4,159,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,087,000
    Sewerage: $98,000
  • Tax - Property: $17,391,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,714,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,574,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $314,000
    Other License: $155,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $136,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $114,000
    Other: $30,000
    Public Utility License: $10,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $41,084,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $444,000

Smyth County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $41,132,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $864,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $771,000
    Sewerage: $689,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $616,000
    Other: $160,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $1,778,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,587,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,475,000
    Water Utilities: $219,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $53,182,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $5,111,000
    Police Protection: $3,929,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,776,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,688,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,409,000
    General - Other: $1,407,000
    Libraries: $1,070,000
    Financial Administration: $1,067,000
    Sewerage: $980,000
    Water Utilities: $648,000
    General Public Buildings: $534,000
    Health - Other: $511,000
    Housing and Community Development: $407,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $363,000
    Local Fire Protection: $309,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $124,000
    Parks and Recreation: $49,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $374,000
    Health and Hospitals: $259,000
    Other: $32,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,009,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Correctional Institutions: $1,135,000
    Other - Health - Other: $389,000
    Other - Water Utilities: $208,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $146,000
    Other - Air Transportation: $48,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $360,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $64,499,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $64,499,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,170,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,169,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $766,000
    Rents: $165,000
    Sale of Property: $26,000
    Royalties: $12,000
    Special Assessments: $8,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,876,000
    Police Protection: $715,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,596,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,824,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $42,083,000
    Other: $5,658,000
    Public Welfare: $4,159,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,087,000
    Sewerage: $98,000
  • Tax - Property: $17,391,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,714,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,574,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $314,000
    Other License: $155,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $136,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $114,000
    Other: $30,000
    Public Utility License: $10,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $41,084,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $444,000

Smyth County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $41,132,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $864,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $771,000
    Sewerage: $689,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $616,000
    Other: $160,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $1,778,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,587,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,475,000
    Water Utilities: $219,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $53,182,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $5,111,000
    Police Protection: $3,929,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,776,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,688,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,409,000
    General - Other: $1,407,000
    Libraries: $1,070,000
    Financial Administration: $1,067,000
    Sewerage: $980,000
    Water Utilities: $648,000
    General Public Buildings: $534,000
    Health - Other: $511,000
    Housing and Community Development: $407,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $363,000
    Local Fire Protection: $309,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $124,000
    Parks and Recreation: $49,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $374,000
    Health and Hospitals: $259,000
    Other: $32,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,009,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Correctional Institutions: $1,135,000
    Other - Health - Other: $389,000
    Other - Water Utilities: $208,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $146,000
    Other - Air Transportation: $48,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $360,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $64,499,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $64,499,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,170,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,169,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $766,000
    Rents: $165,000
    Sale of Property: $26,000
    Royalties: $12,000
    Special Assessments: $8,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,876,000
    Police Protection: $715,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,596,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,824,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $42,083,000
    Other: $5,658,000
    Public Welfare: $4,159,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,087,000
    Sewerage: $98,000
  • Tax - Property: $17,391,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,714,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,574,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $314,000
    Other License: $155,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $136,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $114,000
    Other: $30,000
    Public Utility License: $10,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $41,084,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $444,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,336
  • Number of aged recipients: 131
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,205
  • Number of recipients under 18: 113
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 915
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 308
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 662
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 523
Most common first names in Smyth County, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James48270.8 years
William44172.5 years
Mary36178.1 years
John34273.2 years
Charles27171.9 years
Robert25669.6 years
George15873.5 years
Thomas11970.5 years
Virginia10579.5 years
Joseph10373.8 years
Most common last names in Smyth County, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Blevins28174.1 years
Smith13974.3 years
Taylor13074.7 years
Anderson11676.1 years
Jones11275.2 years
Frye9575.0 years
Thomas9370.7 years
Johnson8972.8 years
Williams8671.8 years
Harris8372.1 years
Businesses in Smyth County, VA
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Lane Furniture1
Arby's1Little Caesars Pizza1
AutoZone1Long John Silver's1
CVS1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Chevrolet1McDonald's2
Comfort Inn1Nike1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Econo Lodge1Rite Aid2
FedEx1SONIC Drive-In1
Ford1Subway3
H&R Block3Taco Bell1
Hardee's2U-Haul3
KFC1UPS1
Kincaid1Walgreens1
Knights Inn1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's1

Smyth County on our top lists:

  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
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