Big Stone Gap, Virginia

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Population in 2017: 5,263 (86% urban, 14% rural).
Population change since 2000: +8.4%
Males: 2,987  (56.8%)
Females: 2,276  (43.2%)
Median resident age:

37.5 years
Virginia median age:

38.2 years

Zip codes: 24219.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $33,079 (it was $21,584 in 2000)
Big Stone Gap:

$33,079
VA:

$71,535

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $20,746 (it was $13,284 in 2000)

Big Stone Gap town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $153,270 (it was $66,600 in 2000)
Big Stone Gap:

$153,270
VA:

$273,400

Median gross rent in 2017: $743.

March 2019 cost of living index in Big Stone Gap: 80.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 26.2%
(21.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 59.3% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Big Stone Gap, VA (2017)
    • 4,08973.5%White alone
    • 1,06519.1%Black alone
    • 2063.7%Hispanic
    • 931.7%Two or more races
    • 420.8%Asian alone
    • 40.07%American Indian alone

Races in Big Stone Gap detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists, there were 37 registered sex offenders living in Big Stone Gap, Virginia as of July 06, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Big Stone Gap is 149 to 1.


Crime rates in Big Stone Gap by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
2
(33.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(16.9)
1
(16.9)
1
(17.6)
3
(53.0)
1
(17.7)
3
(53.1)
2
(35.2)
1
(17.6)
5
(89.8)
3
(54.2)
1
(18.4)
0
(0.0)
3
(56.2)
2
(38.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(16.9)
3
(50.7)
2
(35.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.7)
1
(17.7)
2
(35.2)
2
(35.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.1)
2
(36.9)
1
(18.6)
1
(18.7)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
8
(135.2)
6
(101.5)
4
(70.3)
2
(35.3)
7
(123.8)
8
(141.5)
7
(123.2)
4
(70.4)
12
(215.5)
7
(126.5)
5
(92.2)
4
(74.4)
2
(37.5)
1
(19.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
27
(456.3)
22
(372.1)
33
(580.1)
16
(282.6)
19
(336.2)
19
(336.1)
30
(528.1)
37
(651.0)
21
(377.2)
25
(451.8)
15
(276.7)
19
(353.3)
16
(300.0)
12
(230.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
147
(2,484)
174
(2,943)
124
(2,180)
106
(1,872)
150
(2,654)
137
(2,423)
193
(3,397)
145
(2,551)
176
(3,161)
165
(2,982)
179
(3,302)
133
(2,473)
154
(2,887)
94
(1,802)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
4
(67.6)
7
(118.4)
7
(123.0)
2
(35.3)
7
(123.8)
3
(53.1)
9
(158.4)
5
(88.0)
6
(107.8)
4
(72.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(37.2)
3
(56.2)
4
(76.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.9)
1
(17.6)
2
(35.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(35.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(35.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
5
(93.7)
3
(57.5)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)250.0202.3176.3147.0183.8200.8248.9193.3276.4230.8232.6147.1199.1128.9

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City-data.com crime index in Big Stone Gap, VA

Crime rate in Big Stone Gap detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 13 (12 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.30
Virginia average:

2.26
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Ancestries: American (26.7%), English (11.6%), Irish (6.9%), German (5.2%), Scotch-Irish (3.9%), Italian (2.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1891

Elevation: 1550 feet

Land area: 4.88 square miles.

Population density: 1,079 people per square mile   (low).

Big Stone Gap, Virginia map

114 residents are foreign born (1.2% Europe, 0.6% Latin America).

This town:

2.0%
Virginia:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $975 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $744 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johnson City, TN (43.0 miles , pop. 55,469).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fayette, KY (124.0 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (432.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Appalachia, VA (1.7 miles ),
Keokee, VA (2.7 miles ),
Norton, VA (3.1 miles ),
Duffield, VA (3.2 miles),
Lynch, KY (3.2 miles ),
Dryden, VA (3.4 miles ),
Benham, KY (3.5 miles ),
Eolia, KY (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 36.87 N, Longitude: 82.77 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,191 (+21.4%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 762 (47.4%)

Area code: 276

Distribution of median household income in Big Stone Gap, VA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Big Stone Gap, VA in 2017

Big Stone Gap satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 14 buildings, average cost: $69,500
  • 1998: 21 buildings, average cost: $86,000
  • 1999: 7 buildings, average cost: $56,900
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $56,900
  • 2001: 8 buildings, average cost: $77,500
  • 2002: 9 buildings, average cost: $77,500
  • 2003: 13 buildings, average cost: $45,300
  • 2004: 15 buildings, average cost: $45,300
  • 2005: 7 buildings, average cost: $102,900
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $115,000
  • 2007: 7 buildings, average cost: $107,900
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $95,200
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $175,000
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $153,000
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $153,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $190,000
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $190,000
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $97,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Big Stone Gap, VA residents
Average permit cost in Big Stone Gap, VA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.0%
Virginia:

3.0%
Historical population in Big Stone Gap, VA
Historical housing units in Big Stone Gap, VA
Most common industries in Big Stone Gap, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (13.5%)
  • Health care (13.2%)
  • Construction (7.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (7.0%)
  • Public administration (6.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (12.8%)
  • Public administration (9.0%)
  • Educational services (6.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
  • Health care (5.8%)
  • Rail transportation (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (22.2%)
  • Educational services (22.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.7%)
  • Social assistance (7.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.4%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.1%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (4.7%)
Most common occupations in Big Stone Gap, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.2%)
  • Cashiers (4.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.1%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Registered nurses (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.0%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Extraction workers (4.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (10.5%)
  • Registered nurses (8.0%)
  • Cashiers (7.2%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.8%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.1%)

Average climate in Big Stone Gap, Virginia

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Tornado activity:

Big Stone Gap-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 47.3 miles away from the Big Stone Gap town center killed one person and injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/5/1955, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 25.4 miles away from the town center injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Big Stone Gap-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Virginia state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 112.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 99.2 miles away from Big Stone Gap center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 107.0 miles away from Big Stone Gap center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 48.5 miles away from Big Stone Gap center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 52.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 300.5 miles away from Big Stone Gap center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Wise County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Big Stone Gap topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Big Stone Gap:

  • WELLMONT LONESOME PINE HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Other, 1990 HOLTON AVENUE EAST)
  • HERITAGE HALL BIG STONE GAP (2045 VALLEY VIEW DRIVE)
  • HERITAGE HALL HEALTH CARE II (2045 VALLEY VIEW DR)

Heliports located in Big Stone Gap:

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College/University in Big Stone Gap:

  • Mountain Empire Community College (Full-time enrollment: 1,948; Location: 3441 Mountain Empire Road; Public; Website: www.mecc.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Big Stone Gap:

  • Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 15 miles; Cumberland, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,196)
  • Northeast State Community College (about 34 miles; Blountville, TN; FT enrollment: 4,480)
  • Hazard Community and Technical College (about 34 miles; Hazard, KY; FT enrollment: 2,087)
  • King University (about 40 miles; Bristol, TN; FT enrollment: 2,472)
  • East Tennessee State University (about 46 miles; Johnson City, TN; FT enrollment: 12,774)
  • Tusculum College (about 49 miles; Greeneville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Walters State Community College (about 53 miles; Morristown, TN; FT enrollment: 4,359)

Public high school in Big Stone Gap:

  • UNION HIGH (Location: 322 POWELL VALLEY ROAD, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Big Stone Gap:

Private elementary/middle school in Big Stone Gap:

  • KING'S CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 40, Location: 14 E 11TH ST N, Grades: PK-5)
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Points of interest:

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Churches in Big Stone Gap include: Beech Grove Church (A), Christ Episcopal Church (B), Trinity United Methodist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Tannery Cemetery (1), Glencoe Cemetery (2), Oak View Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

River: South Fork Powell River (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Big Stone Gap: Bullit Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Coalfield Tourism Authority (112 Shawnee Av), Pace (112 Shawnee Avenue East).

Hotels: Comfort Inn Big Stone Gap (1928 B Wildcat Road), Country Inn (627 Gilley Avenue).

Birthplace of: Thomas Jones (American football) - College football player, Adriana Trigiani - Film director, Julius Jones - 2005 NFL player (Dallas Cowboys, born: Aug 14, 1981), Sam McCorkle - Football player and coach, Thomas Jones - 2005 NFL player (Chicago Bears, born: Aug 19, 1978), Leanza Cornett - Infotainer.

Wise County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Big Stone Gap and their reported violations in the past:

BIG STONE GAP, TOWN OF (Address: 505 E. 5th Street South , Population served: 9,372, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-14-2006), St Public Notif requested (SEP-14-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAR-02-2007), St Public Notif received (MAR-06-2007)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-01-2006), St Public Notif requested (JUN-01-2006), St Public Notif received (JUL-05-2006), St Compliance achieved (NOV-06-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-07-2006), St Public Notif requested (FEB-07-2006), St Compliance achieved (NOV-06-2006), St Public Notif received (MAR-06-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (APR-15-2004), St Public Notif requested (APR-15-2004), St Compliance achieved (JUL-27-2005), St Public Notif received (MAR-25-2007)
Average household size:
This town:

2.3 people
Virginia:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

64.3%
Whole state:

67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

5.4%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Big Stone Gap in 2010:

  • 1,138 people in state prisons
  • 143 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 15 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Big Stone Gap in 2000:

  • 174 people in nursing homes
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with branches in Big Stone Gap (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Big Stone Gap Branch at 216 Wood Ave E, branch established on 1963/03/11. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Big Stone Gap Branch at 621 Wood Avenue East, branch established on 1979/07/20. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • New Peoples Bank, Inc.: Big Stone Gap Office Branch at 419 Shawnee Avenue East, branch established on 2002/08/08. Info updated 2007/08/21: Bank assets: $781.6 mil, Deposits: $709.1 mil, headquarters in Honaker, VA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 28 total offices, Holding Company: New Peoples Bankshares, Inc.
  • Powell Valley National Bank: Big Stone Gap Branch at 211 East Fifth Street, branch established on 1998/04/04. Info updated 2010/06/02: Bank assets: $240.7 mil, Deposits: $200.3 mil, headquarters in Jonesville, VA, positive income, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Powell Valley Bankshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Big Stone Gap:

Marital status in Big Stone Gap, VA
  • Never married: 36.7%
  • Now married: 40.0%
  • Separated: 4.8%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 9.3%

For population 25 years and over in Big Stone Gap:

  • High school or higher: 76.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.2
Virginia average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Big Stone Gap
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Big Stone Gap, VA (based on Wise County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,10174
Mainline Protestant2,45526
Other3712
Catholic1403
Black Protestant1191
None29,266-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 10
Here:

2.40 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Wise County:

0.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 55
Wise County:

13.19 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 16
This county:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Wise County:

10.7%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.6%
Virginia:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Wise County:

12.0%
State:

18.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Big Stone Gap:

48.9%
Virginia:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.1%
State:

47.8%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.7
Virginia:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Big Stone Gap:

19.6%
Virginia:

20.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

7.7%
Virginia:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Big Stone Gap:

6.8
Virginia:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

29.4%
State:

33.7%

General health condition:
Big Stone Gap:

56.2%
Virginia:

56.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

75.4%
Virginia:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Big Stone Gap, VA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 16$50,156$37,6171$558
Water Supply 10$31,966$38,3596$9,263
Financial Administration 8$27,181$40,7721$1,866
Streets and Highways 6$14,843$29,6860$0
Sewerage 6$22,826$45,6520$0
Solid Waste Management 5$9,489$22,7740$0
Other and Unallocable 5$9,350$22,4400$0
Police - Other 3$7,156$28,6240$0
Parks and Recreation 1$2,449$29,3889$8,212
Other Government Administration 1$6,549$78,5880$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 1$1,023
Totals for Government 61$181,965$35,79618$20,922

Big Stone Gap government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $2,423,000 ($460.38)
    Sewerage: $1,452,000 ($275.89)
    Police Protection: $1,377,000 ($261.64)
    Regular Highways: $1,062,000 ($201.79)
    Financial Administration: $804,000 ($152.76)
    Parks and Recreation: $707,000 ($134.33)
    Solid Waste Management: $246,000 ($46.74)
    Housing and Community Development: $202,000 ($38.38)
    Local Fire Protection: $197,000 ($37.43)
    General Public Buildings: $127,000 ($24.13)
    Central Staff Services: $47,000 ($8.93)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $45,000 ($8.55)
    General - Other: $37,000 ($7.03)
    Public Welfare - Other: $29,000 ($5.51)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $14,000 ($2.66)
    Libraries: $2,000 ($0.38)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $82,000 ($15.58)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $29,000 ($5.51)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,524,000 ($479.57)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $393,000 ($74.67)

Big Stone Gap government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,425,000 ($270.76)
    Solid Waste Management: $295,000 ($56.05)
    Other: $135,000 ($25.65)
    Parks and Recreation: $40,000 ($7.60)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $1,030,000 ($195.71)
    Housing and Community Development: $69,000 ($13.11)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $44,000 ($8.36)
    Water Utilities: $32,000 ($6.08)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $158,000 ($30.02)
    General Revenue - Other: $116,000 ($22.04)
    Interest Earnings: $16,000 ($3.04)
    Rents: $10,000 ($1.90)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,524,000 ($479.57)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $674,000 ($128.06)
    Other: $231,000 ($43.89)
    Public Welfare: $150,000 ($28.50)
    Sewerage: $125,000 ($23.75)
    Housing and Community Development: $57,000 ($10.83)
  • Tax - Property: $975,000 ($185.26)
    Other: $830,000 ($157.70)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $273,000 ($51.87)
    Severance: $223,000 ($42.37)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $210,000 ($39.90)
    Public Utilities Sales: $115,000 ($21.85)
    Motor Vehicle License: $56,000 ($10.64)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $32,000 ($6.08)
    Other License: $4,000 ($0.76)

Big Stone Gap government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,427,000 ($3501.24)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,906,000 ($3402.24)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,385,000 ($453.16)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,864,000 ($354.17)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $28,000 ($5.32)
    Beginning: $13,000 ($2.47)

Big Stone Gap government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,140,000 ($786.62)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $456,000 ($86.64)

4.00% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($30,432 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.00%
Virginia average:

9.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Norton city, VA  0.71% ($24,938 average AGI)
from Russell County, VA  0.42% ($31,521)
from Dickenson County, VA  0.38% ($29,841)


5.34% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($38,138 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.34%
Virginia average:

9.76%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Norton city, VA  0.74% ($27,953 average AGI)
to Lee County, VA  0.41% ($30,875)
to Dickenson County, VA  0.39% ($33,489)
Businesses in Big Stone Gap, VA
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Goodwill3
Burger King1H&R Block2
CVS1Hardee's1
Chevrolet1KFC1
Comfort Inn1McDonald's1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
FedEx1Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Big Stone Gap:

  • WLSD (1220 AM; 1 kW; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNVA (1350 AM; 5 kW; NORTON, VA; Owner: RADIO-WISE, INC.)
  • WGOC (640 AM; 10 kW; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTCW (920 AM; 4 kW; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: T.C.W. BROADCASTING , INC.)
  • WPWT (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, TN; Owner: INFORMATION COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WZAP (690 AM; 10 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: RAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHGG (1090 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIO)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WDUF (1120 AM; daytime; 1 kW; DUFFIELD, VA; Owner: DUFFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WEZC (1480 AM; daytime; 5 kW; NEON, KY; Owner: JESUS COMMUNICATION ILNC.)
  • WSWV (1570 AM; 2 kW; PENNINGTON GAP, VA; Owner: IBS COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WFSR (970 AM; 5 kW; HARLAN, KY; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING COMPAY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Big Stone Gap:

  • W223AA (92.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAXM (93.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSEH (102.7 FM; CUMBERLAND, KY; Owner: CUMBERLAND CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WIFX-FM (94.3 FM; JENKINS, KY; Owner: LETCHER COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WXKQ-FM (103.9 FM; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: T.C.W. BROADCASTING , INC.)
  • WMMT (88.7 FM; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: APPALSHOP, INCORPORATED)
  • WTFM (98.5 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WDXC (102.3 FM; POUND, VA; Owner: WDXC RADIO, INC.)
  • WNVA-FM (106.3 FM; NORTON, VA; Owner: RADIO WISE, INC.)
  • WRZK (95.9 FM; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, TN; Owner: MURRAY COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WISE-FM (90.5 FM; WISE, VA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA'S COLLEGE AT WISE)
  • WSGS (101.1 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)
  • WETS-FM (89.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WXBQ-FM (96.9 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WPJO (99.3 FM; ELIZABETHTON, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCQR-FM (88.3 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WCSK (90.3 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: KINGSPORT CITY SCHOOLS BD. OF EDUC .)
  • WPKE-FM (103.1 FM; COAL RUN, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WTUK (105.1 FM; HARLAN, KY; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Big Stone Gap:

  • WSBN-TV (Channel 47; NORTON, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WYMT-TV (Channel 57; HAZARD, KY; Owner: WYMT LICENSEE CORP.)
  • W24BT (Channel 24; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WAPM-CA (Channel 9; LYNCH/BENHAM, KY; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W31BU (Channel 31; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W53BQ (Channel 53; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W69ED (Channel 69; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WKHA (Channel 35; HAZARD, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
Big Stone Gap fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Big Stone Gap fatal accident list:

Nov 6, 2015 10:24 AM, Wyandotte Ave, Lat: 36.865556, Lon: -82.773611, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jun 19, 1991 10:20 PM, Gilleyave, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Feb 21, 1976 08:30 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Feb 21, 1975 08:30 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 43Number of bridges
  • 492ft / 150mTotal length
  • $3,316,000Total costs
  • 187,143Total average daily traffic
  • 9,669Total average daily truck traffic
  • 271,137Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Big Stone Gap, VA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 51930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 101970-1979
  • 121980-1989
  • 81990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Big Stone Gap, VA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Big Stone Gap)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

38 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Big Stone Gap, VA)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • BIG STONE GAP, Lat: 36.862889 Lon: -82.771306, Call Sign: WQIV980,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.268 MHz, Grant Date: 05/30/2008, Expiration Date: 05/30/2018, Cancellation Date: 08/04/2018, Certifier: George R Polly, Registrant: Sensus, 450 N. Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, PA 15401, Phone: (800) 638-3748, Fax: (800) 888-2403, Email:
  • IRONDALE, 274 Dogwood Dr (Lat: 36.842611 Lon: -82.789861), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 55.2 m, Overall height: 58.8 m, Call Sign: WRCC401,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11305.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, Grant Date: 08/23/2018, Expiration Date: 08/23/2028, Certifier: Gina Cacciatore, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 5055 North Point Pkwy Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Email:
  • HAN SOLO, 5348 Back Valley Rd (Lat: 36.897667 Lon: -82.692889), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 58.8 m, Call Sign: WRCC404,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10815.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, Grant Date: 08/23/2018, Expiration Date: 08/23/2028, Certifier: Gina Cacciatore, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 5055 North Point Pkwy Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Email:
  • 1600 Intermont Hgts (Lat: 36.875083 Lon: -82.760972), Overall height: 12.2 m, Call Sign: WAY654, Licensee ID: L00609424,
    Assigned Frequencies: 947.000 MHz, Grant Date: 09/10/1991, Expiration Date: 10/01/2019, Registrant: Valley Broadcasting And Communications, Inc., Attn: Andrew Scott P.O. Box 4026, Wise, VA 24293

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • Lonesome Pine Hospital, Holton Avenue (Lat: 36.873972 Lon: -82.760417), Overall height: 18 m, Call Sign: KNKC693,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.100 MHz, Grant Date: 03/26/2019, Expiration Date: 04/01/2029, Registrant: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 2300 N Street, Nw, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 783-4141, Fax: (202) 783-5851, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

47 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Big Stone Gap)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Big Stone Gap)

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 40. The highest number of fire incidents - 85 took place in 2006, and the least - 18 in 2004. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Big Stone Gap, VA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (51.5%), and Outside Fires (24.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Big Stone Gap, VA
    • 30951.5%Structure Fires
    • 14524.2%Outside Fires
    • 7813.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 6811.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Big Stone Gap, VA
Most common first names in Big Stone Gap, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James13571.9 years
William9871.9 years
Mary9478.9 years
John7873.7 years
Robert7270.7 years
Charles6870.5 years
George4871.7 years
Margaret2976.3 years
Martha2781.5 years
Paul2771.3 years
Most common last names in Big Stone Gap, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Wells5078.9 years
Smith4073.4 years
Collier3976.7 years
Mullins3970.3 years
Williams3772.3 years
Phillips3571.0 years
Sturgill3371.8 years
Johnson3276.2 years
Lawson3273.2 years
Collins3177.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Big Stone Gap, VA
  • 88.7%Electricity
  • 6.0%Utility gas
  • 3.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Big Stone Gap, VA
  • 90.3%Electricity
  • 3.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.9%No fuel used


Big Stone Gap compared to Virginia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Big Stone Gap on our top lists:

  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below 50% of the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: community and social service occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: health care and social assistance (population 5,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: transportation occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: health technologists and technicians (population 5,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
There are 3 pilots and 3 other airmen in this city.
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