Big Stone Gap employment information

IndexBig Stone GapVirginiaNational
Income per capita$14,147$33,958$28,555
Median household income$37,165$64,792$53,482
Median income owner occupied$52,784$80,325$68,142
Median income renter occupied$19,139$41,321$33,219
Median earnings male$22,063$41,629$36,116
Median earnings female$16,508$28,890$25,692
Unemployment rate3.3%4.5%5.8%
Poverty level29.3%11.5%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Big Stone Gap is 50% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Big Stone Gap is 31% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Big Stone Gap is 43% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Big Stone Gap is 88% higher than the national average.

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Big Stone Gap median earnings by income bracket

Big Stone Gap employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry4.8%0.0%
Manufacturing sector8.8%0.0%
Financial & insurance services0.7%9.5%
Wholesale & retail services16.5%11.9%
Public administration3.8%14.6%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities16.1%4.0%
Education, health & social services12.4%44.2%

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Big Stone Gap, VA5,559$37,16531%

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Big Stone Gap, VA5,559$37,16531%
Source: The Big Stone Gap, VA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.