25.3 percent of people 25 or older had an associate's degree or higher in Big Stone Gap, Virginia


25.3 percent of people 25 years or older had an associate's degree or higher in Big Stone Gap, Virginia in 2017, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau.

This number was 19.8 percent lower than the state average of 45.1 percent. In 2017 the total municipality population reached 5,395.

73 percent of the population had at least a high school diploma or the equivalent. The table below shows how many Big Stone Gap, Virginia residents who were at least 25 years old in 2017 held each of the listed degrees.

Degree distribution in Big Stone Gap, Virginia for 2017*
Degree
Number of people
Percentage of population
No degree
1,084
27
Regular high school diploma
632
15.7
GED or alternative credential
407
10.1
Some college less than 1 year
261
6.5
Some college 1 or more years no degree
616
15.3
Associate's degree
193
4.8
Bachelor's degree
542
13.5
Master's degree
195
4.9
Professional school degree
39
1
Doctorate degree
46
1.1
*All data is for residents who were at least 25 years old in 2017.

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