Wythe County, Virginia

Wythe County is a county located in the state of Virginia in the United States. In 2000, the County had 27 599 inhabitants and a population density of 23 inhabitants per square kilometer. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Wytheville. The county is one of the Dry counties, which means that the sale of alcohol is restricted or prohibited.


Wythe County is located in southwest Virginia, each about 30 km in the north of West Virginia and is located south of North Carolina and has an area of ​​1203 square kilometers, of which four square kilometers of water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Pulaski County, Carroll County, Grayson County, Smyth County and Bland County.


Made it in 1790 from parts of Montgomery County and Grayson County. It was named for George Wythe, the first signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000

According to the census of 2000, there were 27 599 people in Wythe County. Of these, 410 people were living in collective centers, the other inhabitants lived in 11,511 households and 8,103 families. The population density was 23 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 95.76 percent White, 2.87 percent African American, 0.16 percent Native American, 0.38 percent Asian, 0.01 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander, and 0.24 percent from other races groups; V 0.58 percent were descended from two or more races. 0.57 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 11,511 households out of which 28.9 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 56.2 percent were married couples living together, 10.5 percent were single mothers, 29.6 percent were non-families, 26.3 percent of all households and 11.7 percent lived in people aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.83.

Based on the county the population was spread from 21.8 percent population under 18 years, 7.6 percent between 18 and 24 years, 28.9 percent between 25 and 44 years, 25.9 percent between 45 and 64 years and 15.8 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 91.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.3 men statistically.

The median income for a household was $ 32,235, and the median income for a family was $ 40,188. Males have a median income of $ 29,053, women $ 20,550. The per capita income was $ 17,639. 8.5 percent of families and 11.0 percent of the population lived below the poverty line. Of these, 12.5 percent were children or adolescents under age 18 and 13.4 percent of those 65 years.