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Population in 2012: 263 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -11.4%
 

Males: 109  (41.7%)
Females: 154  (58.3%)

Median resident age:  44.5 years
Virginia median age:  35.1 years

Zip codes: 23839, 23846, 23888.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $33,738 (it was $41,667 in 2000)
Dendron:

$33,738
VA:

$61,741
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,771

Dendron town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $119,805 (it was $51,700 in 2000)
Dendron:

$119,805
VA:

$237,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $123,510; Detached houses: $130,018; Mobile homes: $93,500

Median gross rent in 2012: $825.

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Dendron races chart
  • Black alone - 156 (57.4%)
  • White alone - 101 (37.1%)
  • Hispanic - 8 (2.9%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (1.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.7%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Dendron: 85.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (10.7%), Irish (6.9%), French (5.3%), United States (4.8%), Italian (1.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1906

Elevation: 108 feet

Land area: 3.57 square miles.

Population density: 74 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Dendron:

  • High school or higher: 86.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%
  • Unemployed: 10.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 41.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dendron town:

  • Never married: 39.1%
  • Now married: 37.9%
  • Separated: 5.0%
  • Widowed: 9.6%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $975 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $745 (0.8%)

Dendron satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Newport News, VA (24.9 miles , pop. 180,150).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Norfolk, VA (38.9 miles , pop. 234,403).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (226.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Wakefield, VA (2.4 miles ), Surry, VA (2.9 miles ), Waverly, VA (3.0 miles ), Ivor, VA (3.1 miles ), Scotland, VA (3.6 miles ), Claremont, VA (3.6 miles ), Rushmere, VA (3.8 miles ), Jamestown district, VA (4.1 miles) .

Latitude: 37.04 N, Longitude: 76.93 W

Area code: 757

Dendron household income distribution Dendron home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.0%
Virginia:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -9 (-2.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (24%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (37%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Cashiers (18%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Engineers (6%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other financial specialists (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)

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Tornado activity:

Dendron-area historical tornado activity is above Virginia state average. It is 31% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/6/1993, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.5 miles away from the Dendron town center killed 4 people and injured 246 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/19/1978, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.4 miles away from the town center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Dendron-area historical earthquake activity is below Virginia state average. It is 94% 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 65.2 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 79.5 miles away from Dendron center
On 3/15/1991 at 06:54:08, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 10.9 mi) earthquake occurred 72.5 miles away from the city 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 82.3 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 Surry County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 4, Storms: 3, Tropical Depressions: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Curtis W. Harris - African s' rights activist.


Hospitals/medical centers near Dendron:

  • WAVERLY HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; WAVERLY, VA)
  • NEIGHBOURS PLACE, THE (Hospital, about 16 miles away; ZUNI, VA)

Political contributions by individuals in Dendron, VA

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dendron:

  • College of William and Mary (about 20 miles; Williamsburg, VA; Full-time enrollment: 7,397)
  • Christopher Newport University (about 25 miles; Newport News, VA; FT enrollment: 4,722)
  • Thomas Nelson Community College (about 29 miles; Hampton, VA; FT enrollment: 3,554)
  • Virginia State University (about 30 miles; Petersburg, VA; FT enrollment: 4,635)
  • Hampton University (about 34 miles; Hampton, VA; FT enrollment: 4,789)
  • John Tyler Community College (about 34 miles; Chester, VA; FT enrollment: 2,773)
  • Old Dominion University (about 37 miles; Norfolk, VA; FT enrollment: 15,643)

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

 
Surry County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Dendron and their reported violations in the past:

DENDRON, TOWN OF (Population served: 375, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (SEP-15-2003), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-02-2003), St Public Notif requested (OCT-02-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-23-2002), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-23-2002), St Public Notif received (NOV-13-2002)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-24-2002), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-24-2002), St Public Notif received (OCT-15-2002)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2000, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-23-2000), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-23-2000), St Public Notif received (NOV-28-2000)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 7.7%
(12.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 4.4% for Black residents, 60.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Virginia:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  63.0%
Whole state:  67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.7%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Dendron, VA

Dendron compared to Virginia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Dendron travel time to work - commute


Dendron mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (73%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20%)
  • Utility gas (5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Dendron town (based on Surry County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 21.77%
Here21.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal Church Additional (Not in any CCC Body) Congregational Christian ChurchesOther
Adherents54.9%34.8%4.8%3.2%2.2%
Congregations33.3%33.3%11.1%11.1%11.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
This county:

1.41 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Surry County:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Surry County:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.4%
State:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

31.6%
Virginia:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Surry County:

9.2%
Virginia:

18.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
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$1,360
Other Government Administration 1$2,482$29,7846$1,224
Totals for Government 1$2,482$29,7847$2,584


8.22% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($39,399 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.22%
Virginia average:

11.06%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Isle of Wight County, VA  1.09% ($33,000 average AGI)
from Newport News city, VA  1.01% ($33,680)
from Hampton city, VA  0.53% ($70,462)


6.52% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,481 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.52%
Virginia average:

10.78%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Isle of Wight County, VA  0.91% ($25,682 average AGI)
to Newport News city, VA  0.91% ($24,409)
to Sussex County, VA  0.74% ($31,778)

Strongest AM radio stations in Dendron:

  • WRJR (670 AM; 20 kW; CLAREMONT, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE-PORTSMOUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WKGM (940 AM; 10 kW; SMITHFIELD, VA; Owner: WKGM, INC.)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDZY (1290 AM; 25 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WGH (1310 AM; 20 kW; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WPMH (1010 AM; 10 kW; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WGGM (820 AM; 10 kW; CHESTER, VA; Owner: HOFFMAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNIS (790 AM; 5 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)
  • WHKT (1650 AM; 10 kW; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dendron:

  • WAFX (106.9 FM; SUFFOLK, VA; Owner: TIDEWATER COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • 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)
  • WJCD (107.7 FM; WINDSOR, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVKL (95.7 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: ENTERCOM NORFOLK LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKOC (93.7 FM; CHESAPEAKE, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WCWM (90.7 FM; WILLIAMSBURG, VA; Owner: THE COLLEGE OF WILLIAM & MARY IN VA.)
  • WLQM-FM (101.7 FM; FRANKLIN, VA; Owner: FRANKLIN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKLR (96.5 FM; FORT LEE, VA; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WSVY-FM (105.3 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W291AJ (106.1 FM; WAVERLY, VA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WYCS (91.5 FM; YORKTOWN, VA; Owner: CREATIVE EDUCATIONAL MEDIA CORP. INC.)
  • WARV-FM (100.3 FM; PETERSBURG, VA; Owner: MAINQUAD COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • W271AD (102.1 FM; SMITHFIELD, VA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)

TV broadcast stations around Dendron:

  • WTKR (Channel 3; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • 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)
  • WGNT (Channel 27; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: UPN TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WCVE-TV (Channel 23; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVBT (Channel 43; VIRGINIA BEACH, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WRLH-TV (Channel 35; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: WRLH LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WBTD-LP (Channel 66; SUFFOLK, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WYSJ-CA (Channel 31; YORKTOWN, VA; Owner: JBS, INC.)
  • WKTD-CA (Channel 17; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)

Dendron fatal accident list:

Aug 1, 1982 06:15 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1



FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 37.121611 Lon: -76.866278, Call Sign: WQCS599
    Assigned Frequencies: 466.550 MHz, 466.775 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/16/2005, Expiration Date: 05/16/2015, Certifier: John A Hankins
    Registrant: Lao 20508716, 102 East Middle Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (800) 886-4222, Fax: (717) 337-9157, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: N4IAR, Licensee ID: L01362871
    Grant Date: 01/29/2008, Expiration Date: 03/26/2018
    Registrant: Lyle A Hedden, 471 Azalea Ln, Dendron, VA 23839-2405
  • Call Sign: WD4EIQ, Licensee ID: L00918539
    Grant Date: 03/05/1998, Expiration Date: 03/05/2008, Cancellation Date: 03/06/2010
    Registrant: Louis E Conary, 2194 Colonial Trail West, Dendron, VA 23839
  • Call Sign: KK4HLO, Licensee ID: L01690584
    Grant Date: 03/09/2012, Expiration Date: 03/09/2022, Certifier: Douglas A Leidy
    Registrant: Douglas A Leidy, Dendron, VA 23839


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2


Most common first names in Dendron, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John972.3 years
Robert876.7 years
Thomas777.9 years
James671.6 years
Joseph673.6 years
Mary690.2 years
William677.9 years
George580.6 years
Herbert482.0 years
Frances477.3 years
Most common last names in Dendron, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Gilchrist1283.4 years
Johnson1074.3 years
Jones882.2 years
James880.1 years
Stringfield784.4 years
Spratley688.0 years
Cooke683.3 years
Bailey681.8 years
Faison583.2 years
Collier573.2 years
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