Branchville, Virginia

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Population in 2014: 117 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.9%
 
Males: 59  (50.9%)
Females: 58  (49.1%)
Median resident age:  31.9 years
Virginia median age:  38.2 years

Zip code: 23828

Estimated median household income in 2016: $66,287 (it was $24,844 in 2000)
Branchville:

$66,287
VA:

$68,114

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $24,810 (it was $11,985 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $115,101 (it was $43,800 in 2000)
Branchville:

$115,101
VA:

$264,000

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $140,143; Detached houses: $140,040

Median gross rent in 2016: $856.

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    • 8574.6%White alone
    • 2824.6%Black alone
    • 10.9%Two or more races
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Branchville: 84.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (11.8%), English (11.8%), German (9.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1908

Elevation: 46 feet

Land area: 0.44 square miles.

Population density: 268 people per square mile   (very low).

Branchville, Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Branchville:

  • High school or higher: 83.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Branchville town:

  • Never married: 21.3%
  • Now married: 53.2%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 17.1%



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Branchville, Virginia as of December 16, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Branchville to the number of sex offenders is 23 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,058 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $719 (0.8%)

Branchville satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Suffolk, VA (37.4 miles , pop. 63,677).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Norfolk, VA (59.0 miles , pop. 234,403).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (263.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Boykins, VA (1.7 miles ), Severn, NC (2.3 miles ), Newsoms, VA (2.8 miles ), Conway, NC (3.0 miles ), Capron, VA (3.2 miles) , Seaboard, NC (3.5 miles ), Murfreesboro, NC (3.5 miles ), Como, NC (3.7 miles) .

Latitude: 36.57 N, Longitude: 77.25 W

Branchville household income distribution Branchville home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.9%
Virginia:

4.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +68 (+123.6%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (26%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (22%)
  • Other services, except public administration (19%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (15%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (30%)
  • Management occupations (19%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (19%)
  • Transportation occupations (15%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (30%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (26%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Production occupations (4%)

Average climate in Branchville, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Branchville-area historical tornado activity is above Virginia state average. It is 3% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/28/1988, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.6 miles away from the Branchville town center killed 4 people and injured 154 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 8/6/1993, a category F4 tornado 44.8 miles away from the town center killed 4 people and injured 246 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Branchville-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Virginia state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 79.1 miles away from the city center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 93.7 miles away from Branchville center
On 10/21/1998 at 05:56:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 8.3 mi) earthquake occurred 83.5 miles away from the city center
On 3/15/1991 at 06:54:08, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 10.9 mi) earthquake occurred 89.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/6/1994 at 19:54:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.6 LG, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 107.6 miles away from Branchville center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 268.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Southampton County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Branchville topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Branchville:

  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE EAST NORTHAMPTON COUNTY (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; CONWAY, NC)
  • COURTLAND HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; COURTLAND, VA)
  • COURTLAND HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; COURTLAND, VA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Branchville:

  • Southside Virginia Community College (about 42 miles; Alberta, VA; Full-time enrollment: 3,716)
  • Virginia State University (about 48 miles; Petersburg, VA; FT enrollment: 5,815)
  • Edgecombe Community College (about 51 miles; Tarboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,058)
  • Christopher Newport University (about 55 miles; Newport News, VA; FT enrollment: 5,061)
  • John Tyler Community College (about 55 miles; Chester, VA; FT enrollment: 5,864)
  • Nash Community College (about 55 miles; Rocky Mount, NC; FT enrollment: 2,520)
  • Old Dominion University (about 57 miles; Norfolk, VA; FT enrollment: 19,825)

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Notable location: Branchville Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Southampton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 5.3%
(6.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.8 people
Virginia:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  82.9%
Whole state:  67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.9%
Whole state:  5.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.9
Virginia average:

12.3

Branchville travel time to work - commute Branchville mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Branchville town (based on Southampton County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,84016
Mainline Protestant1,78417
Black Protestant6237
Other65-
None11,258-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Southampton County:

1.63 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Southampton County:

2.17 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Southampton County:

5.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

2.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.1%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Southampton County:

29.6%
Virginia:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

19.9%
State:

18.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Branchville:

45.7%
Virginia:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Branchville:

42.9%
Virginia:

47.8%

Average BMI:
Branchville:

31.0
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

17.7%
State:

20.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

17.1%
Virginia:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.6
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Branchville:

40.0%
Virginia:

33.7%

General health condition:
Branchville:

50.8%
Virginia:

56.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Branchville:

83.1%
Virginia:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Branchville, VA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$276
Totals for Government 0$0 1$276

6.05% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,621 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.05%
Virginia average:

9.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Franklin city, VA  1.13% ($28,169 average AGI)
from Suffolk city, VA  0.76% ($40,146)
from Isle of Wight County, VA  0.59% ($40,405)


6.42% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,837 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.42%
Virginia average:

9.20%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Franklin city, VA  0.97% ($32,508 average AGI)
to Isle of Wight County, VA  0.52% ($39,697)
to Suffolk city, VA  0.44% ($25,286)

Strongest AM radio stations in Branchville:

  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WRJR (670 AM; 20 kW; CLAREMONT, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE-PORTSMOUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDZY (1290 AM; 25 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WWDR (1080 AM; daytime; 1 kW; MURFREESBORO, NC; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WGH (1310 AM; 20 kW; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WKGM (940 AM; 10 kW; SMITHFIELD, VA; Owner: WKGM, INC.)
  • WPMH (1010 AM; 10 kW; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WYAL (1280 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SCOTLAND NECK, NC)
  • WGGM (820 AM; 10 kW; CHESTER, VA; Owner: HOFFMAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Branchville:

  • WAFX (106.9 FM; SUFFOLK, VA; Owner: TIDEWATER COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WDLZ (98.3 FM; MURFREESBORO, NC; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WLQM-FM (101.7 FM; FRANKLIN, VA; Owner: FRANKLIN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZRU (88.5 FM; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: ROANOKE VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WYTT (97.9 FM; GASTON, NC; Owner: MAINQUAD, INC.)
  • WTRG (100.7 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHRO-FM (90.3 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: HAMPTON ROADS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION,INC)
  • WHRV (89.5 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: HAMPTON ROADS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION,INC)
  • WRTP-FM (90.1 FM; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WBXB (100.1 FM; EDENTON, NC; Owner: EDENTON CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WJYA (89.3 FM; EMPORIA, VA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)

TV broadcast stations around Branchville:

  • WTKR (Channel 3; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WUNP-TV (Channel 36; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WTVZ-TV (Channel 33; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WTVZ LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WHRO-TV (Channel 15; HAMPTON-NORFOLK, VA; Owner: HAMPTON ROADS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOC, INC.)
  • WPXV (Channel 49; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WVEC-TV (Channel 13; HAMPTON, VA; Owner: WVEC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WAVY-TV (Channel 10; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WNVN-LP (Channel 20; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: MAINQUAD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 19m62ftTotal length
  • $888,000Total costs
  • 10,569Total average daily traffic
  • 280Total average daily truck traffic
  • 15,915Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 21
  • Hazardous Condition: 3
  • Good Intent Call: 4

Incident types - Branchville

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Branchville, VA

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (36%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (33%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (21%)
  • Other fuel (6%)

Branchville compared to Virginia state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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