Gate City, Virginia

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Population in 2019: 1,869 (86% urban, 14% rural).
Population change since 2000: -13.4%
 
Males: 824  (44.1%)
Females: 1,045  (55.9%)
Median resident age:

43.1 years
Virginia median age:

38.5 years

Zip codes: 24290.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $35,258 (it was $31,875 in 2000)
Gate City:

$35,258
VA:

$76,456

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $23,856 (it was $19,268 in 2000)

Gate City town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $101,942 (it was $73,400 in 2000)
Gate City:

$101,942
VA:

$288,800

Median gross rent in 2019: $495.

March 2019 cost of living index in Gate City: 79.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 21.4%
(20.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents)
  • Races in Gate City, VA (2019)
    • 1,88496.2%White alone
    • 241.2%Black alone
    • 90.5%Two or more races
    • 90.5%Hispanic
    • 80.4%Asian alone

Races in Gate City detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists, there were 17 registered sex offenders living in Gate City, Virginia as of June 20, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Gate City is 139 to 1.


Crime rates in Gate City by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
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)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(48.1)
1
(49.0)
1
(49.1)
2
(99.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(96.8)
1
(50.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(104.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(53.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(49.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(49.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(50.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(51.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
4
(191.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(49.0)
2
(98.2)
4
(199.1)
3
(145.8)
2
(96.8)
2
(100.2)
1
(50.2)
1
(51.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(104.7)
0
(0.0)
3
(161.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
9
(430.0)
5
(240.3)
10
(490.2)
7
(343.6)
10
(497.8)
16
(777.5)
14
(677.6)
7
(350.7)
5
(251.1)
3
(153.1)
3
(154.9)
5
(261.6)
3
(158.9)
1
(53.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
38
(1,816)
40
(1,922)
44
(2,157)
27
(1,325)
25
(1,244)
47
(2,284)
31
(1,500)
28
(1,403)
37
(1,858)
26
(1,327)
26
(1,342)
21
(1,099)
33
(1,748)
19
(1,023)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2
(95.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(98.0)
3
(147.3)
2
(99.6)
2
(97.2)
1
(48.4)
2
(100.2)
2
(100.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(103.3)
3
(157.0)
5
(264.8)
2
(107.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(49.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(100.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(103.3)
2
(104.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index148.6132.1192.2147.8227.0182.7208.1163.8110.089.372.8179.5102.2128.7

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Gate City, VA

Crime rate in Gate City detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 5 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.69
Virginia average:

2.27
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Ancestries: American (41.5%), Irish (8.8%), German (7.3%), English (6.6%), Scotch-Irish (6.1%), European (2.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1892

Elevation: 1304 feet

Land area: 2.04 square miles.

Population density: 917 people per square mile   (low).

Gate City, Virginia map

36 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.8%
Virginia:

12.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $977 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $681 (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

Distribution of median household income in Gate City, VA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Gate City, VA in 2019
Gate City satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.7%
Virginia:

4.6%
Most common industries in Gate City, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (10.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.4%)
  • Health care (7.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.9%)
  • Chemicals (5.7%)
  • Printing & related support activities (5.0%)
  • Construction (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (15.3%)
  • Printing & related support activities (8.0%)
  • Machinery (6.5%)
  • Public administration (6.5%)
  • Chemicals (6.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (16.7%)
  • Health care (13.7%)
  • Personal & laundry services (6.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.4%)
  • Chemicals (5.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.0%)
Most common occupations in Gate City, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.1%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (3.7%)
  • Engineers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.6%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.4%)
  • Cashiers (5.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)

Average climate in Gate City, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Gate City, Virginia environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 64.0. This is about average.

City:

64.0
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.25. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.25
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.0520. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0520
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

Gate City-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 75% 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 30% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 83.4 miles away from Gate City center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 131.7 miles away from Gate City center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 270.3 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 96.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB) 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 Gate City center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Scott County (14) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

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

Hospitals and medical centers near Gate City:

  • CONTINIUMCARE OF WEBER CITY, LLC (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; WEBER CITY, VA)
  • BROOKHAVEN MANOR (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; KINGSPORT, TN)
  • WELLMONT HOLSTON VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; KINGSPORT, TN)
  • HOLSTON VALLEY HOSPITAL SNF (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; KINGSPORT, TN)
  • HEALTHSOUTH REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 7 miles away; KINGSPORT, TN)
  • FMC WEST KINGSPORT (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; KINGSPORT, TN)
  • ASBURY PLACE AT KINGSPORT (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; KINGSPORT, TN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gate City:

  • Northeast State Community College (about 15 miles; Blountville, TN; Full-time enrollment: 4,480)
  • King University (about 24 miles; Bristol, TN; FT enrollment: 2,472)
  • East Tennessee State University (about 27 miles; Johnson City, TN; FT enrollment: 12,774)
  • Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 33 miles; Cumberland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,196)
  • Tusculum College (about 34 miles; Greeneville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Walters State Community College (about 48 miles; Morristown, TN; FT enrollment: 4,359)
  • Hazard Community and Technical College (about 53 miles; Hazard, KY; FT enrollment: 2,087)

Public high schools in Gate City:

  • GATE CITY MIDDLE (Students: 551, Location: 170 HARRY FRY DRIVE, Grades: 7-9)
  • GATE CITY HIGH (Students: 510, Location: 178 HARRY FRY DR., Grades: 10-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Gate City:

  • SHOEMAKER ELEM (Students: 546, Location: 218 SHOEMAKER DR, Grades: PK-6)
  • YUMA ELEM (Students: 157, Location: 130 GROVER CLEVELAND LANE, Grades: KG-6)
See full list of schools located in Gate City

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Gate City: Scott County Library (A), Scott County Courthouse (B), Gate City Town Hall (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Gate City include: Church of Christ (A), Gate City Baptist Church (B), Gate City United Methodist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Estill Cemetery (1), Smith Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Red Hill Branch (A), Pike (B), Little Moccasin Creek (C), Burnt Cabin Branch (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Gate City: R P Kane Athletic Field (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Fayette McMullen - Politician, Riley Franklin McConnell - Navy officer.

Scott County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Gate City and their reported violations in the past:

GATE CITY, TOWN OF (Population served: 2,175, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-08-2009), St Public Notif requested (JUL-08-2009), St Compliance achieved (DEC-08-2009), St Public Notif received (DEC-30-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2009 and MAR-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-09-2009), St Formal NOV issued (APR-09-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-01-2009), St Compliance achieved (DEC-08-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-13-2006), St Public Notif requested (JUN-13-2006), St Public Notif received (JUL-05-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-11-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-24-2006), St Public Notif requested (FEB-24-2006), St Public Notif received (MAR-28-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-11-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-05-2006), St Public Notif requested (JAN-05-2006), St Public Notif received (FEB-24-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-11-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Single Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In JUN-2006, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-11-2006), St Public Notif requested (JUL-11-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-31-2006), St Public Notif received (JUL-31-2006)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In JAN-2006, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-31-2006), St Public Notif requested (FEB-07-2006), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-07-2006), St Public Notif received (JUL-05-2006)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In DEC-2005, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-05-2006), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-05-2006), St Compliance achieved (JAN-31-2006), St Public Notif received (JUL-05-2006)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In NOV-2005, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-05-2005), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-05-2005), St Compliance achieved (JAN-31-2006), St Public Notif received (JUL-05-2006)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-05-2005), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-05-2005), St Compliance achieved (JAN-31-2006), St Public Notif received (JUL-05-2006)
  • 10 other older monitoring violations
SCOTT COUNTY PARK (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-19-2006), St Public Notif requested (JUL-19-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-19-2006), St Public Notif received (SEP-14-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In AUG-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-11-2006), St Public Notif requested (SEP-11-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-11-2006), St Public Notif received (SEP-18-2006)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUL-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-22-2006), St Public Notif requested (AUG-22-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-22-2006), St Public Notif received (SEP-06-2006)
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
Average household size:
This town:

2.1 people
Virginia:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

58.7%
Whole state:

67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

2.6%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
33 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Banks with branches in Gate City (2011 data):

  • Bank of America, National Association: Gate City Branch at 141 East Jackson Street, branch established on 1965/04/09; Gate City Drive In Branch at 141 East Jackson Street, branch established on 1999/08/01. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Gate City Main Branch at 110 Gateway Plaza, branch established on 1989/03/01. 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.: Gate City Office Branch at 663 East Jackson Street, branch established on 2002/01/03. 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.
  • The Bank of Marion: Gate City Branch at 196 East Jackson Street, branch established on 1971/11/03. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $348.9 mil, Deposits: $303.5 mil, headquarters in Marion, VA, positive income, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Southwest Virginia Bankshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Gate City:

Marital status in Gate City, VA
  • Never married: 17.5%
  • Now married: 57.1%
  • Separated: 5.3%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 14.4%

For population 25 years and over in Gate City:

  • High school or higher: 82.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.2%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.4
Virginia average:

12.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Gate City
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Gate City, VA (based on Scott County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,84442
Mainline Protestant2,86326
Catholic822
Other11
None13,387-
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: 5
This county:

2.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Scott County:

1.31 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 28
This county:

12.23 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Scott County:

2.62 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

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

10.6%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.6%
Virginia:

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

15.4%
Virginia:

18.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Gate City:

52.8%
Virginia:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Gate City:

50.2%
Virginia:

47.8%

Average BMI:
Gate City:

29.1
Virginia:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Gate City:

17.9%
Virginia:

20.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Gate City:

13.9%
Virginia:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Gate City:

6.5
Virginia:

6.8

Overweight people:
Gate City:

36.0%
Virginia:

33.7%

General health condition:
Here:

55.6%
State:

56.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

82.4%
Virginia:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Gate City, VA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 5$23,733$56,9591$1,151
Police Protection - Officers 5$15,527$37,2652$675
Water Supply 2$6,964$41,7842$3,950
Financial Administration 2$8,186$49,1160$0
Sewerage 1$4,021$48,2522$2,301
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$6,200
Totals for Government 15$58,431$46,74513$14,278

Gate City government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $557,000 ($298.02)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $521,000 ($278.76)
    Regular Highways: $489,000 ($261.64)
    Police Protection: $396,000 ($211.88)
    Sewerage: $329,000 ($176.03)
    Housing and Community Development: $235,000 ($125.74)
    Financial Administration: $162,000 ($86.68)
    Solid Waste Management: $148,000 ($79.19)
    Central Staff Services: $108,000 ($57.78)
    Parks and Recreation: $14,000 ($7.49)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $43,000 ($23.01)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $677,000 ($362.23)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $76,000 ($40.66)

Gate City government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $393,000 ($210.27)
    Solid Waste Management: $116,000 ($62.07)
    Other: $14,000 ($7.49)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000 ($2.68)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $487,000 ($260.57)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $41,000 ($21.94)
    Fines and Forfeits: $25,000 ($13.38)
    Rents: $14,000 ($7.49)
    Sale of Property: $9,000 ($4.82)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($2.14)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $595,000 ($318.35)
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $140,000 ($74.91)
    Highways: $115,000 ($61.53)
    Other: $74,000 ($39.59)
    Water Utilities: $18,000 ($9.63)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $538,000 ($287.85)
    Property: $481,000 ($257.36)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $145,000 ($77.58)

Gate City government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,877,000 ($2074.37)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,731,000 ($1996.25)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $146,000 ($78.12)

Gate City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $594,000 ($317.82)

4.14% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($34,553 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.14%
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 Sullivan County, TN  1.36% ($31,011 average AGI)
from Wise County, VA  0.45% ($27,065)
from Hawkins County, TN  0.38% ($31,346)


4.85% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($35,093 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.85%
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 Sullivan County, TN  1.74% ($30,975 average AGI)
to Hawkins County, TN  0.56% ($41,590)
to Wise County, VA  0.36% ($26,360)
Businesses in Gate City, VA
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Nike1
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Hardee's1Subway1
Long John Silver's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Gate City:

  • WGAT (1050 AM; 1 kW; GATE CITY, VA; Owner: TRI-CITIES BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGOC (640 AM; 10 kW; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKIN (1320 AM; 5 kW; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPWT (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, TN; Owner: INFORMATION COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WHGG (1090 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIO)
  • WZAP (690 AM; 10 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: RAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJCW (910 AM; 5 kW; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKPT (1400 AM; 1 kW; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WKTP (1590 AM; 10 kW; JONESBOROUGH, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WETB (790 AM; 5 kW; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: MOUNTAIN SIGNALS, INC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WFHG (980 AM; 5 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gate City:

  • WTFM (98.5 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WRZK (95.9 FM; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, TN; Owner: MURRAY COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WCSK (90.3 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: KINGSPORT CITY SCHOOLS BD. OF EDUC .)
  • W223AA (92.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAXM (93.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPJO (99.3 FM; ELIZABETHTON, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, 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.)
  • WKOS (104.9 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCQR-FM (88.3 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • W214AP (90.7 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WSEH (102.7 FM; CUMBERLAND, KY; Owner: CUMBERLAND CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WQUT (101.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WIFX-FM (94.3 FM; JENKINS, KY; Owner: LETCHER COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WEYE (104.3 FM; SURGOINSVILLE, TN; Owner: TRI-CITY RADIO, LLC)
  • WXKQ-FM (103.9 FM; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: T.C.W. BROADCASTING , INC.)
  • WMMT (88.7 FM; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: APPALSHOP, INCORPORATED)
  • WJDT (106.5 FM; ROGERSVILLE, TN; Owner: C & S BROADCASTING)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Gate City:

  • WKPT-LP (Channel 25; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCYB-TV (Channel 5; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: APPALACHIAN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WKTP-LP (Channel 7; GATE CITY, ETC., VA; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WSBN-TV (Channel 47; NORTON, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
Gate City fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Gate City fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 190ft / 58.4mTotal length
  • $1,211,000Total costs
  • 106,310Total average daily traffic
  • 4,296Total average daily truck traffic
  • 97,746Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Gate City, VA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 31930-1939
  • 61960-1969
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 22000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Gate City, VA

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 41. The highest number of reported fires - 63 took place in 2007, and the least - 26 in 2015. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Gate City, VA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (39.8%), and Outside Fires (38.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Gate City, VA
    • 26239.8%Structure Fires
    • 25238.2%Outside Fires
    • 10616.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 395.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Gate City, VA
Most common first names in Gate City, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James12674.1 years
William11474.0 years
John8973.8 years
Mary8579.3 years
Robert7671.8 years
Charles7071.4 years
George4372.3 years
Roy3772.0 years
Henry3075.9 years
Myrtle2981.9 years
Most common last names in Gate City, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Lane10475.1 years
Williams9275.2 years
Smith5972.7 years
Jones5575.5 years
Mcconnell5376.2 years
Quillen5275.3 years
Peters5274.6 years
Taylor5075.2 years
Bellamy4873.4 years
Carter4275.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Gate City, VA
  • 84.7%Electricity
  • 6.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.1%Wood
  • 1.0%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Gate City, VA
  • 98.3%Electricity
  • 1.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Gate City compared to Virginia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 4 pilots and 6 other airmen in this city.
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Total of 28 patent applications in 2008-2021.