What is the current population of Appalachia?

Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of Appalachia is 1,533. Appalachia, Virginia is the 8,615th largest city in the US.

What was the peak population of Appalachia?

The peak population of Appalachia was in 1990, when its population was 2,061. In 1990, Appalachia was the 6,805th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 8,615th largest city in the US. Appalachia is currently 25.6% smaller than it was in 1990.

How quickly is Appalachia shrinking?

Appalachia has shrunk 16.3% since the year 2000. Appalachia, Virginia's growth is extremely below average. 94% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2019 1,533 8,615
2018 1,566 8,538
2017 1,590 8,481
2016 1,654 8,323
2015 1,671 8,271
2014 1,684 8,247
2013 1,727 8,150
2012 1,734 8,115
2011 1,746 8,086
2010 1,754 8,069
2009 1,724 8,040
2008 1,727 8,031
2007 1,733 8,003
2006 1,741 7,976
2005 1,749 7,939
2004 1,758 7,928
2003 1,769 7,897
2002 1,787 7,849
2001 1,806 7,802
2000 1,833 7,739
1990 2,061 6,805

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
8605 Dobson, North Carolina 1,539 5.0%
8606 Rosepine, Louisiana 1,539 -1.2%
8607 Chapel Hill, Tennessee 1,538 32.8%
8608 Keystone Heights, Florida 1,537 13.9%
8609 Logansport, Louisiana 1,537 -5.4%
8610 Cambridge, Wisconsin 1,535 32.0%
8611 Crescent City, Florida 1,535 -14.2%
8612 Englewood, Tennessee 1,534 -6.4%
8613 Gallitzin, Pennsylvania 1,534 -12.3%
8614 Sumas, Washington 1,534 57.8%
8615 Appalachia, Virginia 1,533 -16.3%
8616 Brookston, Indiana 1,533 -10.4%
8617 Coldwater, Mississippi 1,533 -8.2%
8618 Jefferson, North Carolina 1,533 10.8%
8619 Nederland, Colorado 1,533 9.8%
8620 Owenton, Kentucky 1,533 10.3%
8621 Walnut Cove, North Carolina 1,533 4.6%
8622 Mercersburg, Pennsylvania 1,532 -0.5%
8623 Baxter, Tennessee 1,531 15.5%
8624 Mason, Tennessee 1,531 27.7%
8625 Sebree, Kentucky 1,530 -1.8%

Similarly Sized Cities In Virginia

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
6334 Wise 2,906 -11.3%
6338 Elkton 2,903 10.2%
6361 Chincoteague 2,875 -33.5%
6378 Grottoes 2,860 31.6%
6490 Windsor 2,758 20.9%
6578 Timberville 2,691 33.4%
6631 Hillsville 2,661 -6.2%
6661 Pearisburg 2,636 -3.6%
6711 Dublin 2,584 14.8%
6957 Tappahannock 2,402 12.5%
7062 Shenandoah 2,331 -0.1%
7170 New Market 2,253 29.7%
7225 Chase City 2,215 -9.5%
7262 Lovettsville 2,198 147.5%
7284 Amherst 2,180 -2.9%
7372 Crewe 2,129 -10.4%
7390 Mount Jackson 2,118 12.1%
7510 Stephens City 2,063 53.1%
7704 Waverly 1,953 -15.1%
7707 Narrows 1,952 -7.9%
7795 Saltville 1,901 -13.6%
7863 Gate City 1,869 -14.5%
7924 Coeburn 1,845 -8.4%
8036 Appomattox 1,794 2.1%
8152 Louisa 1,733 23.4%
8186 Pennington Gap 1,721 -5.5%
8236 Chilhowie 1,702 -6.7%
8296 Haymarket 1,676 83.5%
8312 Stanley 1,673 5.9%
8390 Dayton 1,637 21.3%
8413 Victoria 1,626 -10.3%
8418 Gordonsville 1,624 8.1%
8615 Appalachia 1,533 -16.3%
8745 Warsaw 1,486 8.3%
8853 Rural Retreat 1,448 7.4%
8902 Chatham 1,427 6.8%
8960 Glade Spring 1,406 1.6%
8998 Middletown 1,396 35.5%
9006 Kilmarnock 1,394 1.6%
9054 Exmore 1,372 -3.9%
9198 Honaker 1,318 -12.5%
9304 Clintwood 1,284 -16.7%
9355 Stuart 1,271 -16.8%
9506 Hurt 1,223 -4.8%
9539 Courtland 1,215 -4.1%
9548 Onancock 1,211 -20.4%
9551 Weber City 1,211 -14.4%
9554 Halifax 1,210 -12.6%
9597 Kenbridge 1,197 -10.4%
9625 Gretna 1,190 -7.6%
9672 Bowling Green 1,175 25.6%
9676 Buchanan 1,174 -4.8%
9702 Clarksville 1,166 -11.9%
9927 Glasgow 1,103 5.5%
9939 Brookneal 1,098 -12.7%
9977 Occoquan 1,086 44.6%
9995 Pembroke 1,081 -5.1%
10036 Edinburg 1,070 27.0%
10222 Lawrenceville 1,020 -19.8%
10226 Cape Charles 1,019 -9.5%
10286 Cedar Bluff 1,002 -7.0%
10627 Craigsville 931 -6.7%
10643 Jonesville 928 -6.4%
10692 Pound 918 -15.6%
10778 Grundy 899 -18.0%
10806 Independence 892 -7.8%
11007 St. Paul 851 -16.0%
11110 Middleburg 834 23.9%
11171 Wakefield 825 -20.5%
11252 Parksley 808 -3.4%
11407 Keysville 781 -4.0%
11448 Damascus 775 -20.9%

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