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Gate City, Virginia

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Welcome to Gate City ...

The town of Gate City is located in Scott County and is the County Seat for Scott County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Gate City has a population of 1,877 people<1> (see below for details).

Gate City is 1,320 feet [402 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Gate City lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Gate City: (276)

The ZIP code for Gate City: 24251<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Gate City had a population of 2,034 people (or 8.78% of the total population of Scott County). This makes Gate City the county's most populous community.

The population of Gate City represents 0.03% of the total population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 97th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,034 people, the population of Gate City decreased 5.79% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,159 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Gate City had an population of 1,877 people. This is a decrease of 7.72% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 13.06% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Gate City.

Communities Also Named Gate City ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Gate City - they are located in Alabama, Georgia and Kansas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Gate City.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Gate City. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Gate City. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Gate City. Our list includes 4 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Gate City:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gate City ...

Looking for more information about Gate City? 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 Gate City, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Gate City.

Communities near Gate City ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Kingsport   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the South (S) of Gate City

Located in Sullivan County (TN)

Collingwood   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the East (E) of Gate City

Located in Sullivan County (TN)

Cross   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the East (E) of Gate City

Located in Sullivan County (TN)

Mill Point   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the East (E) of Gate City

Located in Sullivan County (TN)

Bloomingdale   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the Southeast (SE) of Gate City

Located in Sullivan County (TN)

Colonial Heights   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the South (S) of Gate City

Located in Sullivan County (TN)

Church Hill   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the Southwest (SW) of Gate City

Located in Hawkins County (TN)

Mount Carmel   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the Southwest (SW) of Gate City

Located in Hawkins County (TN)

Big Stone Gap   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the Northwest (NW) of Gate City

Located in Wise County

Harrtown   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the Southeast (SE) of Gate City

Located in Sullivan County (TN)

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Gate City.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Virginia

About Scott County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Gate City. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Gate City.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gate City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Gate City). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Gate City or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Gate City) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Gate City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gate City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gate City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.6391, Longitude: -82.5792     [Map].






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