U.S. Beacon August 25, 2019

Big Stone Gap, VA

Wise County, Virginia

Latitude: 36.867165     Longitude: -82.774471
Population 5,854 (2005)
Elevation of Big Stone Gap, Virginia: 1550 feet



General Economic Characteristics, 2000 data (id:5107480, place: Big Stone Gap town, Virginia)

EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Population 16 years and over: 3,819 (100%)
In labor force: 1,697 (44.44%)
--Civilian labor force: 1,697 (44.44%)
----Employed: 1,605 (42.03%)
----Unemployed: 92 (2.41%)
------Percent of civilian labor force: 5.4%
--Armed Forces: 0 (0%)
Not in labor force: 2,122 (55.56%)
Females 16 years and over: 2,081 (54.49%)
In labor force: 781 (20.45%)
--Civilian labor force: 781 (20.45%)
----Employed: 725 (18.98%)
Own children under 6 years: 297 (7.78%)
All parents in family in labor force: 171 (4.48%)

COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over: 1,575 (100%)
Car, truck, or van - - drove alone: 1,340 (85.08%)
Car, truck, or van - - carpooled: 180 (11.43%)
Public transportation (including taxicab): 4 (0.25%)
Walked: 12 (0.76%)
Other means: 15 (0.95%)
Worked at home: 24 (1.52%)
Mean travel time to work: 21.6 minutes

OCCUPATION
Employed civilian population 16 years and over: 1,605 (100%)
Management, professional, and related occupations: 555 (34.58%)
Service occupations: 238 (14.83%)
Sales and office occupations: 380 (23.68%)
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations.: 12 (0.75%)
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations: 190 (11.84%)
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations: 230 (14.33%)

INDUSTRY
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining: 125 (7.79%)
Construction: 127 (7.91%)
Manufacturing: 94 (5.86%)
Wholesale trade.: 34 (2.12%)
Retail trade: 236 (14.7%)
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities: 78 (4.86%)
Information: 70 (4.36%)
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing: 33 (2.06%)
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services: 35 (2.18%)
Educational, health and social services: 488 (30.4%)
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services: 129 (8.04%)
Other services (except public administration): 47 (2.93%)
Public administration: 109 (6.79%)

CLASS OF WORKER
Private wage and salary workers: 1,200 (74.77%)
Government workers: 363 (22.62%)
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business: 42 (2.62%)
Unpaid family workers: 0 (0%)

INCOME IN 1999
Households: 1,989 (100%)
Less than $10,000: 500 (25.14%)
$10,000 to $14,999: 270 (13.57%)
$15,000 to $24,999: 321 (16.14%)
$25,000 to $34,999: 199 (10.01%)
$35,000 to $49,999: 287 (14.43%)
$50,000 to $74,999: 264 (13.27%)
$75,000 to $99,999: 93 (4.68%)
$100,000 to $149,999: 38 (1.91%)
$150,000 to $199,999: 17 (0.85%)
$200,000 or more: 0 (0%)
Median household income: $21,584

With earnings: 1,246 (62.64%)
--Mean earnings: $32,922
With Social Security income: 736 (37%)
--Mean Social Security income: $9,961
With Supplemental Security Income: 180 (9.05%)
--Mean Supplemental Security Income: $6,865
With public assistance income: 137 (6.89%)
--Mean public assistance income: $2,171
With retirement income: 394 (19.81%)
--Mean retirement income: $10,297

Families: 1,283 (100%)
Less than $10,000: 247 (19.25%)
$10,000 to $14,999: 109 (8.5%)
$15,000 to $24,999: 172 (13.41%)
$25,000 to $34,999: 116 (9.04%)
$35,000 to $49,999: 261 (20.34%)
$50,000 to $74,999: 245 (19.1%)
$75,000 to $99,999: 86 (6.7%)
$100,000 to $149,999: 30 (2.34%)
$150,000 to $199,999: 17 (1.33%)
$200,000 or more: 0 (0%)
Median family income: $34,306

Per capita income: $13,284

Median earnings (dollars)
Male full-time, year-round workers: $26,707
Female full-time, year-round workers: $21,915

POVERTY STATUS IN 1999
Families: 287 (22.37%)
--With related children under 18 years: 210 (16.37%)
----With related children under 5 years: 86 (6.7%)
Families with female householder, no husband present: 130 (10.13%)
--With related children under 18 years: 107 (8.34%)
----With related children under 5 years: 42 (3.27%)
Individuals: 1,195 (93.14%)
--18 years and over: 806 (62.82%)
----65 years and over: 113 (8.81%)
--Related children under 18 years: 372 (28.99%)
----Related children 5 to 17 years: 270 (21.04%)
--Unrelated individuals 15 years and over: 348 (27.12%)

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