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People

Total Population 698
Male Share of the Population 41.1%
Female Share of the Population 58.9%
Senior Citizens 15.8%
Employed Population 16+ 219
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 36.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $43,125
% Above Poverty Level 68.3%
% Below Poverty Level 31.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 39.7%
Median Gross Rent $479
Median House Value $102,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 56.7%
US/American 0%
English 6.4%
Irish 6.9%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station CHARLOTTE COURT HOUSE
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
Station CHASE CITY
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
Station BROOKNEAL
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brookneal 1,184 $41,458
Charlotte Court House 736 $36,964
Keysville 1,067 $35,294
Phenix 285 $43,438
Scottsburg 120 $58,214

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

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