Dante, Virginia

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Population in 2010: 649.
Males: 266  (41.0%)
Females: 383  (59.0%)
Median resident age:  41.2 years
Virginia median age:  38.2 years

Zip codes: 24237, 24272.

Dante Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2016: $39,510
Dante:

$39,510
VA:

$68,114

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $21,921

Dante CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $100,010
Dante:

$100,010
VA:

$264,000

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $56,954; Detached houses: $56,671

Median gross rent in 2016: $486.

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  • Races in Dante, VA (2010)

    Dante races chart
    • 63297.4%White alone
    • 111.7%Black alone
    • 50.8%Two or more races
    • 10.2%Hispanic

Races in Dante detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Dante: 84.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (66.4%), English (25.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1765 feet

For population 25 years and over in Dante:

  • High school or higher: 87.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%

For population 15 years and over in Dante CDP:

  • Never married: 53.0%
  • Now married: 27.7%
  • Separated: 6.9%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 3.9%



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Dante, Virginia as of May 20, 2019.
The ratio of number of residents in Dante to the number of sex offenders is 91 to 1.


Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johnson City, TN (44.7 miles , pop. 55,469).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fayette, KY (140.8 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (439.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: St. Paul, VA (2.3 miles ), Castlewood, VA (2.6 miles ), Cleveland, VA (2.9 miles) , Coeburn, VA (3.1 miles ), Riverview, VA (3.3 miles ), Clinchco, VA (3.6 miles ), Lebanon, VA (3.7 miles ), Dungannon, VA (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 36.98 N, Longitude: 82.30 W

Area code: 276

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

5.9%
Virginia:

4.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Utilities (70%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (65%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (70%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (17%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (4%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (41%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (22%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

Work and jobs in Dante: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Earthquake activity:

Dante-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Virginia state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 123.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 21.7 miles away from Dante center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 25.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 123.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 118.3 miles away from Dante center
On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 24.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Russell County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Dante:

  • INDEPENDENT HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; COEBURN, VA)
  • BMA - RUSSELL COUNTY (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; LEBANON, VA)
  • HERITAGE HALL WISE (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; WISE, VA)
  • HERITAGE HALL WISE(CLOSED) (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; WISE, VA)
  • IN HOME CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; WISE, VA)
  • NORTON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; WISE, VA)
  • WISE CHOICE HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; WISE, VA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dante:

  • King University (about 29 miles; Bristol, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,472)
  • Northeast State Community College (about 35 miles; Blountville, TN; FT enrollment: 4,480)
  • Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 39 miles; Cumberland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,196)
  • East Tennessee State University (about 47 miles; Johnson City, TN; FT enrollment: 12,774)
  • Hazard Community and Technical College (about 52 miles; Hazard, KY; FT enrollment: 2,087)
  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (about 56 miles; Prestonsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 2,660)
  • Tusculum College (about 62 miles; Greeneville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,070)

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Cemetery: Skeen Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Right Fork Lick Creek (A), Left Fork Lick Creek (B), Laurel Branch (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Russell County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 30.1%
(31.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Virginia:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  66.3%
Whole state:  67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.4%
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:

7.3
Virginia average:

12.3

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Dante CDP (based on Russell County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,20145
Mainline Protestant1,36120
Black Protestant2372
Catholic841
Other532
None19,961-
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: 5
Russell County:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Russell County:

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Russell County:

9.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 16
Here:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.7%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Russell County:

27.0%
Virginia:

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

20.0%
State:

18.6%

4.27% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,407 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.27%
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 Tazewell County, VA  0.62% ($43,852 average AGI)
from Wise County, VA  0.58% ($31,740)
from Washington County, VA  0.55% ($30,333)


4.73% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,584 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.73%
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 Tazewell County, VA  0.70% ($36,951 average AGI)
to Washington County, VA  0.64% ($37,964)
to Wise County, VA  0.53% ($33,935)

Strongest AM radio stations in Dante:

  • WXLZ (1140 AM; daytime; 3 kW; ST. PAUL, VA; Owner: YEARY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDIC (1430 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CLINCHCO, VA; Owner: DICKENSON COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WZAP (690 AM; 10 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: RAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNVA (1350 AM; 5 kW; NORTON, VA; Owner: RADIO-WISE, INC.)
  • WGOC (640 AM; 10 kW; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNRG (940 AM; 5 kW; GRUNDY, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA-KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • WPWT (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, TN; Owner: INFORMATION COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WFHG (980 AM; 5 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WYRV (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CEDAR BLUFF, VA; Owner: FAITH CHRISTIAN MUSIC BROADCASTING MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WHGG (1090 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIO)
  • WBPA (1460 AM; 5 kW; ELKHORN CITY, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP)
  • WLRV (1380 AM; 1 kW; LEBANON, VA; Owner: GARY W. WARD BRAODCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTCW (920 AM; 4 kW; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: T.C.W. BROADCASTING , INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dante:

  • WXLZ-FM (107.3 FM; LEBANON, VA; Owner: YEARY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPKE-FM (103.1 FM; COAL RUN, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WISE-FM (90.5 FM; WISE, VA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA'S COLLEGE AT WISE)
  • WDXC (102.3 FM; POUND, VA; Owner: WDXC RADIO, INC.)
  • WIFX-FM (94.3 FM; JENKINS, KY; Owner: LETCHER COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • W223AA (92.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WXKQ-FM (103.9 FM; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: T.C.W. BROADCASTING , INC.)
  • WTFM (98.5 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WMMT (88.7 FM; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: APPALSHOP, INCORPORATED)
  • WAXM (93.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)
  • WETS-FM (89.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WXBQ-FM (96.9 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCQR-FM (88.3 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WPJO (99.3 FM; ELIZABETHTON, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNVA-FM (106.3 FM; NORTON, VA; Owner: RADIO WISE, INC.)
  • W214AP (90.7 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WSEH (102.7 FM; CUMBERLAND, KY; Owner: CUMBERLAND CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDIC-FM (92.1 FM; CLINCHCO, VA; Owner: DICKENSON COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WRZK (95.9 FM; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, TN; Owner: MURRAY COMMUNICATIONS)

TV broadcast stations around Dante:

  • W58CY (Channel 58; CASTLEWOOD, VA; Owner: RUSSELL COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS)
  • WCYB-TV (Channel 5; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: APPALACHIAN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • W57AI (Channel 57; CASTLEWOOD, VA; Owner: RUSSELL COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WSBN-TV (Channel 47; NORTON, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WLFG (Channel 68; GRUNDY, VA; Owner: LIVING FAITH MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 13m43ftTotal length
  • $598,000Total costs
  • 4,247Total average daily traffic
  • 81Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Horn Hollow Rd (Lat: 36.947889 Lon: -82.292917), Type: Pole, Structure height: 2 m, Call Sign: KNNP660
    Assigned Frequencies: 911.500 MHz, 918.500 MHz, 920.000 MHzGrant Date: 03/14/2012, Expiration Date: 04/05/2021, Certifier: L W AllenRegistrant: Csx Transportation, 6735 Southpoint Dr S, 4th Flr J958, Jacksonville, FL 32216, Phone: (904) 332-5925, Fax: (904) 332-6048, Email:

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • TRAMMEL TANK, Hwy 63 Near Mcclure River (Lat: 37.014167 Lon: -82.286111), Type: Tank, Structure height: 9.8 m, Call Sign: WQIL815
    Assigned Frequencies: 463.612 MHzGrant Date: 03/12/2008, Expiration Date: 03/12/2018, Certifier: Ron PhillipsRegistrant: Boggs Municipal Services, Inc., Wise, VA 24293, Phone: (276) 328-5114, Fax: (276) 328-5115, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Dante)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 15
  • Hazardous Condition: 34

Incident types - Dante

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

Dante compared to Virginia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population 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 significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Dante on our top lists:

  • #50 on the list of "Top 100 high-educated but low-earning cities"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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