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Gate City is a town in Scott County, in the Kingsport-Bristol metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named as a gateway to western coalfields
The latitude of Gate City is 36.637N. The longitude is -82.581W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,339 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,090.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Gate City demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Scott County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Johnson City-Kingsport area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 24290 ZIP code.
6% of Gate City residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Gate City ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Gate City was $19,268, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Gate City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Gate City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $247. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $742.
Libraries in Gate City include Scott County Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Gate City include Scott County Virginia Star
Scott County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Gate City political report.
The average commute time for Gate City workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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