Pennington Gap, Virginia Population 2020

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Pennington Gap is a city located in Virginia. With a 2020 population of 1,711, it is the 104th largest city in Virginia and the 8210th largest city in the United States. Pennington Gap is currently declining at a rate of -0.64% annually and its population has decreased by -3.93% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,781 in 2010. Pennington Gap reached it's highest population of 1,874 in 2010. Spanning over 2 miles, Pennington Gap has a population density of 1,026 people per square mile.

The average household income in Pennington Gap is $34,533 with a poverty rate of 35.23%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $545 per month, and the median house value is $81,900. The median age in Pennington Gap is 52.5 years, 46.2 years for males, and 57.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 93.3 males.

Pennington Gap Demographics

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

  • White: 90.07%
  • Black or African American: 9.32%
  • Two or more races: 0.35%
  • Native American: 0.25%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Pennington Gap, Virginia is 1,711, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,733.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,781.

Pennington Gap, Virginia Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,77890.07%
Black or African American1849.32%
Two or More Races70.35%
American Indian and Alaska Native50.25%
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Pennington Gap Population Pyramid 2020

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Pennington Gap Median Age

52.5


Total

46.2


Male

57.5


Female

Pennington Gap Adults

There are 1,668 adults, (520 of whom are seniors) in Pennington Gap.

Pennington Gap Age Dependency

72

Age Dependency Ratio

45.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Pennington Gap Sex Ratio

Female

1,021

51.72%

Male

953

48.28%

Pennington Gap Households and Families

Pennington Gap Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Pennington Gap Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.8%27.2%
Female50.8%49.2%
All48.9%51.1%
Non Family38.2%61.8%
Male20.6%79.4%

48.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8542.1848.9
Non Family3801.1238.2
Married2322.7872.8
Female1793.0450.8
Male633.9420.6

2.96

Average Family Size

2.18

Average Household Size

6.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Pennington Gap Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade21113.48%
9th to 12th Grade35222.49%
High School Graduate57536.74%
Some College20112.84%
Associates Degree724.60%
Bachelors Degree1157.35%
Graduate Degree392.49%
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Pennington Gap Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,428902154
Black132100
Native American5

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 75.76%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 10.78%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$15,602$19,821$13,839
Less Than High School$$$2,500
High School Grad$13,182$$13,214
Some College$$$20,652
Bachelors Degree$$$2,500
Graduate Degree$2,500$$

$15,602

Average Earnings

$19,821

Average Male

$13,839

Average Female

Pennington Gap Language

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 Poverty

Pennington Gap Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,68264138.11%
Black168105.95%
Native55100.00%

35.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

39.07%

Male Poverty Rate

31.63%

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 5.95% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.86%. Among those working part-time, it was 38.51%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.02%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School41.44%
High School32.44%
Some College19.76%
Bachelors or Greater13.64%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Unemployed55.88%
Female Employed18.35%
Male Employed12.20%

Pennington Gap Income

Pennington Gap Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$18,816$34,533
Families$23,152$47,239
Married Families$41,071-
Non Families$13,643$17,914
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Pennington Gap Marital Status

Pennington Gap Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

37.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.3%

Male Marriage Rate

35.1%

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 Veterans

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139

Number of Veterans

130

Male Veterans

9

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam56
First Gulf War19
World War II17
Korea15
Second Gulf War14
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Age Group Veterans
55 to 6438
65 to 7437
75+36
35 to 5414
18 to 3414
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1308.64%
Black95.70%

Pennington Gap Veterans by Education

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22.13%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.61%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pennington Gap Employment Status

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31.7%

Labor Force Participation

28%

Employment Rate

11.8%

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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71.07%

Born in Virginia

99.34%

Native Born

0.66%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.66%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.34% of Pennington Gap residents were born in the United States, with 71.07% 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.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20201,711-11-0.64%
20191,722-11-0.63%
20181,733-18-1.03%
20171,751-11-0.62%
20161,762-26-1.45%
20151,788-15-0.83%
20141,803-29-1.58%
20131,832-28-1.51%
20121,860-9-0.48%
20111,869-5-0.27%
20101,8740.00%