Wise County, Virginia

Wise County: County in Texas, United States


Wise County is a county located in the U.S. state of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 41,452 and a population density of 17 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 37,206 inhabitants. Its county seat is Decatur. The county was created 168 years ago in 1856.

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

Quick Facts about Wise County

Population : 37,206 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Virginia (United States)
Different from : Wise County
Area : 2391 km2
Water as percent of area : 2%
Land as percent of area : 98%
Named for : Henry A. Wise
Altitude : 2,441 feet / 744 meters
Capital : Decatur
Establishment : January 01, 1856
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 13:37:37 (1st March 2024)
Density : 16 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -11.41% (2010-2020)
Wise courthouse image
Wise courthouse
Wise courthouse image


Wise County is located at 36°58'31"N 82°37'16"W (36.9752200, -82.6212400). It has 6 neighbors: Cooke County, Denton County, Jack County, Montague County, Parker County and Tarrant County.

Wise County map

The largest city of Wise County is Wise with a population of 2,885. . See all Wise County cities & populated places.

Wise County Populated Places

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

City Name Population Title
Big Stone Gap 5,104 Town of the United States
Wise 2,885 Place in Virginia
Coeburn 1,835 Town of the United States
Appalachia 1,523 Town in Virginia
Pound 917 Town in Virginia
Saint Paul 847 Town in Virginia

Wise County has 6 neighbours.

  • Decatur


According to census records, the population of Wise County decreased by 11.41% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 41,452 - census
2011 41,454 0% estimation process
2012 40,909 -1.33% estimation process
2013 40,662 -0.61% estimation process
2014 39,892 -1.93% estimation process
2015 39,572 -0.81% estimation process
2016 39,027 -1.4% estimation process
2017 38,574 -1.17% estimation process
2018 37,875 -1.85% estimation process
2019 37,383 -1.32% estimation process
2020 37,206 -0.48% estimation process

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People born in Wise County (6)

People born in Wise County, including Black Liberation Army member Sundiata Acoli, baseball player and manager Jackie Reid, politician John Lee Smith, .


  • Tom Pickett (American cowboy, gambler, lawman and outlaw) he was born in 01/01/1858
  • Booth Mooney (American journalist and writer) he was born in 01/01/1912
  • Florence Moss Carr (American suffragist) she was born in 29/08/1876

Other places with the same name (2)

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