Smyth County

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Smyth County, Virginia

109 W Main St Rm 144
Marion, VA 24354
Phone: (276) 782-4044
Fax: (276) 782-4045
www.smythcounty.org

In southwestern VA, northeast of Bristol, TN; organized Feb 23, 1832 from Washington and Wythe counties. Name Origin: For Gen. Alexander Smyth (1765-1830), U.S. representative from VA (1817-25; 1827-30)

Area (sq mi):: 452.31 (land 452.09; water 0.22) Population per square mile: 72.20
Population 2005: 32,640 State rank: 51 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.30%; 1990-2000 2.20% Population 2000: 33,081 (White 96.40%; Black or African American 1.90%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.10%). Foreign born: 0.50%. Median age: 40.00
Income 2000: per capita $16,105; median household $30,083; Population below poverty level: 13.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,722-$21,794
Unemployment (2004): 5.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): -3.50% Median travel time to work: 22.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 20.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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