Fries, VA Population

By | July 1, 2019

Population: 614. Estimated population in July 2020: 573 (-6.7% change)
Males: 265 (43.2%), Females: 349 (56.8%)

Grayson County

Zip code: 24330

Median resident age: 49.4 years
Median household income: $21,250
Median house value: $35,800

Races in Fries:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.9%)
  • Hispanic (1.0%)
  • Black (0.7%)

Ancestries: United States (31.1%), German (9.4%), English (8.8%), Irish (4.1%), Dutch (2.4%), Scotch-Irish (1.6%).

Elevation: 2180 feet

Land area: 0.6 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Fries

  • High school or higher: 55.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 6.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 36.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fries town

  • Never married: 14.9%
  • Now married: 55.6%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 16.7%
  • Divorced: 11.0%

1.6% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -76 (-11.0%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Fries:

  • TWIN COUNTY REGIONAL HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; GALAX, VA)
  • WYTHE COUNTY COMM HOSP (about 18 miles; WYTHEVILLE, VA)
  • ALLEGHANY COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; SPARTA, NC)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Fries:

  • SMITH REYNOLDS (about 67 miles; WINSTON SALEM, NC; Abbreviation: INT)
  • HICKORY REGIONAL (about 74 miles; HICKORY, NC; Abbreviation: HKY)
  • RALEIGH COUNTY MEMORIAL (about 75 miles; BECKLEY, WV; Abbreviation: BKW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Fries:

  • TWIN COUNTY (about 12 miles; GALAX HILLSVILLE, VA; Abbreviation: HLX)
  • MOUNTAIN EMPIRE (about 28 miles; MARION/WYTHEVILLE, VA; Abbreviation: MKJ)
  • ELKIN MUNI (about 34 miles; ELKIN, NC; Abbreviation: ZEF)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fries:

  • NEW RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 35 miles; DUBLIN, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,262)
  • RADFORD UNIVERSITY (about 42 miles; RADFORD, VA; Full-time enrollment: 8,034)
  • BLUEFIELD STATE COLLEGE (about 42 miles; BLUEFIELD, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,096)
  • CONCORD COLLEGE (about 51 miles; ATHENS, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,723)
  • VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND STATE UNIV (about 54 miles; BLACKSBURG, VA; Full-time enrollment: 25,754)
  • APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 62 miles; BOONE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 12,245)
  • WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY (about 63 miles; WINSTON SALEM, NC; Full-time enrollment: 5,944)
Public primary/middle schools in Fries:

  • PROVIDENCE ELEM. (Students: 216; Location: 56 BAINBRIDGE RD; Grades: KG – 04)
  • FRIES MIDDLE (Students: 159; Location: 114 EAST MAIN ST.; Grades: 05 – 08)