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Big Stone Gap, Virginia
Welcome to Big Stone Gap ...
The town of Big Stone Gap is located in Wise County.
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Big Stone Gap has a population of 5,263 people<1> (see below for details).
Big Stone Gap was incorporated April 7, 1882.
The community of Big Stone Gap was originally named Mineral City.
Big Stone Gap is 1,480 feet [451 m] above sea level.<2>.
Time Zone: Big Stone Gap lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Big Stone Gap is located in the (276) area code.
The ZIP code for Big Stone Gap: 24219<3>
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Big Stone Gap had a population of 5,614 people (which is 13.54% of the total population of Wise County). This makes Big Stone Gap the county's most populous community.
The population of Big Stone Gap represents 0.07% of the total population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 61st most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 5,614 people, the population of Big Stone Gap increased 15.61% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,856 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Big Stone Gap had an population of 5,263 people. This is a decrease of 6.25% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.38% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Big Stone Gap.
Communities near Big Stone Gap ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Big Stone Gap and not the distance if driven.<4>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Big Stone Gap.
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Websites for Big Stone Gap ...
Official Website: www.bigstonegap.org/
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Big Stone Gap ...
Looking for more information about Big Stone Gap? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Big Stone Gap, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Big Stone Gap.
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The official website for Big Stone Gap: www.bigstonegap.org/
The official website for Wise County: www.wisecounty.org/
The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/
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This page was last modified: 19 Mar 2019