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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B+
Gate City is a town in Virginia with a population of 2,336. Gate City is in Scott County. Living in Gate City offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Gate City and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Gate City are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$98,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$513
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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Gate City Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    105
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    105
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    262
    500
  • Theft
    1,099
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    157
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$36,090
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%
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Gate City Reviews

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Gate City is a town that has a home-like feel. In the main part of town, there are a few small businesses. The schools in Gate City get more funding and are taken better care of then the rest of the schools in Scott County. There is a great dentist in the main part of town which also has quite a few lawyers. In terms of jobs, they are slim picking unless you like fast food, medical, teaching, call center or other typical jobs. If you are a college student seeking a job that pays a living wage or is in your field of study don't be surprised if you have a hard time finding something. If you want a place with a small town feel where everyone knows you Gate City could be it for you. It is close to the tri-cities were everything of interest is located. Perhaps the best thing Gate City has is the Creation Kingdom Zoo which is a great place for all ages. The town also has concerts, parades and the Relay For Life takes place on the high school football field.
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Gate City is the type of town that is perfect to raise a family, in that it's safe, affordable, and its retained the small town values that we all know and love. As a young person there isn't a lot to do, but I honestly love it so much all the same because this is my Hometown and everybody I know feels the same; you gain a very strong sense of community and belonging here. Couldn't recommend it enough.
Small town but close to big cities to enjoy social, sports, music, and other activities. A place where you know most of the people and they know you.