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Big Stone Gap, VA (Virginia) Houses and Residents

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

$153,270
Virginia:

$273,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $96,986 - $209,735

Big Stone Gap,VA index of house prices

Total population: 5,457 (Urban population: 4,702 (all inside urban clusters), Rural population: 128 (all nonfarm))

Houses: 2,148 (1,835 occupied: 1,090 owner occupied, 740 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

40%
State:

33%

Housing density: 441 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017 in this county: $133,644.

Median contract rent in 2017: $250 (lower quartile is $164, upper quartile is $335)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2017: $354


Median gross rent in Big Stone Gap, VA in 2017: $333

Housing units in Big Stone Gap with a mortgage: 670 (0 second mortgage, 72 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 424

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $65,673

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $40,324

Median monthly housing costs: $724


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Big Stone Gap, Virginia Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1971

Median year apartment built: 1974

Household type by relationship:

Households: 5,566
  • In family households: 3,621 (613 male householders, 661 female householders)
    768 spouses, 1,262 children (1,090 natural, 89 adopted, 81 stepchildren), 125 grandchildren, 20 brothers or sisters, 47 parents, 81 other relatives, 39 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 754 (170 male householders (108 living alone)), 391 female householders (320 living alone)), 193 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,171

Size of family households: 640 2-persons, 297 3-persons, 208 4-persons, 126 5-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 429 1-person, 97 2-persons, 32 3-persons.

604 married couples with children.
227 single-parent households (19 men, 208 women).

94.8% of residents of Big Stone Gap speak English at home.
2.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (84% speak English very well, 3% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

Foreign born population: 114 (2.0%)
(81.6% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.6
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

5.6
State:

4.4

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Big Stone Gap, Virginia
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Big Stone Gap, Virginia
  • 0no bedroom
  • 161 bedroom
  • 1632 bedrooms
  • 6003 bedrooms
  • 1954 bedrooms
  • 1105+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Big Stone Gap, Virginia
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Big Stone Gap, Virginia
  • 0no bedroom
  • 321 bedroom
  • 2062 bedrooms
  • 4193 bedrooms
  • 524 bedrooms
  • 205+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Big Stone Gap in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Big Stone Gap in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 99no vehicle
  • 3141 vehicle
  • 4612 vehicles
  • 1303 vehicles
  • 584 vehicles
  • 125+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Big Stone Gap in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Big Stone Gap in renter-occupied apartments
  • 85no vehicle
  • 2941 vehicle
  • 2852 vehicles
  • 753 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Big Stone Gap, Virginia
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Big Stone Gap, Virginia
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 03 rooms
  • 114 rooms
  • 1635 rooms
  • 3246 rooms
  • 2727 rooms
  • 1178 rooms
  • 1999+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Big Stone Gap, Virginia
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Big Stone Gap, Virginia
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 223 rooms
  • 1304 rooms
  • 1655 rooms
  • 2096 rooms
  • 1167 rooms
  • 608 rooms
  • 229+ rooms
Year house built
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
Owners and renters by unit type in Big Stone Gap, VA
  • Big Stone Gap, VA household income distribution

  • Distribution of median household income in Big Stone Gap, VA in 2017
  • 283Less than $10,000
  • 270$10,000 to $19,999
  • 123$20,000 to $29,999
  • 207$30,000 to $39,999
  • 136$40,000 to $49,999
  • 177$50,000 to $59,999
  • 193$60,000 to $74,999
  • 151$75,000 to $99,999
  • 57$100,000 to $124,999
  • 75$125,000 to $149,999
  • 23$150,000 to $199,999
  • 66$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2017 in Big Stone Gap, VA

  • Distribution of house value in Big Stone Gap, VA in 2017
  • 19Less than $10,000
  • 22$30,000 to $34,999
  • 88$35,000 to $39,999
  • 42$40,000 to $49,999
  • 30$50,000 to $59,999
  • 55$60,000 to $69,999
  • 123$70,000 to $79,999
  • 52$80,000 to $89,999
  • 46$90,000 to $99,999
  • 118$100,000 to $124,999
  • 87$125,000 to $149,999
  • 111$150,000 to $174,999
  • 28$175,000 to $199,999
  • 57$200,000 to $249,999
  • 20$250,000 to $299,999
  • 32$300,000 to $399,999
  • 9$400,000 to $499,999
  • 69$750,000 to $999,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in Big Stone Gap, VA

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Big Stone Gap, VA in 2017
  • 15Less than $100
  • 7$150 to $199
  • 73$200 to $249
  • 6$250 to $299
  • 15$350 to $399
  • 81$400 to $449
  • 95$450 to $499
  • 176$500 to $549
  • 16$550 to $599
  • 18$650 to $699
  • 27$800 to $899
  • 118$1,000 to $1,249
  • 51No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2017

Percentage of workers working in this county: 86.7%
Number of people working at home: 66 (4.1% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 228
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 425
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 157
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 229
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 124
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 63
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 118
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 21
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 40
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 52
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 18
  • 90 or more minutes: 51
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Big Stone Gap

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,364 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 317 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 8 (0%)
  • Taxi: 3 (0%)
  • Walked: 19 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 66 (2%)
Class of Workers in 2017
  • Unemployment by race in 2017
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 10.6%Males
  • 4.3%Females
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Big Stone Gap, Virginia
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Big Stone Gap, Virginia
  • 02010 or later
  • 62000 to 2009
  • 221990 to 1999
  • 71980 to 1989
  • 01970 to 1979
  • 0Before 1970
Ancestries in Big Stone Gap, VA

First ancestries reported:

  • American: 832 (23.4%)
  • English: 344 (9.7%)
  • Irish: 229 (6.5%)
  • German: 159 (4.5%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 126 (3.6%)
  • European: 94 (2.6%)
  • Italian: 73 (2.1%)
  • African: 64 (1.8%)
  • Scottish: 33 (0.9%)
  • Dutch: 23 (0.6%)
  • Norwegian: 17 (0.5%)
  • Swedish: 7 (0.2%)
  • U.S. Virgin Islander: 7 (0.2%)
  • Moroccan: 6 (0.2%)
  • Jamaican: 6 (0.2%)
  • West Indian: 6 (0.2%)
  • Lebanese: 3 (0.08%)
  • Greek: 2 (0.06%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents (%):

Italy
Big Stone Gap:

57.0% (65)
Virginia:

100.0% (-1)

El Salvador
Big Stone Gap:

20.2% (23)
Virginia:

100.0% (-1)

Taiwan
Big Stone Gap:

7.0% (8)
Virginia:

100.0% (-1)

Belize
Big Stone Gap:

6.1% (7)
Virginia:

100.0% (-1)

Germany
Big Stone Gap:

5.3% (6)
Virginia:

100.0% (-1)

Korea
Big Stone Gap:

5.3% (6)
Virginia:

100.0% (-1)

Mexico
Big Stone Gap:

2.6% (3)
Virginia:

100.0% (-1)

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 3,745
  • Other state: 1,592
  • Northeast: 181
  • Midwest: 159
  • South: 978
  • West: 282

87.9% of Big Stone Gap residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 28.7% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 81.6% lived in Virginia.


Big Stone Gap:

87.9%
State average:

84.7%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 3
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 6
  • 5th and 6th grade: 24
  • 7th and 8th grade: 41
  • 9th grade: 108
  • 10th grade: 112
  • 11th grade: 129
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 61
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 734
  • Less than 1 year of college: 123
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 349
  • Associate degree: 78
  • Bachelor's degree: 281
  • Master's degree: 131
  • Professional school degree: 34
  • Doctorate degree: 46
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 23
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 67
  • 5th and 6th grade: 55
  • 7th and 8th grade: 47
  • 9th grade: 84
  • 10th grade: 18
  • 11th grade: 47
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 52
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 477
  • Less than 1 year of college: 69
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 276
  • Associate degree: 127
  • Bachelor's degree: 316
  • Master's degree: 161
  • Professional school degree: 0
  • Doctorate degree: 8
Educational Attainment for Females
Big Stone Gap marital status for males
Big Stone Gap marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,409
  • One, attached: 137
  • Two: 30
  • 3 or 4: 19
  • 5 to 9: 128
  • 10 to 19: 8
  • Mobile homes: 412

Median worth of mobile homes: $75,121

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2017: 5.1%

House/condo owner moved in on average 21 years ago

Renter moved in on average 4 years ago

Year householders moved into residence in Big Stone Gap
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

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 69
Here:

19.9%
Virginia:

10.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 25
Here:

9.0%
Virginia:

9.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 12
Here:

12.1%
Virginia:

19.8%
School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students
School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability