Iron Gate, Virginia

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Iron Gate is a town in Alleghany County, Virginia, United States. The population was 404 at the 2000 census.


Iron Gate is located at 37°47′55″N 79°47′28″W / 37.79861°N 79.79111°W / 37.79861; -79.79111 (37.798484, -79.791219).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 404 people, 185 households, and 121 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,170.6 people per square mile (445.7/km²). There were 197 housing units at an average density of 570.8/sq mi (217.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.55% White, 5.20% African American, and 0.25% from two or more races.

The population has since shrunk by one citizen when J. Michael Jeffries moved to Cheraw, South Carolina, where he is now employed as full-time faculty and Chair of the History Department at Northeastern Technical

There were 185 households out of which 17.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.6% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.1% were non-families. 31.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.73.

In the town the population was spread out with 16.6% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 27.5% from 45 to 64, and 23.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 96.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $26,094, and the median income for a family was $34,464. Males had a median income of $27,222 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,703. About 7.4% of families and 9.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.8% of those under age 18 and 13.7% of those age 65 or over.


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