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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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+

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%

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
    0
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    155
    500
  • Theft
    1,342
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    103
    284

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.