Gate City, VA

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2022 Population
1,910
0.105% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
42.6
8.58% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
19%
4.82% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$37,543
2.09% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$160,000
11% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Gate City, VA had a population of 1.91k people with a median age of 42.6 and a median household income of $37,543. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Gate City, VA grew from 1,908 to 1,910, a 0.105% increase and its median household income grew from $36,773 to $37,543, a 2.09% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Gate City, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (95.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.04%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.47%), Other (Non-Hispanic) (0.733%), and White (Hispanic) (0%).

None of the households in Gate City, VA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.8% of the residents in Gate City, VA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Gate City, VA was $160,000, and the homeownership rate was 67.2%.

Most people in Gate City, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Gate City, VA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Gate City, VA is home to a population of 1.91k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.157% of Gate City, VA residents were born outside of the country (3 people).

In 2022, there were 46.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.83k people) in Gate City, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 39 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 28 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.8%
2022 Citizenship
99.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.8% of Gate City, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Gate City, VA was 99.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Gate City, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.83k ± 277
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    39 ± 57
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    28 ± 34.2
0%
Hispanic Population
0 people

In 2022, there were 46.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.83k people) in Gate City, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 39 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 28 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0% of the people in Gate City, VA are hispanic (0 people).

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Foreign-Born Population

0.157%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3 people
0.105%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2 people

As of 2022, 0.157% of Gate City, VA residents (3 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Gate City, VA was 0.105%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    65 ± 52
  2. Korea
    23 ± 33
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    21 ± 27

Gate City, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.83 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Gate City, VA employs 741 people. The largest industries in Gate City, VA are Manufacturing (126 people), Educational Services (95 people), and Retail Trade (80 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($69,091), Educational Services ($52,196), and Information ($51,250).

Occupations

741
2022 Value
± 165
4.51%
1 Year growth
± 31%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Gate City, VA grew at a rate of 4.51%, from 709 employees to 741 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Gate City, VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (115 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (81 people), and Production Occupations (75 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Gate City, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

741
2022 Value
± 165
4.51%
1 Year growth
± 31%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Gate City, VA grew at a rate of 4.51%, from 709 employees to 741 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Gate City, VA, are Manufacturing (126 people), Educational Services (95 people), and Retail Trade (80 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$58,250
Median earning men ± $7,252
$32,500
Median earning women ± $13,342

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($228,158), Manufacturing ($73,125), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($47,292).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($48,750), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($38,333), and Retail Trade ($23,813).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.1M people employed in Virginia. This represents a 2.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Virginia went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 54.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (44%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.45%).

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing the state of Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Virginia

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Mark Warner
Senator from Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Tim Kaine
Senator from Virginia1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Virginia

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Virginia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.884% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.904% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.71M), Bachelors Degree (1.47M), and Some college (1.4M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Gate City, VA was $160,000 in 2022, which is 0.568 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $144,100 to $160,000, a 11% increase. The homeownership rate in Gate City, VA is 67.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Gate City, VA have an average commute time of 22.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Gate City, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$160,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$14,961
$599
Median Property Taxes
±$127

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units 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.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Gate City, VA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

67.2%
Homeownership
2022
57.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 67.2% of the housing units in Gate City, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.1%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 306
  2. Census Tract 301

The following map shows all of the places in Gate City, VA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$37,543
Median Household Income
± $12,533
891
Number of Households
± 160

In 2022, the median household income of the 891 households in Gate City, VA grew to $37,543 from the previous year's value of $36,773.

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 < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Gate City, VA is from Virginia.
0.475
2022 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Virginia

In 2022, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.475 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.164% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (95%)
  2. Worked At Home (4.12%)
  3. Carpooled (0.93%)

In 2022, 95% of workers in Gate City, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (4.12%) and those who carpooled to work (0.93%).

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Commute Time

22.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Gate City, VA have a shorter commute time (22.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.77% of the workforce in Gate City, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Gate City, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Gate City, VA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

19% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Gate City, VA (362 out of 1.91k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 6 - 11.

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

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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Health

98.2% of the population of Gate City, VA has health coverage, with 39.9% on employee plans, 21.1% on Medicaid, 20.3% on Medicare, 16.4% on non-group plans, and 0.479% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Scott County, VA see 3081 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.163% increase from the previous year (3076 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5407 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 655 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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3,081 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Scott County, VA

Primary care physicians in Scott County, VA see an average of 3,081 patients per year. This represents a 0.163% increase from the previous year (3,076 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Scott County, VA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.8% under 18 years, 19.9% between 18 and 34 years, 33.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 24.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.8% were men and 53.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

1.81%
Uninsured
39.9%
Employer Coverage
21.1%
Medicaid
20.3%
Medicare
16.4%
Non-Group
0.479%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Gate City, VA grew by 17.2% from 1.54% to 1.81%.

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