Gate City, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Gate City, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Gate City had a population of 1,955 as of July 1, 2017. Gate City 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 Gate City is located at latitude 36.6462 and longitude -82.5784 in Scott County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Gate City (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Scott County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,339 feet.

The Town of Gate City (GNIS ID: 2390201) 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 Gate City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gate City: Estillville, Winfield.

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Gate City, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,955
Daytime Population: Workers 2,042
Daytime Population: Residents 1,119
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,161
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.62
Population in Households 1,955
Population in Familes 1,553
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 500
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $45,442
Average Household Income $55,485
Per Capita Income $25,053


Total Housing Units 1,088 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 636 (58.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 285 (26.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 167 (15.3%)
Median Home Value $108,333
Average Home Value $132,311


Total Households 921
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 572
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 -0.54% -0.68%
Households -0.5% -0.7%
Families 0.27% -0.82%
Median Household Income   1.25%
Per Capita Income   2.47%

Gate City, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gate City 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 # 275 54th
Population Density # 378 36th
Diversity Index # 523 12th
Median Household Income # 352 41st
Per Capita Income # 332 44th

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