Dante, Virginia

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Population in 2010: 649.
Males: 207  (32.0%)
Females: 442  (68.0%)
Median resident age:

50.8 years
Virginia median age:

38.5 years

Zip codes: 24237, 24272.

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Estimated median household income in 2019: $40,955
Dante:

$40,955
VA:

$76,456

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $22,351

Dante CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $103,634
Dante:

$103,634
VA:

$288,800

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $61,559; detached houses: $60,534

Median gross rent in 2019: $749.

March 2019 cost of living index in Dante: 85.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 40.0%
(31.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Dante, VA (2010)
    • 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



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists, there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Dante, Virginia as of March 07, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Dante is 68 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (68.5%), English (9.9%), Irish (1.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1765 feet

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

Distribution of median household income in Dante, VA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Dante, VA in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.6%
Virginia:

4.6%

Earthquake activity:

Dante-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Virginia state average. It is 20% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 75.3 miles away from Dante center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 123.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 248.0 miles away from Dante center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 21.7 miles away from the city 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 Dante 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
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Russell County (15) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 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
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

For population 15 years and over in Dante:

Marital status in Dante, VA
  • Never married: 15.3%
  • Now married: 34.2%
  • Separated: 7.2%
  • Widowed: 30.7%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

For population 25 years and over in Dante:

  • High school or higher: 81.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.9
Virginia average:

12.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Dante, VA (based on Russell County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Russell County:

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

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

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.02 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

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

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.7%
State:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Russell County:

27.0%
Virginia:

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

20.0%
State:

18.6%

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.)
  • Dante, Virginia
  • Fatal accident count9
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents15
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:0
  • Fatalities11
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents20
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • Virginia average
  • Fatal accident count5832
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents8723
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons1976
  • Fatalities6391
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents13254
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents771
See more detailed statistics of Dante fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 56ft / 16.8mTotal length
  • $872,000Total costs
  • 6,376Total average daily traffic
  • 448Total average daily truck traffic
  • 8,461Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Dante, VA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 61950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 21980-1989
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Dante, VA

FCC Registered Private 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 MHz, Grant Date: 03/14/2012, Expiration Date: 04/05/2021, Certifier: L W Allen, Registrant: Csx Transportation, 6735 Southpoint Dr S, 4th Flr J958, Jacksonville, FL 32216, Phone: (904) 332-5925, Fax: (904) 332-6048, Email:

FCC Registered Broadcast 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 MHz, Grant Date: 01/05/2018, Expiration Date: 03/12/2028, Certifier: Ron Phillips, Registrant: Federal License Management, 175 Pine St, Suite 104, Williamsport, PA 17701-6549, Phone: (866) 908-2220, Fax: (570) 323-4002, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Dante)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Dante, VA
  • 95.3%Electricity
  • 4.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Dante, VA
  • 100.0%Electricity


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 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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