Gate City, VA 24251 ZIP Code Profile

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Gate City, VA | Snowflake, VA

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ZIP Code 24251: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Gate City, VA 24251

Not Acceptable, USPS
Snowflake, VA 24251

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Scott County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.633, Longitude -82.573
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 292
  • PO Box Addresses: 593
  • Residential Addresses: 3,930
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 67
    • Single Family Addresses: 3,863

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Gate City, VA 24251 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 9,186
Daytime Population: Workers 2,635
Daytime Population: Residents 5,444
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,079
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 9,162
Population in Familes 7,537
Population in Group Qrtrs 24
Population Density2 75
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $41,673
Average Household Income $50,978
Per Capita Income $22,298


Total Housing Units 4,805 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,962 (61.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,041 (21.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 802 (16.7%)
Median Home Value $99,902
Average Home Value $145,822


Total Households 4,003
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 2,666
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 -0.47% -0.69%
Households -0.46% -0.68%
Families -0.62% -0.81%
Median Household Income   1.03%
Per Capita Income   2.49%

Gate City, VA 24251 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 24251 to the other 870 ZIP Codes 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 # 257 71st
Population Density # 451 48th
Diversity Index # 772 11th
Median Household Income # 644 26th
Per Capita Income # 624 28th

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