Pennington Gap, VA Population

Population: 1,781. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,753 (-1.6% change)
Males: 799 (44.9%), Females: 982 (55.1%)

Lee County

Zip code: 24277

Median resident age: 42.5 years
Median household income: $18,056
Median house value: $57,300

Races in Pennington Gap:

  • White Non-Hispanic (94.8%)
  • Black (3.4%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
  • Hispanic (0.7%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (25.8%), Irish (9.6%), German (7.4%), English (4.5%), Dutch (1.6%), Scotch-Irish (1.5%).

Elevation: 1377 feet

Land area: 1.5 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Pennington Gap

  • High school or higher: 58.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 9.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.5%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Pennington Gap town

  • Never married: 15.9%
  • Now married: 46.5%
  • Separated: 3.7%
  • Widowed: 19.1%
  • Divorced: 14.8%

0.4% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -161 (-8.3%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Pennington Gap:

  • LEE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (POST OFFICE BOX 70 1800 COMBS ROAD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Pennington Gap:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Pennington Gap:

  • TRI-CITIES RGNL TN/VA (about 48 miles; BRISTOL/JOHNSON/KINGSPORT, TN; Abbreviation: TRI)
  • MC GHEE TYSON (about 94 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; Abbreviation: TYS)
  • ASHEVILLE REGIONAL (about 98 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC; Abbreviation: AVL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Pennington Gap:

  • LEE COUNTY (about 15 miles; JONESVILLE, VA; Abbreviation: 0VG)
  • TUCKER-GUTHRIE MEMORIAL (about 24 miles; HARLAN, KY; Abbreviation: I35)
  • HAWKINS COUNTY (about 24 miles; ROGERSVILLE, TN; Abbreviation: RVN)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pennington Gap:

  • WALTERS STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 43 miles; MORRISTOWN, TN; Full-time enrollment: 3,893)
  • NORTHEAST STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 48 miles; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,729)
  • CARSON-NEWMAN COLLEGE (about 55 miles; JEFFERSON CITY, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,073)
  • EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 56 miles; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Full-time enrollment: 9,498)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE (about 84 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 23,333)
  • PELLISSIPPI STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 84 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 5,196)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT ASHEVILLE (about 84 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,759)
Public primary/middle schools in Pennington Gap:

  • PENNINGTON MIDDLE (Students: 440; Location: 201 MIDDLE SCHOOL DR; Grades: 05 – 08)
  • ELK KNOB ELEM. (Students: 256; Location: HIGHWAY 421; Grades: KG – 05)