Big Stone Gap, Virginia Population 2021

5,012
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Big Stone Gap is a city located in Wise County Virginia. With a 2020 population of 5,012, it is the 63rd largest city in Virginia and the 4762nd 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 -10.72% 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 1,016 people per square mile.

The average household income in Big Stone Gap is $69,199 with a poverty rate of 21.29%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $690 per month, and the median house value is $126,100. The median age in Big Stone Gap is 40 years, 37.1 years for males, and 47.2 years for females.

Big Stone Gap Demographics

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

  • White: 76.32%
  • Black or African American: 20.56%
  • Two or more races: 1.83%
  • Asian: 1.18%
  • Native American: 0.11%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Big Stone Gap, Virginia is 5,012 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,192.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,614.

Big Stone Gap, Virginia Population 2021

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

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202140,398-483-1.20%
202040,881-483-1.18%
201941,364-483-1.17%
201841,847-645-1.54%
201742,492-507-1.19%
201642,999-582-1.35%
201543,581-446-1.02%
201444,027-734-1.67%
201344,761-272-0.61%
201245,033-508-1.13%
201145,541-43-0.09%
201045,5840.00%

Big Stone Gap Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,01276.32%
Black or African American1,08120.56%
Two or More Races961.83%
Asian621.18%
American Indian and Alaska Native60.11%
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Big Stone Gap Population by Race

Big Stone Gap Population Pyramid $2021

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Big Stone Gap Median Age

40


Total

37.1


Male

47.2


Female

Big Stone Gap Adults

There are 4,331 adults, (709 of whom are seniors) in Big Stone Gap.

Big Stone Gap Age Dependency

45.1

Age Dependency Ratio

19.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Big Stone Gap Sex Ratio

Female

2,160

41.09%

Male

3,097

58.91%

Big Stone Gap Population by Age

Big Stone Gap Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Big Stone Gap Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married75.5%24.5%
All53.3%46.7%
Non Family41.3%58.7%
Female8.5%91.5%

53.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Big Stone Gap Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,6922.3553.3
Married8193.0375.5
Non Family5451.0641.3
Female2952.598.5
Male334.64100

2.85

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

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Big Stone Gap Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3308.30%
9th to 12th Grade64116.12%
High School Graduate98024.65%
Some College90022.64%
Associates Degree3137.87%
Bachelors Degree50312.65%
Graduate Degree3097.77%
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Big Stone Gap Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Big Stone Gap Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White2,8872,261721
Black93563861
Hispanic8151
2+ Races7338
Asian625630
Native American66

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 48.39%.

Big Stone Gap Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,170$31,418$35,833
Less Than 9th Grade$8,095$7,279$
High School Graduate$25,625$30,563$23,427
Some College$34,009$29,464$35,673
Bachelors Degree$39,889$44,013$29,821
Graduate Degree$$141,071$

$34,170

Average Earnings

$31,418

Average Male

$35,833

Average Female

Big Stone Gap Earnings by Educational Attainment

Big Stone Gap Language by Age

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Big Stone Gap Language

96.31% of Big Stone Gap residents speak only English, while 3.69% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.66% of the population.

Big Stone Gap Language

Big Stone Gap Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,51262017.65%
Black40222255.22%

21.29%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.60%

Male Poverty Rate

23.86%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Big Stone Gap

The race most likely to be in poverty in Big Stone Gap is Black, with 55.22% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Big Stone Gap is White, with 17.65% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 11.75%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.47%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.65%.

Big Stone Gap Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.67%
High School21.16%
Some College18.42%
Bachelors or Greater10.86%

Big Stone Gap Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed61.90%
Female Unemployed21.13%
Female Employed14.72%
Male Employed9.41%

Big Stone Gap Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Big Stone Gap Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$46,979$69,199
Families$54,656$78,131
Married Families$66,131-
Non Families$37,741$48,068
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Income by Household Type

Big Stone Gap Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.0%

Male Marriage Rate

46.4%

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 Marital Status

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433

Number of Veterans

414

Male Veterans

19

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam147
First Gulf War101
Second Gulf War41
Korea6
World War II

Big Stone Gap Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64181
65 to 74128
35 to 5486
18 to 3426
75+12

Big Stone Gap Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2808.87%
Black14013.85%
2+ Races1313.54%

Big Stone Gap Veterans by Race

Big Stone Gap Veterans by Education

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10.71%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.08%

Veteran Disability Rate

Big Stone Gap Veterans by Education

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38.7%

Labor Force Participation

35.2%

Employment Rate

9.1%

Unemployment Rate

Big Stone Gap Employment by Age

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Big Stone Gap Employment by Race

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Big Stone Gap Employment by Education

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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62.43%

Born in Big Stone Gap

97.91%

Native Born

2.09%

Foreign Born

0.29%

Non Citizen

1.81%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.91% of Big Stone Gap residents were born in the United States, with 62.43% having been born in Virginia. 0.29% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Big Stone Gap Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20215,012-60-1.18%
20205,072-60-1.17%
20195,132-60-1.16%
20185,192-66-1.26%
20175,258-67-1.26%
20165,325-60-1.11%
20155,385-57-1.05%
20145,442-94-1.70%
20135,536-43-0.77%
20125,579-40-0.71%
20115,619-4-0.07%
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%

Big Stone Gap Population by Year