Dickenson County, Virginia

Dickenson County: County in Virginia, United States


Dickenson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 15,903 and a population density of 18 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 14,078 inhabitants. Its county seat is Clintwood. The county was created 143 years ago in 1879.

Dickenson County locator map
Location of Dickenson County on Virginia map.

Quick Facts about Dickenson County

Population : 14,078 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Virginia (United States)
Different from : Dickinson County, Dickinson County, Dickson County, Dickinson County
Area : 864 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.9%
Land as percent of area : 99.1%
Named for : William J. Dickenson
Altitude : 1,640 feet / 500 meters
Capital : Clintwood
Establishment : January 01, 1880
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 13:10:42 (29th November 2023)
Density : 16 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -12.96% (2010-2020)
Weather : 46℉ Sunny 7-days weather
Dickenson County Courthouse image
Dickenson County Courthouse
Dickenson County Courthouse image


Dickenson County is located at 37°7'33"N 82°21'1"W (37.1257400, -82.3503500). It has 3 neighbors: Russell County, Pike County and Buchanan County.

Dickenson County map

Dickenson County Populated Places

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Dickenson County.

City Name Population Title
Clintwood 1,264 Town of the United States
Haysi 460 Town of the United States
Clinchco 289 Town of the United States


Dickenson County forecast: Sunny, with a high near 46. more

Dickenson County has 3 neighbours.


According to census records, the population of Dickenson County decreased by 12.96% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 15,903 - census
2011 15,779 -0.79% estimation process
2012 15,707 -0.46% estimation process
2013 15,526 -1.17% estimation process
2014 15,344 -1.19% estimation process
2015 15,201 -0.94% estimation process
2016 15,014 -1.25% estimation process
2017 14,722 -1.98% estimation process
2018 14,526 -1.35% estimation process
2019 14,318 -1.45% estimation process
2020 14,078 -1.7% estimation process

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People born in Dickenson County (1)

American singer Carter Stanley was born in Dickenson County

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