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Big Stone Gap is a town in Wise County.

The latitude of Big Stone Gap is 36.881N. The longitude is -82.747W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,535 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,839.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$21,584
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Big Stone Gap demographic reports
Big Stone Gap is in the Cumberland Mountains.
Former and merged names include:
· Mineral City
· Imboden
· Three Forks
Old coal-mining town
Setting for John Fox Jr.'s "Trail of the Lonesome Pine", Adriana Trigiani's "Home to Big Stone Gap"
Well-known residents have included:
· John Fox Jr., author
Local festivals include:
  • Home Craft Days - Oct. 20-21, 2007
  • Gathering in the Gap Music Festival - May 26, 2007
Dates often change. Check Big Stone Gap web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Big Cherry Reservoir
Historic sites and museums: Southwest Virginia Museum, Harry W. Meador Coal Museum, John Fox Jr. Museum

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Big Stone Gap demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Wise County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 24219 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

10% of Big Stone Gap residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Big Stone Gap ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Big Stone Gap was $13,284, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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16% of Big Stone Gap residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Big Stone Gap, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $250.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $768.


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Libraries in Big Stone Gap include C. Bascom Slemp Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Big Stone Gap include Coalfield Progress

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Wise County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Big Stone Gap political report.

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The average commute time for Big Stone Gap workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Big Stone Gap include Comfort Inn.

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