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Pennington Gap, Virginia - Basic Facts

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The Town of Pennington Gap had a population of 1,666 as of July 1, 2017. Pennington Gap 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 Pennington Gap is located at latitude 36.7591 and longitude -83.0295 in Lee County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Pennington Gap (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Lee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,388 feet.

The Town of Pennington Gap (GNIS ID: 2391356) 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 Pennington Gap population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Pennington Gap, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,666
Daytime Population: Workers 1,159
Daytime Population: Residents 1,253
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,412
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.45
Population in Households 1,608
Population in Familes 1,224
Population in Group Qrtrs 58
Population Density2 1,028
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $28,824
Average Household Income $41,079
Per Capita Income $18,150


Total Housing Units 963 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 409 (42.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 365 (37.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 190 (19.7%)
Median Home Value $97,139
Average Home Value $127,995


Total Households 773
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 459
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.92% -0.66%
Households -0.93% -0.68%
Families -0.15% -0.8%
Median Household Income   0.91%
Per Capita Income   2.28%

Pennington Gap, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pennington Gap to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 287 52nd
Population Density # 239 60th
Diversity Index # 543 8th
Median Household Income # 579 3rd
Per Capita Income # 554 7th

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