Wise, VA
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Wise is a very small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 3,119 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Wise is the 169th largest community in Virginia.

Unlike some towns, Wise isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Wise are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Wise is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wise who work in teaching (14.27%), office and administrative support (13.89%), and healthcare (6.87%).

Also of interest is that Wise has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.99 minutes getting to work every day.

Wise is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The population of Wise overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Wise, 24.56% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Wise in 2010 was $35,015, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $140,060 for a family of four. However, Wise contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Wise home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wise residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Wise include Scots-Irish, Irish, German, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Wise is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Russian.