Gate City, VA

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Population

2,386

2.14% growth

Median Age

38.3


Median Household Income

$37,472

3.83% growth

Poverty Rate

18.6%


Number of Employees

932

5.19% growth

Median Property Value

$95,900

2.34% decline

About

In 2017, Gate City, VA had a population of 2.39k people with a median age of 38.3 and a median household income of $37,472. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Gate City, VA grew from 2,336 to 2,386, a 2.14% increase and its median household income grew from $36,090 to $37,472, a 3.83% increase.

The population of Gate City, VA is 95.8% White Alone, 3.77% Black or African American Alone, and 0.335% Hispanic or Latino. 0.547% of the people in Gate City, VA speak a non-English language, and 99.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Gate City, VA is $95,900, and the homeownership rate is 66.9%. Most people in Gate City, VA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Gate City, VA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Gate City, VA employs 932 people. The largest industries in Gate City, VA are Health Care & Social Assistance (165 people), Manufacturing (151 people), and Educational Services (124 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($97,969), Manufacturing ($62,813), and Educational Services ($44,500).

Median household income in Gate City, VA is $37,472. Males in Gate City, VA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,180. The income inequality in Gate City, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$37,472

2017 value

± $8,084

3.83%

1 Year Growth

± 23.4%

Households in Gate City, VA have a median annual income of $37,472, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $36,090 in 2016, which represents a 3.83% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$74,183

Average Male Salary

± $1,323

$55,180

Average Female Salary

± $1,030

In 2017, full-time male employees in Gate City, VA made 1.34 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $68,169 ± $3,324

  2. White

    $60,529 ± $977

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $56,661 ± $29,375

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Gate City, VA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Gate City, VA is from Virginia.

0.478

2017 Wage GINI

0.477

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0649% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Virginia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 301

  2. Census Tract 306

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Gate City, VA was Census Tract 301 with a value of $37,482, followed by Census Tract 306 and N/A, with respective values of $33,889 and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Gate City, VA (440 out of 2.36k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females < 5 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    353 ± 113

  2. Black

    87 ± 79

  3. Native American

    0 ± 61

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Gate City, VA is White, followed by Black and Native American.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

932

2017 Value

± 173

5.19%

1 Year growth

± 24.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Gate City, VA grew at a rate of 5.19%, from 886 employees to 932 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Gate City, VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (140 people), Sales & Related Occupations (97 people), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (94 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Gate City, VA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Gate City, VA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (140 people), Sales & Related Occupations (97 people), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (94 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Gate City, VA has an unusually high number of residents working as Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (3.26 times higher than expected), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (2.13 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.67 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Gate City, VA, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($76,250), Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($68,750), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($64,107).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

932

2017 Value

± 173

5.19%

1 Year growth

± 24.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Gate City, VA grew at a rate of 5.19%, from 886 employees to 932 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Gate City, VA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (165 people), Manufacturing (151 people), and Educational Services (124 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Gate City, VA, though some of these residents may live in Gate City, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Gate City, VA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (165 people), Manufacturing (151 people), and Educational Services (124 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Gate City, VA has an unusually high number of Utilities (5.13 times higher than expected), Information (3.21 times), and Manufacturing (1.6 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Gate City, VA, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($97,969), Manufacturing ($62,813), and Educational Services ($44,500).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $27.5B

  2. $26B

  3. $22.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $27.5B, followed by Motorized vehicles with $26B and Electronics and $22.4B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Virginia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$254B

2015 Value

$373B

Projected 2045 Value

46.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Virginia trade was $254B. This is expected to increase 46.7% to $373B by 2045.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $23.4B

  2. $12.9B

  3. $11.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Maryland with $23.4B, followed by North Carolina with $12.9B and Pennsylvania and $11.1B.

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Health

86.9% of the population of Gate City, VA has health coverage, with 38.7% on employee plans, 19% on Medicaid, 11.2% on Medicare, 13.8% on non-group plans, and 4.11% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Gate City, VA was $7,556 in 2014. This is a 3.42% increase from the previous year ($7,306).

Primary care physicians in Gate City, VA see 1316 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0759% decrease from the previous year (1317 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1494 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 684 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Mecklenburg County and Halifax County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.6%). Additionally, Petersburg city has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (45.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,316 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Virginia see an average of 1,316 patients per year. This represents a 0.0759% decrease from the previous year (1,317 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,556

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,218

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,361

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,677

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Virginia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.42%, from $7,306 to $7,556.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

13.1%

Uninsured

38.7%

Employer Coverage

19%

Medicaid

11.2%

Medicare

13.8%

Non-Group

4.11%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Gate City, VA declined by 9.87% from 14.6% to 13.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Gate City, VA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 15.6% prevalence

  2. 15.6% prevalence

  3. 15.4% prevalence

Mecklenburg County and Halifax County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Virginia, at 15.6%.

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Diversity

Gate City, VA is home to a population of 2.39k people, from which 99.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.09% of Gate City, VA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Gate City, VA is composed of 2.29k White Alone residents (95.8%), 90 Black or African American Alone residents (3.77%), 8 Hispanic or Latino residents (0.335%), 2 Asian Alone residents (0.0838%), 0 Two or More Races residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Gate City, VA are German (12 speakers), French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (0 speakers), and French Creole (0 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 3.9

18

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 67.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Gate City, VA was 38.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 18. But people in Gate City, VA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Gate City, VA residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.09%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.2%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.09% of Gate City, VA residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Gate City, VA was 1.2%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. El Salvador

    103,545 ± 7,851 people

  2. India

    82,876 ± 7,033 people

  3. Mexico

    56,021 ± 5,792 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Gate City, VA was El Salvador, the natal country of 103,545 Gate City, VA residents, followed by India with 82,876 and Mexico with 56,021.

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Citizenship

99.9%

2017 Citizenship

99.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.9% of Gate City, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Gate City, VA was 99.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    2.29k ± 425

  2. Black or African American Alone

    90 ± 73

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    8 ± 35.6

In 2017, there were 25.4 times more White Alone residents (2.29k people) in Gate City, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 90 Black or African American Alone and 8 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. German

    12 speakers (0.547%)

  2. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    0 speakers (0%)

  3. French Creole

    0 speakers (0%)

0.547% of Gate City, VA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Gate City, VA was German. 0.547% of the overall population of Gate City, VA are native German speakers. 0% speak French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) and 0% speak German, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    86 ± 36

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    48 ± 41

  3. Korea

    22 ± 22

Gate City, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.79 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Gate City, VA was $95,900 in 2017, which is 0.441 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $98,200 to $95,900, a 2.34% decrease. The homeownership rate in Gate City, VA is 66.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Gate City, VA have an average commute time of 21.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Gate City, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$37,472

Median Household Income

± $8,084

901

Number of Households

± 149

In 2017, the median household income of the 901 households in Gate City, VA grew to $37,472 from the previous year's value of $36,090.

The following chart displays the households in Gate City, VA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$95,900

2017 Median

± $7,745

$98,200

2016 Median

± $11,494

In 2017, the median property value in Gate City, VA declined from to $95,900 from the previous year's value of $98,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Gate City, VA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Gate City, VA the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Gate City, VA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Gate City, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

66.9%

2017 Homeownership

68.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 66.9% of the housing units in Gate City, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Gate City, VA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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Commute Time

21.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Gate City, VA have a shorter commute time (21.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Gate City, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    92.2%

  2. Carpooled

    4.13%

  3. Walked

    1.56%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Gate City, VA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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