For population 25 years and over in Gate City:
For population 15 years and over in Gate City town:
5 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $779 (0.7%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johnson City, TN (23.9 miles , pop. 55,469).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (139.4 miles , pop. 540,828).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (451.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Weber City, VA (1.2 miles ), Bloomingdale, TN (2.4 miles ), Mount Carmel, TN (2.5 miles ), Kingsport, TN (2.7 miles ), Clinchport, VA (3.1 miles) , Church Hill, TN (3.4 miles ), Colonial Heights, TN (3.4 miles ), Nickelsville, VA (3.5 miles ).
Latitude: 36.64 N, Longitude: 82.58 W
Area code: 276
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Gate City detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 6 (6 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: -62 (-2.8%).
Work and jobs in Gate City: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Gate City, Virginia
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Gate City-area historical tornado activity is below Virginia state average. It is 63% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 7/10/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 32.9 miles away from the Gate City town center injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
On 4/4/1974, a category F3 tornado 39.4 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Gate City-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Virginia state average. It is 64% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
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 96.5 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 49.1 miles away from Gate City center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 53.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 51.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/26/1995 at 00:37:28, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 41.4 miles away from Gate City center
On 8/17/1990 at 21:01:17, a magnitude 4.0 (3.5 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 43.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Scott County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Fayette McMullen - Politician, Riley Franklin McConnell - Navy officer.
Hospitals/medical centers near Gate City:
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Public high school in Gate City:
See full list of schools located in Gate City, School District: SCOTT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
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Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0302. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.6 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.92. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Gate City and their reported violations in the past:GATE CITY, TOWN OF (Population served: 2175, Surface_water):
Past health violations:SCOTT CO PARK (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 22.1%
(21.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 6.3% for Black residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
33 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000
Gate City compared to Virginia state average:
Banks with branches in Gate City (2011 data):
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Religion statistics for Gate City (based on Scott County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 38.77%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 5
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 28
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Adult diabetes rate:
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
4.62% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,086 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
4.56% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,397 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Gate City fatal accident list:
May 8, 1986 06:40 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 27, 1984 10:10 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Aug 23, 1979 11:10 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Jan 30, 1975 11:55 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 82 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Gate City)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Gate City, VA
Total of 12 patent applications in 2008-2014.