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.
Big Stone Gap is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Big Stone Gap is a town of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Big Stone Gap who work in healthcare (14.60%), office and administrative support (12.02%), and personal care services (8.06%).
In terms of college education, the citizens of Big Stone Gap rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.66% 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 $15,607, which is low income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $62,428 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, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Big Stone Gap is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.