Gate City, Virginia Population 2024

2,015

Gate City is a city located in Scott County Virginia. Gate City has a 2024 population of 2,015. It is also the county seat of Scott County. Gate City is currently declining at a rate of -0.4% annually and its population has decreased by -1.52% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,046 in 2020.

The average household income in Gate City is $65,441 with a poverty rate of 18.95%. The median age in Gate City is 42.6 years: 42.3 years for males, and 46 years for females.

Gate City Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Gate City was:

  • White: 95.76%
  • Black or African American: 2.04%
  • Two or more races: 1.47%
  • Other race: 0.73%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
4.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
506.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.52% (-31)
The current population of Gate City, Virginia is 2,015 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,046.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,82995.76%
Black or African American392.04%
Two or more races281.47%
Other race140.73%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Gate City Population by Race

Gate City Population Pyramid 2024

Gate City Median Age

42.6

Total

42.3

Male

46

Female

Gate City Adults

There are 1,544 adults, (467 of whom are seniors) in Gate City.

Gate City Age Dependency

77.3

Age Dependency Ratio

43.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34

Child Dependency Ratio

Gate City Sex Ratio

Female1,01353.04%
Male89746.96%

Gate City Population by Age

Gate City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8912.1467.232.8
Married3822.818317
Non Family3711.0153.446.6
Female1233.3559.340.7
Male153.473.326.7

2.94

Average Family Size

2.14

Average Household Size

67.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Gate City Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1057.39%
Associates Degree16911.9%
Bachelors Degree25918.24%
Graduate Degree16711.76%
High School Graduate30421.41%
Less Than 9th Grade422.96%
Some College37426.34%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Gate City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Gate City Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,3731,226414
2+ Races191912
Black14140
Other Race14140

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 63.16%.

Gate City Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$71,797$71,641$72,813
Graduate Degree$51,625$0$51,765
High School Graduate$30,114$31,477$0
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$50,605$59,750$32,250
Some College$45,739$62,708$23,250

$50,605

Average Earnings

$59,750

Average Male

$32,250

Average Female

Gate City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Gate City Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Gate City Language

99.4% of Gate City residents speak only English, while 0.6% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.6% of the population.

Gate City Language

Gate City Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,82933418.26%
Other1414100%
Black391435.9%

18.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.48%

Male Poverty Rate

26.46%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gate City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gate City is Other, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gate City is White, with 18.26% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.59%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.03%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.99%.

Gate City Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade65.31%
High School18.09%
Some College14.36%
Bachelors or Greater1.64%

Gate City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Female Unemployed100%
Female Employed10.64%
Male Employed2.74%

Gate City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Gate City Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$90,233$94,192
Households$37,543$65,441
Married Families$93,125$-999,999,999
Non Families$17,740$24,667

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Gate City Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.0%

Male Marriage Rate

46.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Gate City Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Gate City Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Gate City Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Gate City Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

157

Number of Veterans

157

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam65
Korea23
Second Gulf War21
First Gulf War21
World War II0

Gate City Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+50
65 to 7445
55 to 6441
18 to 3415
35 to 546

Gate City Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White15710.9%

Gate City Veterans by Race

Gate City Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

12.74%

Veteran Poverty Rate

60.51%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gate City Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

49.7%

Labor Force Participation

46.7%

Employment Rate

2.2%

Unemployment Rate

Gate City Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Gate City Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Gate City Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

19.37%

Born in Gate City

99.84%

Native Born

0.16%

Foreign Born

0.16%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.84% of Gate City residents were born in the United States, with 19.37% having been born in Virginia. 0.16% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Gate City Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,976-8-0.4%
20281,984-8-0.4%
20271,992-7-0.35%
20261,999-8-0.4%
20252,007-8-0.4%
20242,015-8-0.4%
20232,023-7-0.34%
20222,030-2-0.1%
20212,032-14-0.68%
20202,0461819.71%
20191,865-8-0.43%
20181,873-27-1.42%
20171,900-17-0.89%
20161,917-26-1.34%
20151,943-28-1.42%
20141,971-24-1.2%
20131,995-23-1.14%
20122,018-9-0.44%
20112,027-16-0.78%
20102,04300%

Gate City Population by Year