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Iron Gate, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Iron Gate is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Alleghany County at latitude 37.7989 and longitude -79.7906. Alleghany County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,037 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Iron Gate, but most people and references simply refer to it as Iron Gate, Virginia.

The P1 Census Class Code for Iron Gate indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Iron Gate (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Iron Gate: Irongate.

Town of Iron Gate, VA Boundary Map

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Iron Gate, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 361
Population in Households 361
Population in Familes 294
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,095
Diversity Index2 20
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 158
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 104
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 183 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 123 (67.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 35 (19.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $114,815
Average Home Value $130,533
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $50,847
Average Household Income $55,392
Per Capita Income $24,499
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -1.68% -0.85%
Households -1.43% -0.77%
Families -0.67% -0.98%
Median Household Income   1.0%
Per Capita Income   1.94%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Iron Gate, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Iron Gate to the other 591 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 488 18th
Population Density1 # 219 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 464 22nd
Median Household Income # 269 55th
Per Capita Income # 279 53rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.