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**Smyth County**is a county located in the State of Virginia. As of 2000, the population is 33,081. Its county seat is Marion

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## Geography

\nAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,171 km² (452 mi²). 1,171 km² (452 mi²) of it is land and 1 km² (0 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.05% water.## Demographics

\nAs of the census^{2}of 2000, there are 33,081 people, 13,493 households, and 9,607 families residing in the county. The population density is 28/km² (73/mi²). There are 15,111 housing units at an average density of 13/km² (33/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 96.86% White, 1.87% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.32% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. 0.86% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 13,493 households out of which 29.20% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.70% are married couples living together, 11.20% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.80% are non-families. 26.00% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.50% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.37 and the average family size is 2.83. In the county, the population is spread out with 21.60% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 28.10% from 25 to 44, 26.00% from 45 to 64, and 16.30% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 93.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.50 males. The median income for a household in the county is $30,083, and the median income for a family is $36,392. Males have a median income of $26,698 versus $19,712 for females. The per capita income for the county is $16,105. 13.30% of the population and 9.90% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 15.20% are under the age of 18 and 14.00% are 65 or older.