Big Stone Gap, Virginia

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Population in 2014: 5,457 (86% urban, 14% rural). Population change since 2000: +12.4%
Males: 3,093  (56.7%)
Females: 2,364  (43.3%)
Median resident age:  33.3 years
Virginia median age:  37.6 years

Zip codes: 24219.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $31,002 (it was $21,584 in 2000)
Big Stone Gap:

$31,002
VA:

$62,666

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $13,022 (it was $13,284 in 2000)

Big Stone Gap town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $102,529 (it was $66,600 in 2000)
Big Stone Gap:

$102,529
VA:

$239,300

Median gross rent in 2013: $651.

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  • Races in Big Stone Gap, VA (2013)

    Big Stone Gap races chart
    • 4,23074.2%White alone
    • 1,08819.1%Black alone
    • 1472.6%Hispanic
    • 1422.5%Two or more races
    • 270.5%Asian alone
    • 200.4%Other race alone
    • 30.05%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Big Stone Gap: 79.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (19.9%), Irish (12.2%), German (10.3%), English (7.9%), Scotch-Irish (4.0%), Scottish (2.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1891

Elevation: 1550 feet

Land area: 4.88 square miles.

Population density: 1,119 people per square mile   (low).

Big Stone Gap,VA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Big Stone Gap:

  • High school or higher: 67.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Big Stone Gap town:

  • Never married: 42.6%
  • Now married: 35.2%
  • Separated: 5.3%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 8.3%

109 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.9%
Virginia:

11.5%



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Big Stone Gap, Virginia as of May 30, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Big Stone Gap to the number of sex offenders is 698 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $746 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $847 (0.8%)

Big Stone Gap satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 36.87 N, Longitude: 82.77 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,337 (+23.8%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 570 (37.3%)

Area code: 276

Big Stone Gap household income distribution Big Stone Gap home values distribution

Crime rates in Big Stone Gap by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 0002000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.033.80.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0111113132153
per 100,000 0.017.017.016.916.917.653.017.753.135.217.689.854.2
Robberies 3141320112201
per 100,000 60.017.067.816.950.735.20.017.717.735.235.20.018.1
Assaults 55686427874127
per 100,000 99.984.8101.7135.2101.570.335.3123.8141.5123.270.4215.5126.5
Burglaries 15133227223316191930372125
per 100,000 299.8220.5542.6456.3372.1580.1282.6336.2336.1528.1651.0377.2451.8
Thefts 86154187147174124106150137193145176165
per 100,000 1,719.02,611.53,171.12,484.42,943.22,179.61,872.52,653.92,423.53,397.32,551.03,160.92,982.1
Auto thefts 3884772739564
per 100,000 60.0135.7135.767.6118.4123.035.3123.853.1158.488.0107.872.3
Arson 2330112002020
per 100,000 40.050.950.90.016.917.635.30.00.035.20.035.90.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 134.1168.4232.7253.0204.7178.4148.7186.0203.2251.9195.7279.7233.6

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Crime rate in Big Stone Gap detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 17 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.71
Virginia average:

2.27
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.7%
Virginia:

4.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (40%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (30%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Community and social service occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Big Stone Gap: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

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 the city 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 the city 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 Big Stone Gap 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 the city 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 (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

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.

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)

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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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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).

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 33.5%
(30.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 52.6% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 66.4% for two or more races residents)
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

Big Stone Gap, Virginia environmental map by EPA

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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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.3
Virginia average:

12.3

Big Stone Gap travel time to work - commute Big Stone Gap mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

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
Wise County:

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.
Virginia:

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

13.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.7%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Wise County:

30.6%
Virginia:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This 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
Financial Administration 8$27,181$40,7721$1,866
Other Government Administration 1$6,549$78,5880$0
Police Protection - Officers 16$50,156$37,6171$558
Police - Other 3$7,156$28,6240$0
Firefighters 0$0 1$1,023
Streets and Highways 6$14,843$29,6860$0
Solid Waste Management 5$9,489$22,7740$0
Sewerage 6$22,826$45,6520$0
Parks and Recreation 1$2,449$29,3889$8,212
Water Supply 10$31,966$38,3596$9,263
Other and Unallocable 5$9,350$22,4400$0
Totals for Government 61$181,965$35,79618$20,922

4.48% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,486 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.48%
Virginia average:

9.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Norton city, VA  0.49% ($32,317 average AGI)
from Russell County, VA  0.38% ($33,935)
from Dickenson County, VA  0.36% ($37,977)


4.92% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,512 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.92%
Virginia average:

9.20%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Norton city, VA  0.67% ($31,366 average AGI)
to Russell County, VA  0.41% ($31,740)
to Dickenson County, VA  0.36% ($28,545)

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 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)


Big Stone Gap fatal accident list:

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
  • 15Number of bridges
  • 63m207ftTotal length
  • $3,078,000Total costs
  • 83,562Total average daily traffic
  • 4,164Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11900-1909
  • 11920-1929
  • 51930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
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:

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

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • BIG STONE GAP, Lat: 36.862889 Lon: -82.771306, Call Sign: WQIV980
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.268 MHzGrant Date: 05/30/2008, Expiration Date: 05/30/2018, Certifier: George R PollyRegistrant: Sensus, 450 N. Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, PA 15401, Phone: (800) 638-3748, Fax: (800) 888-2403, 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 MHzGrant Date: 09/10/1991, Expiration Date: 10/01/2019Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 03/03/2009, Expiration Date: 04/01/2019Registrant: 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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-31-310 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 8, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 162 mph), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 190TA , Serial Number: 31-8012040, Year manufactured: 1980, Airworthiness Date: 01/12/1996
    Registrant (Corporation): Tuck Aerial Surveys Inc, 4632 Aerial Way, Big Stone Gap, VA 24219
  • Aircraft: BELL 206B (Category: Land, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 112 mph), Engine: ALLISON 250 SER 250HP (250 HP) (Turbo-shaft)
    N-Number: 192TA , Serial Number: 2836, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 11/08/1979
    Registrant (Corporation): Tuck Aerial Surveys Inc, 4632 Aerial Way, Big Stone Gap, VA 24219
  • Aircraft: CESSNA U206G (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 132 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 193TA , Serial Number: U20605946, Year manufactured: 1980, Airworthiness Date: 10/14/1980
    Registrant (Corporation): Tuck Aerial Surveys Inc, 4632 Aerial Way, Big Stone Gap, VA 24219
  • Aircraft: BELL 206L-3 (Category: Land, Seats: 7, Weight: 12,500 - 19,999 Pounds), Engine: ALLISON 250-C30 SER (650 HP) (Turbo-shaft)
    N-Number: 194TA , Serial Number: 51542, Year manufactured: 1991, Airworthiness Date: 11/13/1996
    Registrant (Corporation): Tuck Aerial Surveys Inc, 4632 Aerial Way, Big Stone Gap, VA 24219
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172D (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2440Y , Serial Number: 17249740, Year manufactured: 1962, Airworthiness Date: 10/12/1962
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Jeffrey O Bush, 363 Red Bud Trl, Big Stone Gap, VA 24219, Other Owners: Phyllis S Bush
  • Aircraft: DJI PHANTOM 2 VISION + (Category: Land, Engines: 4), Engine:
    N-Number: 663XR , Serial Number: PH645396717
    Registrant (Corporation): Lane Group, Po Box 452, Big Stone Gap, VA 24219

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)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 86
  • Hazardous Condition: 7

Incident types - Big Stone Gap

See full 2006 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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (95%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
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

Big Stone Gap compared to Virginia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher 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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