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People

Total Population 5,508
Male Share of the Population 56%
Female Share of the Population 44%
Senior Citizens 12.4%
Employed Population 16+ 1,440
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 37.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $48,879
% Above Poverty Level 72.4%
% Below Poverty Level 27.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home %
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation 0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 23.7%
Median Gross Rent $625
Median House Value $109,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 34.6%
US/American 0%
English 12.7%
Irish 10.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Big Stone Gap Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 45 miles NW of Johnson City, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 122 miles SE of Lexington, Kentucky
County Wise
Standard Zip Codes 24219
Phone Area Codes 276
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.881
Longitude -82.747

Big Stone Gap Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station BIG STONE GAP
Distance 1.5 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 44 F
Apr Temp 40 to 67 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 70 F
Annual Precip 52.3 inches
Station WISE 3 E
Distance 14.4 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 42 F
Apr Temp 41 to 65 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 47 inches
Station PENNINGTON GAP
Distance 17.4 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 44 F
Apr Temp 38 to 67 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 40 to 69 F
Annual Precip 49.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Appalachia 1,871 $37,563
Coeburn 2,377 $36,500
Dungannon 443 $24,938
Norton 4,007 $40,813
Pennington Gap 1,804 $29,306
Wise 3,185 $69,500

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Big Stone Gap Hospitals

WELLMONT LONESOME PINE HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
1990 HOLTON AVENUE EAST PO DRAWER 1
(703) 523-3111
Emergency Service: Yes

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POWELL VALLEY HIGH
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276-523-1290
Serves 480 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.3

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