For population 25 years and over in Iron Gate:
For population 15 years and over in Iron Gate town:
3 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $556 (0.7%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Roanoke, VA (37.2 miles , pop. 94,911).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (118.9 miles , pop. 223,891).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (292.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).
Nearest cities: Clifton Forge, VA (1.5 miles ), Selma, VA (1.8 miles ), Low Moor, VA (2.2 miles ), Covington, VA (3.3 miles ), Lexington, VA (4.4 miles ), Buchanan, VA (4.5 miles ), Goshen, VA (4.6 miles ), Fincastle, VA (4.6 miles ).
Latitude: 37.80 N, Longitude: 79.79 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 540
Unemployment in July 2013:
Population change in the 1990s: -12 (-2.9%).
Work and jobs in Iron Gate: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Iron Gate, Virginia
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Iron Gate-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 63% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/4/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 40.6 miles away from the Iron Gate town center killed one person and injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 5/4/1990, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 32.7 miles away from the town center killed 2 people and injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Iron Gate-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 95% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 94.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/21/1998 at 05:56:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 8.3 mi) earthquake occurred 83.2 miles away from Iron Gate center
On 4/22/1991 at 01:01:20, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 9.1 mi) earthquake occurred 24.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/22/2001 at 16:01:20, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, 2.5 LG, Depth: 1.2 mi) earthquake occurred 77.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Alleghany County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Airports located in Iron Gate:
Amtrak station near Iron Gate:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Iron Gate:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 15.2%
(18.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Iron Gate compared to Virginia state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Iron Gate (based on Alleghany County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 53.94%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 3
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Iron Gate government finances in 2002(per resident):
4.04% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,592 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:
4.45% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,561 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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Iron Gate fatal accident list:
Sep 18, 1987 10:15 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:7
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:3
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Iron Gate, VA