Gate City, Virginia Population 2020

1,837
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Gate City is a city located in Virginia. With a 2020 population of 1,837, it is the 99th largest city in Virginia and the 7956th largest city in the United States. Gate City is currently declining at a rate of -1.08% annually and its population has decreased by -9.69% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,034 in 2010. Gate City reached it's highest population of 2,047 in 2010. Spanning over 4 miles, Gate City has a population density of 461 people per square mile.

The average household income in Gate City is $56,957 with a poverty rate of 20.84%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $554 per month, and the median house value is $97,500. The median age in Gate City is 38.8 years, 40.1 years for males, and 38.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 86.8 males.

Gate City Demographics

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

  • White: 96.30%
  • Black or African American: 3.16%
  • Asian: 0.33%
  • Two or more races: 0.21%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Gate City, Virginia is 1,837, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,877.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,034.

Gate City, Virginia Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,31796.30%
Black or African American763.16%
Asian80.33%
Two or More Races50.21%
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Gate City Population Pyramid 2020

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Gate City Median Age

38.8


Total

40.1


Male

38.2


Female

Gate City Adults

There are 1,794 adults, (470 of whom are seniors) in Gate City.

Gate City Age Dependency

81.7

Age Dependency Ratio

35.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Gate City Sex Ratio

Female

1,288

53.53%

Male

1,118

46.47%

Gate City Households and Families

Gate City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Gate City Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married92.3%7.7%
All66.1%33.9%
Male49.3%50.7%
Non Family42.1%57.9%
Female36.7%63.3%

66.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8972.6866.1
Married4273.6392.3
Non Family3181.0842.1
Female793.7636.7
Male732.9649.3

3.39

Average Family Size

2.68

Average Household Size

1.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Gate City Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1297.98%
9th to 12th Grade17310.70%
High School Graduate48129.75%
Some College34721.46%
Associates Degree16910.45%
Bachelors Degree22413.85%
Graduate Degree945.81%
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Gate City Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,5671,265313
Black3737
Asian88
Multiple Races555

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 100.00%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,982$35,580$36,786
Less Than High School$19,479$$
High School Grad$18,125$$18,462
Some College$36,250$34,500$38,529
Bachelors Degree$61,563$64,145$55,167
Graduate Degree$53,269$$53,462

$35,982

Average Earnings

$35,580

Average Male

$36,786

Average Female

Gate City Language

Gate City Language by Age

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Gate City Language

99.11% of Gate City residents speak only English, while 0.89% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.67% of the population.

Gate City Poverty

Gate City Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,29842318.41%
Black7474100.00%

20.84%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.04%

Male Poverty Rate

27.48%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gate City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gate City is Black, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gate City is White, with 18.41% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.58%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.78%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.40%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School43.05%
Some College17.05%
High School6.44%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed100.00%
Female Employed8.64%
Female Unemployed8.16%
Male Employed6.80%

Gate City Income

Gate City Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$37,112$56,957
Families$58,583$73,422
Married Families$79,250-
Non Families$14,250$26,293
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Gate City Marital Status

Gate City Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.1%

Male Marriage Rate

52.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Gate City Married by Age and Sex

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Gate City Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Gate City Marital Status by Race

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Gate City Veterans

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223

Number of Veterans

223

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam98
Second Gulf War36
First Gulf War22
Korea20
World War II17
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7475
75+61
55 to 6440
35 to 5430
18 to 3417
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Gate City Veterans by Education

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12.11%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.42%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gate City Employment Status

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50.9%

Labor Force Participation

47.4%

Employment Rate

6.7%

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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25.44%

Born in Virginia

98.59%

Native Born

1.41%

Foreign Born

0.33%

Non Citizen

1.08%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.59% of Gate City residents were born in the United States, with 25.44% having been born in Virginia. 0.33% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20201,837-20-1.08%
20191,857-20-1.07%
20181,877-22-1.16%
20171,899-20-1.04%
20161,919-27-1.39%
20151,946-33-1.67%
20141,979-24-1.20%
20132,003-21-1.04%
20122,024-7-0.34%
20112,031-16-0.78%
20102,0470.00%