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Demographics

People

Total Population1,008
Male Share of the Population45%
Female Share of the Population55%
Senior Citizens31.5%
Employed Population 16+335
Age of the Population50

Families

% of people married31.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher3.4%
Median Earnings25+$23,558
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,154

Wealth

Median Family Income$30,625
% Above Poverty Level69.6%
% Below Poverty Level30.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone55.7%
Median Gross Rent$416
Median House Value$84,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)21.1%
Irish6.8%
English5.7%
German1.6%
Italian1.3%
Scottish1.2%
Dutch0.8%
Russian0.3%
Canadian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
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Independence Almanac

CategoryValue
County Grayson County
Standard Zip Codes24348
Phone Area Codes276
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude36.61
Approximate Longitude-81.15

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)

StationGALAX RADIO WBRF
Distance13.4 miles
Jan Temp21 to 40 F
Apr Temp36 to 62 F
Jul Temp59 to 81 F
Oct Temp39 to 63 F
Annual Precip43.9 inches
StationWYTHEVILLE 1 S
Distance21.7 miles
Jan Temp20 to 42 F
Apr Temp36 to 64 F
Jul Temp58 to 83 F
Oct Temp37 to 67 F
Annual Precip37.8 inches
StationMOUNT AIRY 2 W
Distance29.1 miles
Jan Temp24 to 46 F
Apr Temp40 to 68 F
Jul Temp64 to 86 F
Oct Temp43 to 70 F
Annual Precip46.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Fries452$46,250
Galax6,858$43,048
Hillsville2,683$39,048
Rural Retreat1,586$61,094
Troutdale143$32,500
Wytheville8,167$56,830

Independence Public Libraries

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

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Independence Public Schools

Grayson Co. High Career & Tech. Ed.
110 Blue Devil Drive
ZIP: 24348
(276) 773-2951
Grayson County High
110 Blue Devil Drive
ZIP: 24348
(276) 773-2131
High
Total Enrollment 702
Independence Elem
915 E Main St
ZIP: 24348
(276) 773-2722
Primary
Total Enrollment 225
Independence Middle
100 Blue Devil Drive
ZIP: 24348
(276) 773-3020
Middle
Total Enrollment 178
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