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Iron Gate, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Iron Gate had a population of 365 as of July 1, 2016. Iron Gate ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Iron Gate is located at latitude 37.7989 and longitude -79.7906 in Alleghany County. 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. Alleghany County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,037 feet.

The Town of Iron Gate (GNIS ID: 2391241) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Iron Gate population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Iron Gate: Irongate.

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Iron Gate, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 365
Population in Households 365
Population in Familes 296
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,107
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 157
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 103
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 184 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 122 (66.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 (18.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $88,636
Average Home Value $96,721


Median Household Income $45,869
Average Household Income $51,256
Per Capita Income $22,278
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.97% -0.72%
Households -1.08% -0.91%
Families -0.61% -0.99%
Median Household Income   2.06%
Per Capita Income   1.23%
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.

Iron Gate, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Iron Gate to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 489 18th
Population Density1 # 221 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 471 21st
Median Household Income # 328 45th
Per Capita Income # 390 34th

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