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Welcome to Wise ...

The town of Wise is located in Wise County<1> and is the County Seat for Wise County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Wise has a population of 2,959 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

The area code for Wise: (276)

The ZIP code for Wise: 24293<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Wise had an population of 2,959 people. This is a decrease of 9.95% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.09% 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 (with 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 have 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.

  • Big Stone Gap [Wise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Stone Gap
    • Big Stone Gap [Wise County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Wise
    • Estimated population for 2018: 5,218 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Stone Gap
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Big Stone Gap
  • Norton [Norton City]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norton
    • Norton [Norton City] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Wise
    • Estimated population for 2018: 3,968 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norton
  • Jenkins [Letcher County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jenkins
    • Jenkins [Letcher County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Wise
    • Estimated population for 2018: 1,961 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jenkins
  • Coeburn [Wise County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coeburn have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coeburn
    • Coeburn [Wise County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the east of Wise
    • Estimated population for 2018: 1,877 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coeburn
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Whitesburg [Letcher County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitesburg
      • Whitesburg [Letcher County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Wise
      • Estimated population for 2018: 1,875 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitesburg
    • Appalachia [Wise County]
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      • Appalachia [Wise County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Wise
      • Estimated population for 2018: 1,566 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Appalachia
    • Clintwood [Dickenson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clintwood have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clintwood
      • Clintwood [Dickenson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Wise
      • Estimated population for 2018: 1,304 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clintwood
    • Pound [Wise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pound
      • Pound [Wise County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Wise
      • Estimated population for 2018: 937 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pound
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pound
    • Saint Paul [Russell County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Paul have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Paul
      • Saint Paul [Russell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Wise
      • Estimated population for 2018: 873 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Paul
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Paul
    • Fleming-Neon [Letcher County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fleming-Neon have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fleming-Neon
      • Fleming-Neon [Letcher County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Wise
      • Estimated population for 2018: 683 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fleming-Neon

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Virginia

About Wise County

About Virginia

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/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Wise, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wise.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wise - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Wise). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Wise or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wise) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wise. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wise

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wise. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.9778, Longitude: -82.5806    
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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