Pennington Gap, Virginia Population 2021

1,681
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Pennington Gap is a city located in Lee County Virginia. With a 2020 population of 1,681, it is the 104th largest city in Virginia and the 8284th largest city in the United States . Pennington Gap is currently declining at a rate of -1.18% annually and its population has decreased by -5.61% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,781 in 2010. Pennington Gap reached it's highest population of 1,876 in 2010. Spanning over 2 miles, Pennington Gap has a population density of 1,008 people per square mile.

The average household income in Pennington Gap is $46,329 with a poverty rate of 39.98%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $547 per month, and the median house value is $82,600. The median age in Pennington Gap is 46.3 years, 37.7 years for males, and 52.5 years for females.

Pennington Gap Demographics

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

  • White: 89.12%
  • Black or African American: 7.57%
  • Two or more races: 3.07%
  • Native American: 0.23%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Pennington Gap, Virginia is 1,681 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,741.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,781.

Pennington Gap, Virginia Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,94289.12%
Black or African American1657.57%
Two or More Races673.07%
American Indian and Alaska Native50.23%
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Pennington Gap Population by Race

Pennington Gap Population Pyramid $2021

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Pennington Gap Median Age

46.3


Total

37.7


Male

52.5


Female

Pennington Gap Adults

There are 1,768 adults, (520 of whom are seniors) in Pennington Gap.

Pennington Gap Age Dependency

74.6

Age Dependency Ratio

41.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Pennington Gap Sex Ratio

Female

1,114

51.12%

Male

1,065

48.88%

Pennington Gap Population by Age

Pennington Gap Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Pennington Gap Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married68.6%31.4%
Female45.8%54.2%
All45.1%54.9%
Non Family35.3%64.7%
Male5.5%94.5%

45.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Pennington Gap Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8722.3745.1
Non Family3461.0835.3
Married2612.5468.6
Female1923.0345.8
Male736.155.5

3.11

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

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Pennington Gap Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade18811.45%
9th to 12th Grade38923.69%
High School Graduate53632.64%
Some College28617.42%
Associates Degree875.30%
Bachelors Degree1136.88%
Graduate Degree432.62%
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Pennington Gap Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Pennington Gap Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,520982156
Black11783
Native American5

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 70.94%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 10.26%.

Pennington Gap Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$14,196$17,500$12,563
Less Than 9th Grade$9,464$$8,705
High School Graduate$13,750$2,500$20,444
Some College$32,708$83,750$17,344
Bachelors Degree$21,354$36,250$
Graduate Degree$2,500$$

$14,196

Average Earnings

$17,500

Average Male

$12,563

Average Female

Pennington Gap Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pennington Gap Language by Age

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Pennington Gap Language

100.00% of Pennington Gap residents speak only English, while 0.00% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.00% of the population.

Pennington Gap Language

Pennington Gap Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,84672639.33%
Multiple676191.04%
Black1483422.97%
Native55100.00%

39.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

43.85%

Male Poverty Rate

36.18%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pennington Gap

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pennington Gap is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pennington Gap is Black, with 22.97% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.20%. Among those working part-time, it was 60.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.96%.

Pennington Gap Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade39.34%
High School36.65%
Some College30.75%
Bachelors or Greater7.89%

Pennington Gap Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Unemployed58.33%
Female Employed29.96%
Male Employed23.13%

Pennington Gap Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pennington Gap Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$19,452$46,329
Families$30,461$63,842
Married Families$38,472-
Non Families$12,625$18,080
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Income by Household Type

Pennington Gap Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

40.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.0%

Male Marriage Rate

36.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Pennington Gap Married by Age and Sex

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Pennington Gap Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Pennington Gap Marital Status by Race

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Pennington Gap Marital Status

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114

Number of Veterans

95

Male Veterans

19

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam31
Korea18
World War II14
First Gulf War14
Second Gulf War7

Pennington Gap Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+36
65 to 7431
55 to 6430
35 to 5410
18 to 347

Pennington Gap Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1066.59%
Black85.16%

Pennington Gap Veterans by Race

Pennington Gap Veterans by Education

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33.66%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.64%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pennington Gap Veterans by Education

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36%

Labor Force Participation

31.2%

Employment Rate

13.4%

Unemployment Rate

Pennington Gap Employment by Age

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Pennington Gap Employment by Race

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Pennington 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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59.80%

Born in Pennington Gap

99.54%

Native Born

0.46%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.46%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.54% of Pennington Gap residents were born in the United States, with 59.80% having been born in Virginia. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Pennington Gap Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,681-20-1.18%
20201,701-20-1.16%
20191,721-20-1.15%
20181,741-16-0.91%
20171,757-12-0.68%
20161,769-22-1.23%
20151,791-12-0.67%
20141,803-30-1.64%
20131,833-28-1.50%
20121,861-9-0.48%
20111,870-6-0.32%
20101,8760.00%

Pennington Gap Population by Year