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Encyclopedia > Chilhowie, Virginia

Chilhowie is a town located in Smyth County, Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 1,827.


Chilhowie is located at 36°47'60" North, 81°40'52" West (36.799945, -81.681230)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 6.7 km˛ (2.6 mi˛). 6.7 km˛ (2.6 mi˛) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 1,827 people, 708 households, and 462 families residing in the town. The population density is 272.4/km˛ (704.6/mi˛). There are 775 housing units at an average density of 115.5/km˛ (298.9/mi˛). The racial makeup of the town is 94.47% White, 3.07% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 1.48% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. 2.13% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 708 households out of which 24.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.2% are married couples living together, 11.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.7% are non-families. 31.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 15.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.22 and the average family size is 2.76.

In the town the population is spread out with 17.2% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 28.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 47 years. For every 100 females there are 78.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 76.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $28,266, and the median income for a family is $34,375. Males have a median income of $24,306 versus $18,080 for females. The per capita income for the town is $16,657. 13.4% of the population and 10.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 18.5% of those under the age of 18 and 9.5% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=36.799945&longitude=-81.68123&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=36.799945&lon=-81.68123&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-81.68123&lat=36.799945&w=750&h=500)

  Results from FactBites:
Chilhowie Apple Festival (227 words)
It is Apple Festival time a time to greet old friends and meet new ones, a time for the splendor of marching bands, beauty queens, and spicy sweet apples.
A group of young men got together and suggestion that Chilhowie stage a festival paying tribute to the apple.
At the time Chilhowie was the second largest apple-producing center in Virginia.
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