Big Stone Gap, VA Population

Population: 4,856
Males: 2,258 (46.5%), Females: 2,598 (53.5%)

Wise County

Zip code: 24219

Median resident age: 39.8 years
Median household income: $21,584
Median house value: $70,800

Races in Big Stone Gap:

  • White Non-Hispanic (93.4%)
  • Black (4.4%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
  • Hispanic (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (25.5%), English (12.9%), Irish (8.8%), German (7.6%), Dutch (3.0%), Scotch-Irish (2.4%).

Elevation: 1550 feet

Land area: 4.9 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Big Stone Gap

  • High school or higher: 66.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 16.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Big Stone Gap town

  • Never married: 20.9%
  • Now married: 51.2%
  • Separated: 3.8%
  • Widowed: 12.4%
  • Divorced: 11.7%

0.3% Foreign born

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Big Stone Gap:

  • WELMONT LONESOME PINE HOSPITAL (1990 HOLTON AVENUE EAST PO DRAWER 1)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Big Stone Gap:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Big Stone Gap:

  • TRI-CITIES RGNL TN/VA (about 38 miles; BRISTOL/JOHNSON/KINGSPORT, TN; Abbreviation: TRI)
  • ASHEVILLE REGIONAL (about 100 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC; Abbreviation: AVL)
  • TRI-STATE/MILTON J. FERGUSON FIELD (about 105 miles; HUNTINGTON, WV; Abbreviation: HTS)
Other public-use airports nearest to Big Stone Gap:

  • LONESOME PINE (about 20 miles; WISE, VA; Abbreviation: LNP)
  • HAWKINS COUNTY (about 30 miles; ROGERSVILLE, TN; Abbreviation: RVN)
  • LEE COUNTY (about 35 miles; JONESVILLE, VA; Abbreviation: 0VG)

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Big Stone Gap:

  • MOUNTAIN EMPIRE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,759; Location: U.S. Highway 23 South; Public; Website: www.me.cc.va.us)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Big Stone Gap:

  • NORTHEAST STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 36 miles; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,729)
  • EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 48 miles; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Full-time enrollment: 9,498)
  • WALTERS STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 59 miles; MORRISTOWN, TN; Full-time enrollment: 3,893)
  • SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 69 miles; RICHLANDS, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,412)
  • CARSON-NEWMAN COLLEGE (about 72 miles; JEFFERSON CITY, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,073)
  • APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 86 miles; BOONE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 12,245)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT ASHEVILLE (about 86 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,759)

Schools

Public high school in Big Stone Gap:

  • POWELL VALLEY HIGH (Students: 480; Location: ONE AVENUE OF CHAMPIONS; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Big Stone Gap:

  • POWELL VALLEY PRIMARY (Students: 652; Location: 2945 SECOND AVENUE EAST; Grades: PK – 04)
  • POWELL VALLEY MIDDLE (Students: 551; Location: 3137 SECOND AVENUE EAST; Grades: 05 – 08)