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Wise
  • Town in Virginia

Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B+
  3. Housing
    grade A minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade B minus
  5. Good for Families
    grade A minus
  6. Diversity
    grade B minus
  7. Jobs
    grade C+
  8. Weather
    grade B minus
  9. Cost of Living
    grade A minus
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B minus
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B minus
  12. Commute
    grade B

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Wise is a town in Virginia with a population of 2,954. Wise is in Wise County and is one of the best places to live in Virginia. Living in Wise offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Wise and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Wise are highly rated.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$113,800
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$628
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    137
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    0
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    45.7
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    821.7
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    68.5
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    6%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    7%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    national  11%

Working in Wise

Jobs
grade C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$41,832
National
$64,994

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