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Population (year 2000): 7,780. Estimated population in July 2005: 7,925 (+1.9% change)
Males: 3,481 (44.7%), Females: 4,299 (55.3%)

Washington County

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Median resident age: 42.4 years
Median household income: $30,976 (year 2000)
Median house value: $100,100 (year 2000)

Abingdon, VA residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Abingdon:

  • White Non-Hispanic (94.4%)
  • Black (3.4%)
  • Hispanic (0.8%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (17.3%), German (11.4%), English (10.7%), Irish (9.4%), Scotch-Irish (5.2%), Scottish (2.5%).

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Elevation: 2069 feet

Land area: 8.3 square miles

Abingdon,

For population 25 years and over in Abingdon

  • High school or higher: 78.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.2%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Abingdon town

  • Never married: 19.0%
  • Now married: 55.3%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 11.3%
  • Divorced: 10.9%

0.9% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +589 (+8.2%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: City, TN Johnson (37.6 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NC Charlotte, (130.4 miles www.LoopNet.com )

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (521.5 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: View, VA (10.4 miles Emory-Meadow VA (14.0 miles Damascus, VA (14.9 miles Lebanon, Spring, VA (15.0 miles Glade VA Bristol, (15.4 miles TN Bristol, (18.1 miles VA Saltville, (18.6 miles Cleveland, VA (20.2 miles) .


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 22 buildings, average cost: $103,300
  • 1997: 17 buildings, average cost: $108,600
  • 1998: 15 buildings, average cost: $100,300
  • 1999: 17 buildings, average cost: $96,800
  • 2000: 24 buildings, average cost: $97,100
  • 2001: 12 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2002: 16 buildings, average cost: $106,900
  • 2003: 10 buildings, average cost: $141,500
  • 2004: 33 buildings, average cost: $163,500
  • 2005: 27 buildings, average cost: $199,200

Latitude: 36.71 N, Longitude: 81.98 W

Area code: 276


Abingdon, Virginia business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (24.3%), Manufacturing (13.0%), Retail trade (12.4%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,355 (+56.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,592 (44.7%)


 

Crime in Abingdon by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 1 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 12.9 0.0 0.0
Rapes 0 2 3 3
    per 100,000 0.0 25.7 38.6 38.6
Robberies 2 2 4 2
    per 100,000 25.7 25.7 51.4 25.7
Assaults 23 14 8 20
    per 100,000 295.6 179.9 102.8 257.1
Burglaries 23 40 36 35
    per 100,000 295.6 514.1 462.7 449.9
Thefts 165 266 320 285
    per 100,000 2120.8 3419.0 4113.1 3663.2
Auto thefts 8 14 31 21
    per 100,000 102.8 179.9 398.5 269.9
180.6 254.0 280.2 274.2


Average climate in Abingdon, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Abingdon,

Abingdon-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1974, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.4 miles away from the Abingdon city center killed one person and injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 1/25/1975, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 14.9 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Eric McClure - Craftsman Truck series NASCAR driver (born: Dec 11, 1978).


Main business address for: Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (BITUMINOUS COAL & LIGNITE SURFACE MINING), Alpha NR Holding Inc, HIGHLANDS BANKSHARES INC /VA/ (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).


Hospital/medical center in Abingdon:
  • JOHNSTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (351 N COURT ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Abingdon:
  • RUSSELL CNTY MED CNTR (about 15 miles; LEBANON, VA)
  • SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL-TRICITIES (about 17 miles; BRISTOL, TN)
  • JOHNSON COUNTY HEALTH CENTER (about 21 miles; MOUNTAIN CITY, TN)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Abingdon:
  • TRI-CITIES RGNL TN/VA (about 34 miles; BRISTOL/JOHNSON/KINGSPORT, TN; ID: TRI)
  • HICKORY REGIONAL (about 79 miles; HICKORY, NC; ID: HKY)
  • RALEIGH COUNTY MEMORIAL (about 95 miles; BECKLEY, WV; ID: BKW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Abingdon:
  • VIRGINIA HIGHLANDS (about 5 miles; ABINGDON, VA; ID: VJI)
  • JOHNSON COUNTY (about 23 miles; MOUNTAIN CITY, TN; ID: 6A4)
  • TAZEWELL COUNTY (about 27 miles; RICHLANDS, VA; ID: 6V3)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 6 $12,611 $25,222 4 $3,487
Financial Administration 8 $17,074 $25,611 0 $0
Other Government Administration 4 $17,586 $52,758 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 11 $19,530 $21,305 34 $14,987
Police Protection - Officers 22 $55,556 $30,303 0 $0
Firefighters 0 $0   2 $872
Streets and Highways 24 $51,524 $25,762 5 $4,827
Solid Waste Management 1 $2,491 $29,892 0 $0
Sewerage 19 $41,687 $26,328 1 $731
Totals for Government 95 $218,059 $27,544 46 $24,903


Colleges/Universities in Abingdon:
  • VIRGINIA HIGHLANDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,367; Location: PO BOX 828; Public; Website: www.vh.cc.va.us)
  • WASHINGTON COUNTY ADULT SKILL CENTER (FT enrollment: 231; Location: 848 THOMPSON DR; Public)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Abingdon:
  • SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 30 miles; RICHLANDS, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,412)
  • NORTHEAST STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 30 miles; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; FT enrollment: 2,729)
  • APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 39 miles; BOONE, NC; FT enrollment: 12,245)
  • EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 40 miles; JOHNSON CITY, TN; FT enrollment: 9,498)
  • BLUEFIELD STATE COLLEGE (about 66 miles; BLUEFIELD, WV; FT enrollment: 2,096)
  • CATAWBA VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 82 miles; HICKORY, NC; FT enrollment: 2,052)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT ASHEVILLE (about 85 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC; FT enrollment: 2,759)
Public high schools in Abingdon:
  • ABINGDON HIGH (Students: 984; Location: 705 THOMPSON DR; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • A. LINWOOD HOLTON GOV SCH (Location: SOUTHWEST VA HIGHER ED CENTER; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Abingdon:
  • TEMPLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 46; Location: PO BOX 1182 WALDEN RD; Grades: 1 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Abingdon:
  • E. B. STANLEY MIDDLE (Students: 699; Location: 297 STANLEY ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • WATAUGA ELEM. (Students: 506; Location: 23181 WATAUGA RD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • ABINGDON ELEM. (Students: 446; Location: 19431 WOODLAND HILLS RD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • GREENDALE ELEM. (Students: 358; Location: 13092 MCGUFFIE RD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • W.N.NEFF CTR FOR SCI & TECH (Location: 255 STANLEY ST; Grades: 00 - 00)
  • WASHINGTON CO. TECHNICAL (Location: 850 THOMPSON DR; Grades: 00 - 00)
Library in Abingdon:
  • WASHINGTON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,312,008; Location: 205 OAK HILL STREET; 102,983 books; 8,393 audio materials; 2,816 video materials; 240 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Abingdon: Latture Field (A), Glenrochie Country Club (B), Abingdon City Hall (C), Washington County Public Library (D), Washington County Jail (E), Washington County Courthouse (F).

Shopping Center: Abingdon Town Centre Shopping Center (1).

Churches in Abingdon include: Abingdon Bible Church (A), Abington United Methodist Church (B), Saint Thomas Episcopal Church (C), Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church (D), Valley Street Baptist Church (E), First Baptist Church (F), Charles Wesley United Methodist Church (G).

Cemeteries: Knollkreg Cemetery (1), Hayter Cemetery (2), Sinking Spring Cemetery (3), Campbell Cemetery (4), High Point Cemetery (5).

Creek: East Fork Wolf Creek (A).

Park in Abingdon: Abington Historic District (1).

Post office: (A).  


Abingdon compared to Virginia state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in Abingdon:
  • WZAP (690 AM; 10 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: RAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFHG (980 AM; 5 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WGOC (640 AM; 10 kW; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBCV (1550 AM; 5 kW; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: SUNSHINE BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WPWT (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, TN; Owner: INFORMATION COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WXMY (1600 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SALTVILLE, VA; Owner: CONTINENTAL MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WYRV (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CEDAR BLUFF, VA; Owner: FAITH CHRISTIAN MUSIC BROADCASTING MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WHGG (1090 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIO)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WKSK (580 AM; 5 kW; W.JEFFERSON, NC; Owner: CADDELL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WXIT (1200 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLOWING ROCK, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Abingdon:
  • WFHG-FM (92.7 FM; ABINGDON, VA; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCQR-FM (88.3 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)
  • WETS-FM (89.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WXBQ-FM (96.9 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W214AP (90.7 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WPJO (99.3 FM; ELIZABETHTON, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WXLZ-FM (107.3 FM; LEBANON, VA; Owner: YEARY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WECR-FM (102.3 FM; BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WTFM (98.5 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WZJS (100.7 FM; BANNER ELK, NC; Owner: HIGHLAND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATES, LLC)
  • WMEV-FM (93.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOLD-FM (102.5 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: EMERALD SOUND, INC.)
  • WQUT (101.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W285DG (104.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W225AA (92.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WVTR (91.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WRZK (95.9 FM; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, TN; Owner: MURRAY COMMUNICATIONS)

TV broadcast stations around Abingdon:
  • WCYB-TV (Channel 5; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: APPALACHIAN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WLFG (Channel 68; GRUNDY, VA; Owner: LIVING FAITH MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WAPW-CA (Channel 31; ABINGDON, ETC., VA; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

 

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