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People

Total Population 354
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 28.8%
Employed Population 16+ 143
Age of the Population 49

Families

% of people married 42.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15%
Median Earnings25+ $26,250
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,500
Median Earnings With High School Degree $16,094

Wealth

Median Family Income $41,250
% Above Poverty Level 87.3%
% Below Poverty Level 12.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 9.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 34.2%
Median Gross Rent $807
Median House Value $66,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.3%
US/American 0%
English 7.9%
Irish 11.6%

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

Iron Gate Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 37 miles N of Roanoke, Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 154 miles NW of Raleigh, North Carolina
County Alleghany
P.O. Box Zip Codes 24448
Phone Area Codes 540
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.797
Longitude -79.791

Iron Gate 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 COVINGTON FILTER PLANT
Distance 10.6 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 43 F
Apr Temp 38 to 68 F
Jul Temp 61 to 88 F
Oct Temp 40 to 70 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
Station GATHRIGHT DAM
Distance 13.6 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 41 F
Apr Temp 38 to 65 F
Jul Temp 60 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 67 F
Annual Precip 38.7 inches
Station LEXINGTON
Distance 20.5 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 44 F
Apr Temp 38 to 68 F
Jul Temp 62 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 69 F
Annual Precip 39.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Buchanan 1,098 $62,727
Clifton Forge 3,839 $48,487
Covington 5,736 $46,541
Fincastle 374 $100,893
Goshen 381 $40,568
Lexington 7,071 $56,250

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

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