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Time Zone: Smyth County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Marion is the Seat for Smyth County.

Smyth County was founded in 1832.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Smyth had a population of 31,738 people. This is a decrease of 4.06% since the last Census (which gave a population of 33,081 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Smyth represented 0.47% of the total population of Virginia, making it the state's 33rd most populous county (out of 134 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201032,208-2.64%+1.48% since 2009
200931,738-4.06%-0.37% since 2008
200831,857-3.7%-0.41% since 2007
200033,081The Last Census

More information can be found on the Smyth County Census Page for Smyth County.


Below are some of the communities located in Smyth County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Smyth County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Marion   5,9266,3496.66% decrease  
Saltville   2,1852,2040.86% decrease  
Chilhowie   1,7351,8275.04% decrease  

Websites for Smyth County

Official Website:   www.smythcounty.org/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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