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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 2016, Gate City has a population of 1,930 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

Gate City is located in the (276) area code.

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 2016 Census Estimates, Gate City had an population of 1,930 people. This is a decrease of 5.11% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.61% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Gate City ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Gate City and not the distance if you are driving it.<4>.

Community   2016
Bloomingdale (TN)   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Church Hill (TN)   [Map]   6,740   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Collingwood (TN)   [Map]   ---   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Colonial Heights (TN)   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Cross (TN)   [Map]   ---   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Harrtown (TN)   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Gate City. We make it easy to see an overhead 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 get an overview with links that will help you to 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 and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Gate City.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Gate City. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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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.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gate City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<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).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Gate City. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 for our own planning, 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 that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.6391, Longitude: -82.5792     [Map].

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Gate City.