Drakes Branch, Virginia

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Population in 2017: 509 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +1.0%
 
Males: 230  (45.2%)
Females: 279  (54.8%)
Median resident age:

36.3 years
Virginia median age:

38.2 years

Zip codes: 23937, 23947, 23967.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $39,207 (it was $25,583 in 2000)
Drakes Branch:

$39,207
VA:

$71,535

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,520 (it was $15,701 in 2000)

Drakes Branch town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $146,826 (it was $63,800 in 2000)
Drakes Branch:

$146,826
VA:

$273,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $107,765; detached houses: $129,047; mobile homes: $51,050

Median gross rent in 2017: $545.

March 2019 cost of living index in Drakes Branch: 84.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 40.4%
(23.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 61.5% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Drakes Branch, VA (2017)
    • 40851.8%Black alone
    • 30739.0%White alone
    • 476.0%Hispanic
    • 91.1%Two or more races
    • 70.9%Asian alone
    • 30.4%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Drakes Branch, Virginia as of June 01, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Drakes Branch is 196 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (14.5%), English (4.9%), Irish (4.8%), Italian (2.5%), Hungarian (1.6%), Scottish (1.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 383 feet

Land area: 4.14 square miles.

Population density: 123 people per square mile   (very low).

Drakes Branch, Virginia map

34 residents are foreign born (1.3% Europe).

This town:

4.3%
Virginia:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $603 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $715 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lynchburg, VA (42.3 miles , pop. 65,269).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (81.2 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (279.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Charlotte Court House, VA (2.2 miles ),
Keysville, VA (2.7 miles ),
Phenix, VA (3.2 miles),
Clover, VA (3.6 miles ),
Thynedale, VA (3.7 miles),
Chase City, VA (3.9 miles ),
Whitesville, VA (4.1 miles ),
Lunenburg, VA (4.3 miles)

Latitude: 36.99 N, Longitude: 78.60 W

Area code: 434

Distribution of median household income in Drakes Branch, VA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Drakes Branch, VA in 2017
Drakes Branch satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.8%
Virginia:

3.0%
Most common industries in Drakes Branch, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (16.9%)
  • Educational services (10.2%)
  • Public administration (9.3%)
  • Wood products (8.9%)
  • Construction (7.1%)
  • Health care (7.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (22.2%)
  • Construction (13.9%)
  • Wood products (12.0%)
  • Public administration (8.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (17.9%)
  • Health care (13.7%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (12.0%)
  • Public administration (10.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.7%)
  • Food (6.8%)
  • Wood products (6.0%)
Most common occupations in Drakes Branch, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.2%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (13.0%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Electricians (5.6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (6.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.0%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5.1%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.1%)

Average climate in Drakes Branch, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Drakes Branch-area historical tornado activity is near Virginia state average. It is 39% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/24/1969, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 27.4 miles away from the Drakes Branch town center killed one person and injured 4 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 10/13/1983, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 0.9 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Drakes Branch-area historical earthquake activity is near Virginia state average. It is 84% 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 56.3 miles away from Drakes Branch center
On 10/21/1998 at 05:56:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 8.3 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 29.8 miles away from the city 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 304.4 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) earthquake occurred 60.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 325.6 miles away from Drakes Branch center
On 3/15/1991 at 06:54:08, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 10.9 mi) earthquake occurred 64.3 miles away from Drakes Branch center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Charlotte County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 4, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Droughts: 2, Ice Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Drakes Branch topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Drakes Branch:

  • Longwood University (about 25 miles; Farmville, VA; Full-time enrollment: 4,565)
  • Southside Virginia Community College (about 40 miles; Alberta, VA; FT enrollment: 3,716)
  • Liberty University (about 41 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 61,625)
  • Central Virginia Community College (about 41 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 2,759)
  • Lynchburg College (about 43 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 2,456)
  • Vance-Granville Community College (about 47 miles; Henderson, NC; FT enrollment: 3,232)
  • Danville Community College (about 54 miles; Danville, VA; FT enrollment: 2,747)

Points of interest:

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Churches in Drakes Branch include: Saint Michaels Church (A), Mount Calvary Church (B), Organ Hill Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Biro's Inn Apts Offices RV Camp (201 Proctor St).

Charlotte County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Drakes Branch and their reported violations in the past:

DRAKES BRANCH, TOWN OF (Population served: 530, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2014, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-07-2013), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-07-2013), St Public Notif received (SEP-05-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-30-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-02-2012), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-02-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-30-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-05-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-16-2005), St Public Notif requested (MAY-16-2005), St Public Notif received (JUN-02-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUN-21-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Average household size:
This town:

2.3 people
Virginia:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

55.0%
Whole state:

67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

4.8%
Whole state:

5.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Drakes Branch (2011 data):

  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Drakes Branch Branch at Main Street, branch established on 1983/06/06. Info updated 2011/10/11: Bank assets: $20,566.4 mil, Deposits: $17,596.8 mil, headquarters in Raleigh, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 433 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.
  • River Community Bank, National Association: Main Street Branch at 4677 Main Street, branch established on 2006/06/12. Info updated 2012/03/12: Bank assets: $95.6 mil, Deposits: $84.8 mil, headquarters in Martinsville, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: River Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Drakes Branch:

Marital status in Drakes Branch, VA
  • Never married: 34.8%
  • Now married: 32.6%
  • Separated: 5.0%
  • Widowed: 12.8%
  • Divorced: 14.8%

For population 25 years and over in Drakes Branch:

  • High school or higher: 82.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.9%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.2
Virginia average:

12.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Drakes Branch, VA (based on Charlotte County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,81819
Other2,0504
Mainline Protestant1,85325
None4,865-
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: 6
Charlotte County:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Charlotte County:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Charlotte County:

5.70 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

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

3.26 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

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

11.4%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.4%
Virginia:

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

18.2%
Virginia:

18.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.3%
Virginia:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Drakes Branch:

46.5%
Virginia:

47.8%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.8
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Drakes Branch:

16.9%
State:

20.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

14.0%
Virginia:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.6
Virginia:

6.8

Overweight people:
Drakes Branch:

36.9%
State:

33.7%

General health condition:
Here:

53.4%
State:

56.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

83.4%
State:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Drakes Branch, 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
Streets and Highways 2$2,039$12,2340$0
Water Supply 1$3,098$37,1760$0
Sewerage 1$4,515$54,1800$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$3,313
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 2$5,329
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Financial Administration 0$0 2$844
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 4$9,652$28,9566$9,486

Drakes Branch government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $976,000 ($1917.49)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $107,000 ($210.22)
    Water Utilities: $72,000 ($141.45)
    Central Staff Services: $55,000 ($108.06)
    Regular Highways: $33,000 ($64.83)
    Police Protection: $22,000 ($43.22)
    Local Fire Protection: $18,000 ($35.36)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($9.82)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $94,000 ($184.68)

Drakes Branch government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $109,000 ($214.15)
    Other: $7,000 ($13.75)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $510,000 ($1001.96)
    Other: $12,000 ($23.58)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $29,000 ($56.97)
    Fines and Forfeits: $7,000 ($13.75)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($1.96)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $75,000 ($147.35)
  • State Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $21,000 ($41.26)
    Other: $10,000 ($19.65)
    General Local Government Support: $7,000 ($13.75)
  • Tax - Property: $61,000 ($119.84)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $20,000 ($39.29)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $13,000 ($25.54)
    Public Utilities Sales: $11,000 ($21.61)
    Motor Vehicle License: $4,000 ($7.86)
    Other: $2,000 ($3.93)

Drakes Branch government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $755,000 ($1483.30)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $755,000 ($1483.30)

Drakes Branch government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $288,000 ($565.82)

4.65% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($42,879 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.65%
Virginia average:

9.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Prince Edward County, VA  0.72% ($27,387 average AGI)
from Mecklenburg County, VA  0.56% ($30,708)
from Lunenburg County, VA  0.49% ($29,524)


5.57% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,585 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.57%
Virginia average:

9.76%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Prince Edward County, VA  0.81% ($24,771 average AGI)
to Mecklenburg County, VA  0.58% ($32,200)
to Halifax County, VA  0.51% ($32,773)

Businesses in Drakes Branch, VA

  • True Value: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Drakes Branch:

  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WSVS (800 AM; 5 kW; CREWE, VA; Owner: COLONIAL BROADCASTING OF CREWE, INC.)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLLL (930 AM; 10 kW; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: HUBBARD'S ADVERTISING AGENCY, INC.)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WOWZ (1280 AM; 5 kW; APPOMATTOX, VA; Owner: ONECOM, INC.)
  • WDZY (1290 AM; 25 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WLVA (590 AM; 5 kW; LYNCHBURG, VA)
  • WSHV (1370 AM; daytime; 4 kW; SOUTH HILL, VA; Owner: OLD BELT BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WKLV (1440 AM; 5 kW; BLACKSTONE, VA; Owner: DENBAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Drakes Branch:

  • WKJS (104.7 FM; CREWE, VA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WZZU (97.9 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: TRAVIS MEDIA L.L.C.)
  • WNRS-FM (89.9 FM; SWEET BRIAR, VA; Owner: SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE)
  • WMJA (102.7 FM; APPOMATTOX, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFXQ (99.9 FM; CHASE CITY, VA; Owner: JOYNER RADIO, INC.)
  • WYYD (107.9 FM; AMHERST, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W265AS (100.9 FM; CONCORD, VA; Owner: PAUL H. PASSINK)
  • WRVL (88.3 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: LIBERTY UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • WJJX (101.7 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFLO-FM (95.7 FM; FARMVILLE, VA; Owner: COLONIAL BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WHLF-FM (95.3 FM; SOUTH BOSTON, VA; Owner: JLC PROPERTIES, INC)
  • WTTX-FM (107.1 FM; APPOMATTOX, VA; Owner: CLL, INC.)
  • WVHL (92.9 FM; FARMVILLE, VA; Owner: THE FARMVILLE HERALD, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Drakes Branch:

  • WWAY (Channel 3; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WERI-LP (Channel 39; KEYSVILLE, VA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSVL-LP (Channel 48; KEYSVILLE, ETC., VA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Drakes Branch fatal accident list:

Apr 23, 1977 00:30 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 52ft / 15.8mTotal length
  • $4,233,000Total costs
  • 4,675Total average daily traffic
  • 433Total average daily truck traffic
  • 7,093Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Drakes Branch)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Fire Twr Rt 15 (Lat: 36.909583 Lon: -78.528333), Structure height: 34 m, Call Sign: WNRK665,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.255 MHz, 159.330 MHz, 159.450 MHz, Grant Date: 11/10/2011, Expiration Date: 01/29/2022, Registrant: Fcca, 402 11th Street, Grand Rapids, MN 55744, Phone: (218) 885-2226, Email:
  • Lat: 36.993611 Lon: -78.602222, Call Sign: WQJD379,
    Assigned Frequencies: 39.5400 MHz, 153.875 MHz, Grant Date: 05/03/2018, Expiration Date: 07/30/2028, Certifier: Ira T Galbreath, Registrant: Virginia Information Technolgies Agency, 11751 Meadowville Lane, Chester, VA 23836, Phone: (804) 416-6199, Fax: (386) 322-2502, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • DRAKES, 13255 Crafton's Gate Hwy (Lat: 36.906500 Lon: -78.525056), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Overall height: 60.6 m, Call Sign: WQSE270,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6315.84 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, Grant Date: 09/09/2013, Expiration Date: 09/09/2023, Certifier: Steven T Campbell, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • DRAKES BRANCH, 288 Isabella St (Lat: 36.997333 Lon: -78.608972), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Call Sign: WRCK730,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10775.0 MHz, Grant Date: 10/26/2018, Expiration Date: 10/26/2028, Certifier: Steven T Campbell, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • CRAFTONS GATE, 10202 Craftons Gate Hwy (Lat: 36.926472 Lon: -78.566500), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WRCK736,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10855.0 MHz, Grant Date: 10/26/2018, Expiration Date: 10/26/2028, Certifier: Steven T Campbell, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Drakes Branch)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 10. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 26 took place in 2007, and the least - 0 in 2015. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Drakes Branch, VA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (44.0%), and Outside Fires (35.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Drakes Branch, VA
    • 7344.0%Structure Fires
    • 5935.5%Outside Fires
    • 2816.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 63.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Drakes Branch, VA
Most common first names in Drakes Branch, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James2272.8 years
William2071.1 years
Mary1778.2 years
John1772.3 years
Robert1278.8 years
Richard1062.4 years
Charlie1073.5 years
Annie875.7 years
Charles763.4 years
George770.0 years
Most common last names in Drakes Branch, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Adams1672.4 years
Roberts1666.2 years
Smith1273.5 years
Scott1177.6 years
Johnson1077.3 years
Wallace1078.5 years
Tharpe1072.8 years
Lacks963.8 years
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Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Drakes Branch, VA
  • 54.3%Electricity
  • 20.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 17.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 7.9%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Drakes Branch, VA
  • 73.5%Electricity
  • 17.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.1%Wood
  • 4.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Drakes Branch 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 above state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Drakes Branch on our top lists:

  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Hungary (population 500+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
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