Gate City, VA Profile: Facts & Data


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Gate City, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Gate City had a population of 1,905 as of July 1, 2018. 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 36.6379 and longitude -82.581 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gate City: Estillville, Winfield.

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Gate City, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,905
Population in Households 1,905
Population in Familes 1,526
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 487
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $48,441
Average Household Income $58,983
Per Capita Income $26,781


Total Housing Units 1,076 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 649 (60.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 253 (23.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 174 (16.2%)
Median Home Value $113,034
Average Home Value $136,283


Total Households 902
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 559
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.79% -0.99%
Households -0.69% -0.93%
Families -0.04% -1.06%
Median Household Income   2.09%
Per Capita Income   3.85%

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, 2018 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 # 276 54th
Population Density # 378 36th
Diversity Index # 523 12th
Median Household Income # 329 45th
Per Capita Income # 308 48th

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