Big Stone Gap, VA


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Big Stone Gap is a somewhat small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 5,416 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Big Stone Gap is the 115th largest community in Virginia.

Unlike some towns, Big Stone Gap isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Big Stone Gap are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Big Stone Gap is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Big Stone Gap who work in office and administrative support (17.88%), healthcare (11.39%), and personal care services (7.30%).

In terms of college education, the citizens of Big Stone Gap rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.89% of adults 25 and older in Big Stone Gap have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Big Stone Gap in 2010 was $14,147, which is low income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $56,588 for a family of four. However, Big Stone Gap contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Big Stone Gap is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Big Stone Gap home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Big Stone Gap residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Big Stone Gap include German, English, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in Big Stone Gap is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.

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