Drakes Branch, Virginia

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Drakes Branch, Virginia

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High Points

Drakes Branch strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Virginia):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Drakes Branch Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 7% Drakes Branch Affordability of Property Taxes
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Drakes Branch Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Drakes Branch, Virginia

Comparing Drakes Branch to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Virginia (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 10 8
Age of the Population 10 9
Senior Citizens 8 7
Female Share of the Population 7 5
Male Share of the Population 4 6
Well-Paid Single Men 3 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 2 3
Portion of People Married 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 6 4
Median Family Income 3 3
People Above Poverty 3 4
People in Middle Class or Better 3 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 7 6
Short Commute Times 5 5
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Working at Home 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 10
People Living Alone 9 7
Housing Recently Built 4 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 4

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Drakes Branch Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 40 miles SE of Lynchburg, Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 84 miles N of Raleigh, North Carolina
County Charlotte
Standard Zip Codes 23937
Phone Area Codes 434
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.992
Longitude -78.601

Drakes Branch Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.5 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 46 F
Apr Temp 43 to 68 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 44 to 70 F
Annual Precip 45.3 inches
Distance 15.3 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 47 F
Apr Temp 42 to 71 F
Jul Temp 66 to 90 F
Oct Temp 44 to 71 F
Annual Precip 45.2 inches
Distance 19.9 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 44 F
Apr Temp 40 to 67 F
Jul Temp 65 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 68 F
Annual Precip 44.2 inches
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Drakes Branch Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 504 100%
Male 237 47%
Female 267 53%
Under 18 103 20.4%
18+ 401 79.6%
65+ 102 20.2%
Median Age 44
Average Family Size 2.81
White 299 59.3%
African-American 202 40.1%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 1 0.2%
Mixed Race 2 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 10 2%

Estimated Drakes Branch Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 484
Growth -20
Growth % -4%

Drakes Branch Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 51.3%
US/American 29.7%
English 8.2%
Irish 2.2%
African 2.2%
German 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.4%
Italian 1.2%
Welsh 1%
Hungarian 0.7%
Scottish 0.5%
Russian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Drakes Branch 504 $35,000
Brookneal 1,259 $35,592
Charlotte Court House 404 $42,500
Chase City 2,457 $32,700
Keysville 817 $34,667
Phenix 200 $34,583
Scottsburg 145 $25,938
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