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People

Total Population 1,211
Male Share of the Population 49.1%
Female Share of the Population 50.9%
Senior Citizens 26.5%
Employed Population 16+ 392
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 32.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 4.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $27,917
% Above Poverty Level 64.8%
% Below Poverty Level 35.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 0.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 3.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 49.9%
Median Gross Rent $435
Median House Value $82,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.9%
US/American 0%
English 5.2%
Irish 5.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Independence Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 62 miles NW of Winston-Salem, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 98 miles N of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Grayson
Standard Zip Codes 24348
Phone Area Codes 276
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.622
Longitude -81.151

Independence Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station GALAX RADIO WBRF
Distance 13.4 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 40 F
Apr Temp 36 to 62 F
Jul Temp 59 to 81 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 43.9 inches
Station WYTHEVILLE 1 S
Distance 21.7 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 42 F
Apr Temp 36 to 64 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 67 F
Annual Precip 37.8 inches
Station MOUNT AIRY 2 W
Distance 29.1 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 46 F
Apr Temp 40 to 68 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 70 F
Annual Precip 46.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Fries 513 $41,750
Galax 6,876 $42,616
Hillsville 2,701 $44,620
Rural Retreat 1,559 $63,529
Troutdale 149 $40,625
Wytheville 8,154 $53,031

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Independence Public Libraries

Library
Wythe-grayson Regional Library
147 S. INDEPENDENCE AVE.
Independence, Virginia
(276) 773-3018
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Independence High Schools

GRAYSON COUNTY HIGH
110 BLUE DEVIL DRIVE
276-773-2131
Serves 675 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.5

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