Gate City, Virginia Population 2021

1,847
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Gate City is a city located in Scott County Virginia. It is also the county seat of Scott County. With a 2020 population of 1,847, it is the 99th largest city in Virginia and the 7920th largest city in the United States . Gate City is currently declining at a rate of -0.59% annually and its population has decreased by -9.19% 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 464 people per square mile.

The average household income in Gate City is $52,790 with a poverty rate of 21.43%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $488 per month, and the median house value is $96,400. The median age in Gate City is 42.8 years, 43.7 years for males, and 40.9 years for females.

Gate City Demographics

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

  • White: 97.84%
  • Black or African American: 1.24%
  • Two or more races: 0.52%
  • Asian: 0.41%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Gate City, Virginia is 1,847 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,880.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,034.

Gate City, Virginia Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,89997.84%
Black or African American241.24%
Two or More Races100.52%
Asian80.41%
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Gate City Population by Race

Gate City Population Pyramid $2021

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Gate City Median Age

42.8


Total

43.7


Male

40.9


Female

Gate City Adults

There are 1,426 adults, (456 of whom are seniors) in Gate City.

Gate City Age Dependency

100.1

Age Dependency Ratio

47

Old Age Dependency Ratio

53.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Gate City Sex Ratio

Female

1,085

55.90%

Male

856

44.10%

Gate City Population by Age

Gate City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Gate City Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91.7%8.3%
Male89.5%10.5%
All64.3%35.7%
Non Family42.5%57.5%
Female21%79%

64.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Gate City Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8012.4264.3
Married3623.2291.7
Non Family3011.0542.5
Female1003.4121
Male383.1389.5

3.18

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

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Gate City Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade906.91%
9th to 12th Grade14010.75%
High School Graduate42132.33%
Some College24018.43%
Associates Degree14711.29%
Bachelors Degree17013.06%
Graduate Degree947.22%
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Gate City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Gate City Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,2641,034254
Black2020
2+ Races101010
Asian88

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 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

Gate City Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,531$50,952$31,528
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$19,792$39,196$18,333
Some College$38,125$50,250$25,417
Bachelors Degree$63,409$64,261$
Graduate Degree$53,000$$53,250

$39,531

Average Earnings

$50,952

Average Male

$31,528

Average Female

Gate City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Gate City Language by Age

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Gate City Language

98.83% of Gate City residents speak only English, while 1.17% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.78% of the population.

Gate City Language

Gate City Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,88039120.80%
Black2020100.00%

21.43%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.96%

Male Poverty Rate

30.23%

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 20.80% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.29%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.41%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.47%.

Gate City Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade59.13%
Some College17.57%
High School3.09%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Gate City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed100.00%
Female Unemployed50.00%
Female Employed13.18%
Male Employed3.68%

Gate City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Gate City Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$34,228$52,790
Families$54,250$71,547
Married Families$70,500-
Non Families$16,875$21,205
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Income by Household Type

Gate City Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.7%

Male Marriage Rate

52.2%

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

Gate City Marital Status by Race

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Gate City Marital Status

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228

Number of Veterans

228

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam81
Second Gulf War38
Korea27
First Gulf War24
World War II17

Gate City Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+82
65 to 7477
35 to 5434
18 to 3419
55 to 6416

Gate City Veterans by Age

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Gate City Veterans by Race

Gate City Veterans by Education

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11.40%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.96%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gate City Veterans by Education

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48%

Labor Force Participation

43.9%

Employment Rate

7.7%

Unemployment Rate

Gate City Employment by Age

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Gate City Employment by Race

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Gate City 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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30.04%

Born in Gate City

98.20%

Native Born

1.80%

Foreign Born

0.72%

Non Citizen

1.08%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.20% of Gate City residents were born in the United States, with 30.04% having been born in Virginia. 0.72% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Gate City Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,847-11-0.59%
20201,858-11-0.59%
20191,869-11-0.59%
20181,880-24-1.26%
20171,904-18-0.94%
20161,922-25-1.28%
20151,947-27-1.37%
20141,974-26-1.30%
20132,000-21-1.04%
20122,021-9-0.44%
20112,030-17-0.83%
20102,0470.00%

Gate City Population by Year