Abingdon, VA : What you need to know

Arts, recreation and a scenic mountain atmosphere blessed with a mild climate added up to earn Abingdon national recognition as a retirement destination from both Where to Retire and Wall Street Journal. Abingdon's cultural scene thrives with the historic Barter Theater and Virginia Highlands Festival. Its location in the Blue Ridge Highlands of Southwest Virginia offers bikers and hikers the scenic Virginia Creeper Trail and Appalachian Trail, while anglers enjoy year-round fishing.


Abingdon, VA City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 8143
Latest Population Increase -206.36
Median age 42.5
Median Household Income $39405
Median Home Price $168400
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Abingdon
7.6 °C
Humidity : 48%
Wind : 9.3 km/h
16 °C
Monday
21 °C
Tuesday
21 °C
Wednesday

Abingdon, VA Rankings

Abingdon , Schools

With the new McGlothlin Center for the Arts serving as the crowning achievement of several improvements through the years, Emory & Henry has been recognized as one of the nation’s top liberal arts colleges.

Abingdon, VA Demographics

Population By Gender

  Population Men 48.6%
  Population Women 51.4%

 
TOTAL MILITARY : 0.3
In Abingdon

 
24% CIVILIAN VETERANS
In Abingdon

Median Population

Median age 42.5
Age 18 Over 82.3
Age 21 Over 78.3
Age 62 Over 24.2
Age 65 Over 19.1

Race

  Ethnicity White 91.1%
  Ethnicity Black 5.9%
  Ethnicity Asian 1.8%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 3.5%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.1%
  Ethnicity Other 0.8%

Economics

  Median Household Income 39405
  Median Home Price 168400
  Homes Owned 49.7
  Homes Rent 50.3
  Median Property Rent 609

People have described this as some of the most beautiful scenery anywhere, with farmlands, mountains, forest. We’ve had people come to hike and decide to move here.
Joyce Ferratt, Abingdon resident

Language

  English Only 93.6
  English Other 6.4
  English Poor 1600000

 
COMMUTE TIME : 17 MINUTES
in Abingdon

 
CLOSEST AIRPORT
within 60 miles of Abingdon

Commute Types

  Walked 3.5
  Worked at Home 4.4
  Public Transportation 0.4
  Other Means 0.7
  Drove Alone 80.1
  Carpooled 11

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