Smyth County, Virginia

Smyth County: County in Virginia, United States


Smyth County is a county located in the U.S. state of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 32,208 and a population density of 28 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 30,090 inhabitants. Its county seat is Marion. The county was created 192 years ago in 1831.

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

Quick Facts about Smyth County

Population : 30,090 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Virginia (United States)
Different from : Smith County, Smith County, Smith County, Smith County
Area : 1171 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.3%
Land as percent of area : 99.7%
Named for : Alexander Smyth
Altitude : 2,336 feet / 712 meters
Capital : Marion
Establishment : January 01, 1832
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 11:52:36 (19th July 2024)
Density : 26 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -7.04% (2010-2020)
SmythCoCourthouse image
SmythCoCourthouse image


Smyth County is located at 36°50'38"N 81°32'13"W (36.8438800, -81.5370200). It has 6 neighbors: Russell County, Bland County, Grayson County, Tazewell County, Washington County and Wythe County.

Smyth County map

Smyth County Populated Places

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

City Name Population Title
Marion 5,555 Town in Smyth County, Virginia, United States
Saltville 1,895 Town of the United States
Chilhowie 1,698 Town in Smyth County, Virginia, United States
Adwolf 1,530 Census-designated place (CDP) in Smyth County, Virginia, United States

Smyth County has 6 neighbours.

  • Marion


According to census records, the population of Smyth County decreased by 7.04% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 32,208 - census
2011 32,047 -0.5% estimation process
2012 31,896 -0.47% estimation process
2013 31,772 -0.39% estimation process
2014 31,573 -0.63% estimation process
2015 31,419 -0.49% estimation process
2016 31,126 -0.94% estimation process
2017 30,731 -1.29% estimation process
2018 30,454 -0.91% estimation process
2019 30,104 -1.16% estimation process
2020 30,090 -0.05% estimation process

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People born in Smyth County (5)

People born in Smyth County, including politician W. Pat Jennings, politician Benjamin Franklin Buchanan, politician Edd Houck, .


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