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Appalachia is a town in Wise County.
The community was named for the Appalachian Mountains
The latitude of Appalachia is 36.906N. The longitude is -82.781W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,647 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,756.
Strip mining operations began in the 1990s, generating safety concerns among residents. A boulder, dislodged by a mining company bulldozer, crashed into a local house in August 2004, killing a 3-year-old boy as he slept
Sections below provide additional information and links about Appalachia demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Wise County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 24216 ZIP code.
10% of Appalachia residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Appalachia ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Appalachia was $11,782, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% of Appalachia residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Appalachia, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $213. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $573.
Wise County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Appalachia political report.
The average commute time for Appalachia workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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