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Welcome to Wise ...
While we don't have a date for the founding of Wise, you might consider that their post office opened in 1870.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Wise has a population of 2,905 people<2> (see below for details).
Wise is 2,450 feet [747 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Wise is about ½ mile above sea level.
Time Zone: Wise lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Wise is within the (276) area code.
The ZIP code for Wise: 24293<4>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Wise had an population of 2,905 people. This is a decrease of 11.59% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.75% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Wise had a population of 3,286 people (or 7.93% of the total population of Wise County). This makes Wise the county's 2nd most populous community.
The population of Wise represents 0.04% of the total population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 79th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 3,286 people, the population of Wise has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,255 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Wise.
Communities Also Named Wise ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 18 communities that are also named Wise - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (2), California, Georgia (2), Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina (2), Texas (2) and West Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Wise.
Communities near Wise ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Wise.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Wise. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Wise.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Wise. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Wise.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Wise. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Wise.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wise ...
Looking for more information about Wise? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Wise, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Wise.
Adding Wise to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Wise in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Wise was in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).
We also found Wise on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Virginia (1911).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Wise.
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Wise. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Wise County: www.wisecounty.org/
The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 22 Nov 2023