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Abingdon, VA: What you need to know

Arts, recreation and a scenic mountain atmosphere blessed with a mild climate added up to earn Abingdon, VA 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 8,143
Median Age 43
Median Household Income $39,405
Median Home Price $168,400

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Abingdon, VA Demographics

Median Population in Abingdon, VA

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 in Abingdon, VA

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

Population By Gender in Abingdon, VA

  Male 48.6%
  Female 51.4%

Language in Abingdon, VA

  English Only 93.6%
  English Other 6.4%

Economics in Abingdon, VA

  Median Household Income $39,405
  Median Home Price $168,400
  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

 
COMMUTE TIME: 17 MINUTES
in Abingdon, VA

Commute Types in Abingdon, VA

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

 
Total Employed Armed Forces: 24
In Abingdon, VA

 
9.3% CIVILIAN VETERANS
in Abingdon, VA