Big Stone Gap, Virginia Population 2020

5,096
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Big Stone Gap is a city located in Virginia. With a 2020 population of 5,096, it is the 61st largest city in Virginia and the 4696th largest city in the United States. Big Stone Gap is currently declining at a rate of -1.18% annually and its population has decreased by -9.23% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,614 in 2010. Big Stone Gap reached it's highest population of 5,623 in 2010. Spanning over 5 miles, Big Stone Gap has a population density of 1,033 people per square mile.

The average household income in Big Stone Gap is $68,052 with a poverty rate of 22.92%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $639 per month, and the median house value is $122,100. The median age in Big Stone Gap is 40.4 years, 37.9 years for males, and 43.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 142.1 males.

Big Stone Gap Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Big Stone Gap was:

  • White: 79.08%
  • Black or African American: 19.19%
  • Two or more races: 1.52%
  • Asian: 0.21%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Big Stone Gap, Virginia is 5,096, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,218.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,614.

Big Stone Gap, Virginia Population 2020

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202055,061-721-1.31%
201955,782-721-1.29%
201856,503-721-1.28%
201757,224-757-1.32%
201657,981-793-1.37%
201558,774-614-1.04%
201459,388-912-1.54%
201360,300-449-0.74%
201260,749-576-0.95%
201161,325-120-0.20%
201061,4450.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,21279.08%
Black or African American1,02219.19%
Two or More Races811.52%
Asian110.21%
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Big Stone Gap Population Pyramid 2020

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Big Stone Gap Median Age

40.4


Total

37.9


Male

43.1


Female

Big Stone Gap Adults

There are 4,439 adults, (774 of whom are seniors) in Big Stone Gap.

Big Stone Gap Age Dependency

45.3

Age Dependency Ratio

21.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

24.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Big Stone Gap Sex Ratio

Female

2,200

41.31%

Male

3,126

58.69%

Big Stone Gap Households and Families

Big Stone Gap Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Big Stone Gap Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male78.2%21.8%
Married75.9%24.1%
All54.4%45.6%
Non Family42.3%57.7%
Female11.8%88.2%

54.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,7132.3954.4
Married8452.9275.9
Non Family4991.1542.3
Female3142.5211.8
Male554.678.2

2.76

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

4.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

2.7%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Big Stone Gap Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3819.32%
9th to 12th Grade72217.67%
High School Graduate1,01024.71%
Some College83920.53%
Associates Degree2004.89%
Bachelors Degree61415.02%
Graduate Degree3217.85%
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Big Stone Gap Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,1122,401900
Black87452935
Hispanic9558
Multiple Races6531
Asian1111

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 28.92%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,699$30,168$35,884
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$22,125$$
Some College$29,219$28,958$32,642
Bachelors Degree$42,790$51,792$38,029
Graduate Degree$$$

$31,699

Average Earnings

$30,168

Average Male

$35,884

Average Female

Big Stone Gap Language

Big Stone Gap Language by Age

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Big Stone Gap Language

97.06% of Big Stone Gap residents speak only English, while 2.94% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.59% of the population.

Big Stone Gap Poverty

Big Stone Gap Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,74972719.39%
Black29119968.38%

22.92%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.35%

Male Poverty Rate

26.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Big Stone Gap

The race most likely to be in poverty in Big Stone Gap is Black, with 68.38% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Big Stone Gap is White, with 19.39% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.50%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.49%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.91%
High School22.94%
Some College20.07%
Bachelors or Greater10.89%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed84.44%
Female Unemployed21.43%
Female Employed12.05%
Male Employed9.89%

Big Stone Gap Income

Big Stone Gap Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$44,013$68,052
Families$49,259$74,895
Married Families$60,563-
Non Families$34,826$48,656
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Big Stone Gap Marital Status

Big Stone Gap Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.2%

Male Marriage Rate

45.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Big Stone Gap Married by Age and Sex

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Big Stone Gap Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Big Stone Gap Marital Status by Race

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Big Stone Gap Veterans

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432

Number of Veterans

411

Male Veterans

21

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam169
First Gulf War126
Second Gulf War57
Korea23
World War II
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74132
55 to 64109
35 to 54109
75+42
18 to 3440
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Name Veterans % of Total
White35410.43%
Black656.83%
2 or More1316.05%
Hispanic65.94%

Big Stone Gap Veterans by Education

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12.50%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.38%

Veteran Disability Rate

Big Stone Gap Employment Status

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38.5%

Labor Force Participation

35.3%

Employment Rate

8.4%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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70.48%

Born in Virginia

98.72%

Native Born

1.28%

Foreign Born

0.11%

Non Citizen

1.16%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.72% of Big Stone Gap residents were born in the United States, with 70.48% having been born in Virginia. 0.11% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20205,096-61-1.18%
20195,157-61-1.17%
20185,218-51-0.97%
20175,269-61-1.14%
20165,330-58-1.08%
20155,388-60-1.10%
20145,448-94-1.70%
20135,542-39-0.70%
20125,581-39-0.69%
20115,620-3-0.05%
20105,6237671.48%
20004,8561080.23%
19904,7480.00%
19804,7485951.35%
19704,153-535-1.20%
19604,688-485-0.98%
19505,1738421.79%
19404,3314231.03%
19303,9088992.65%
19203,0094191.51%
19102,5900.00%