The Town of Big Stone Gap had a population of 5,391 as of July 1, 2020.
The primary coordinate point for Big Stone Gap is located at latitude 36.8818 and longitude -82.7471 in Wise County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Big Stone Gap encompass a land area of 4.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Wise County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,535 feet.
The Town of Big Stone Gap (GNIS ID: 2390730) 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 Big Stone Gap: Bigstone Gap, Imboden, Mineral City, Three Forks, Wolverhampton.
|Total Population||5,391 (100%)|
|Population in Households||4,208 (78.1%)|
|Population in Families||3,380 (62.7%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||1,183 (21.9%)|
|Median Household Income||$39,915|
|Average Household Income||$53,567|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||11%|
|Per Capita Income||$18,901|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||2,104 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||1,091 (51.9%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||721 (34.3%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||292 (13.9%)|
|Median Home Value||$99,863|
|Average Home Value||$144,826|
|Housing Affordability Index3||241|
|Average Household Size||2.32|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||2.66%|
|Per Capita Income||2.5%|
|Owner Occupied HU||-0.95%|
The table below compares Big Stone Gap to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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.
|Total Population||# 189||68th|
|Population Density||# 225||62nd|
|Median Household Income||# 481||19th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 520||88th|
|Per Capita Income||# 557||6th|
|Diversity Index||# 370||38th|
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