For population 25 years and over in Drakes Branch:
For population 15 years and over in Drakes Branch town:
0 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,009 (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) , Chase City, VA (3.9 miles ), Hampden Sydney, VA (4.4 miles ), Scottsburg, VA (4.4 miles) , Pamplin City, VA (4.4 miles) , Brookneal, VA (4.4 miles ).
Latitude: 36.99 N, Longitude: 78.60 W
Area code: 434
Unemployment in July 2013:
Population change in the 1990s: -62 (-11.0%).
Work and jobs in Drakes Branch: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Drakes Branch, Virginia
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Drakes Branch-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Virginia state average. It is 10% 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 slightly below Virginia state average. It is 92% 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 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, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 29.8 miles away from Drakes Branch 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 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 the city center
On 9/22/2001 at 16:01:20, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, 2.5 LG, Depth: 1.2 mi) earthquake occurred 72.3 miles away from Drakes Branch center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Charlotte County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 4
Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 2, Droughts: 2, Ice Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Drakes Branch:
Drinking water stations with addresses in Drakes Branch and their reported violations in the past:DRAKES BRANCH, TOWN OF (Population served: 504, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 15.8%
(3.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.2% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 13.3% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
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Religion statistics for Drakes Branch (based on Charlotte County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 55.59%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 6
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
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5.93% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,902 average adjusted gross income)
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:
5.55% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($25,061 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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Drakes Branch fatal accident list:
Apr 23, 1977 00:30 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2, Drunken drivers: 1
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Drakes Branch)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:2
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:4
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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