|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Big Stone Gap is 5,206. Big Stone Gap, Virginia is the 4,690th largest city in the US.
Big Stone Gap is located entirely in Wise County.
The peak population of Big Stone Gap was in 2000, when its population was 5,755. In 2000, Big Stone Gap was the 4,042nd largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 4,690th largest city in the US. Big Stone Gap is currently 9.5% smaller than it was in 2000.
Big Stone Gap has shrunk 9.5% since the year 2000. Big Stone Gap, Virginia's growth is extremely below average. 82% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Big Stone Gap has a population density of 1,148.1 people per square mile.
|4690||Big Stone Gap||5,206||-9.5%|
|4686||Nassau Bay, Texas||5,213||25.0%|
|4689||Tucumcari, New Mexico||5,207||-12.3%|
|4690||Big Stone Gap, Virginia||5,206||-9.5%|
|4693||Liberty, New York||5,200||29.5%|
|4694||Eaton Rapids, Michigan||5,198||-2.7%|
|4696||Willow Park, Texas||5,194||79.4%|
The total voting age population of Big Stone Gap, Virginia, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 4,316. The voting age population is 60.8% male and 39.2% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 13.5% of the residents of Big Stone Gap are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Big Stone Gap are 76.3% White, 20.6% Black, 1.8% Two or more races, 1.2% Asian and 0.1% American Indian. Additionally, 1.8% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Big Stone Gap, 21.3% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 27.9%. On a per-household basis, 18.7% of families are below the poverty line in Big Stone Gap.
Among those aged 16 and older, 38.7% of Big Stone Gap residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 75.6% of Big Stone Gap residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 20.4% have a bachelor's degree and 7.8% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Big Stone Gap residents aged 5 and older, 3.7% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 1.5% of residents speak Spanish at home, 1.7% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.3% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Big Stone Gap is 9.1%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Big Stone Gap, 25.0% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Big Stone Gap is $46,979.
In Big Stone Gap, 53.3% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 46.7% of housing units in Big Stone Gap.
Of all the housing units in Big Stone Gap, 16.6% of them were build before 1940.
In Big Stone Gap, 18.8% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 370 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Big Stone Gap is $690.
In Big Stone Gap, 79.4% of households have an active broadband internet connection.