Free Union, Virginia

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Population in 2010: 193.
Males: 56  (29.2%)
Females: 137  (70.8%)
Median resident age:  47.8 years
Virginia median age:  38.2 years

Zip code: 22940

Estimated median household income in 2016: $71,975
Free Union:

$71,975
VA:

$68,114

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $39,249

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $331,700
Free Union:

$331,700
VA:

$264,000

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $467,363; Detached houses: $470,101

Median gross rent in 2016: $1,309.

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  • Races in Free Union, VA (2010)

    Free Union races chart
    • 17892.2%White alone
    • 73.6%Two or more races
    • 42.1%Hispanic
    • 21.0%American Indian alone
    • 10.5%Black alone
    • 10.5%Asian alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Free Union: 87.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Italian (34.2%), Irish (13.0%), Scotch-Irish (7.5%), German (2.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 585 feet

For population 25 years and over in Free Union:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 38.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 19.0%

For population 15 years and over in Free Union CDP:

  • Never married: 23.9%
  • Now married: 49.2%
  • Separated: 12.6%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 14.2%

8 residents are foreign born

This place:

2.7%
Virginia:

11.9%



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Free Union, Virginia as of May 26, 2019.
The ratio of number of residents in Free Union to the number of sex offenders is 298 to 1.


Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lynchburg, VA (61.6 miles , pop. 65,269).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Washington, DC (99.0 miles , pop. 572,059).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (223.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Rivanna, VA (2.5 miles ), Ivy, VA (2.7 miles ), Hollymead, VA (2.7 miles ), Piney Mountain, VA (2.9 miles ), University of Virginia, VA (2.9 miles ), Twin Lakes, VA (3.1 miles ), Charlottesville, VA (3.1 miles ), Crozet, VA (3.1 miles ).

Latitude: 38.15 N, Longitude: 78.56 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 434

Free Union household income distribution Free Union home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.5%
Virginia:

4.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (44%)
  • Educational services (44%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Retail trade (64%)
  • Finance and insurance (14%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (44%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (25%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (37%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (14%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)

Tornado activity:

Free Union-area historical tornado activity is near Virginia state average. It is 40% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/30/1959, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.8 miles away from the Free Union place center killed 11 people and injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/25/1985, a category F3 tornado 8.5 miles away from the place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Free Union-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 53.4 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 250.4 miles away from Free Union 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 292.4 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, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 38.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 275.3 miles away from Free Union center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 202.4 miles away from the city 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 Albemarle County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 6, Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Floods: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Earthquake: 1, Fire: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Free Union:

  • SENTARA HOME CARE SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA)
  • CARESOUTH HOMECARE PROFESSIONALS (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; CHARLOTTESVLE, VA)
  • ELDERCARE GARDENS (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA)
  • TRINITY MISSION HEALTH/REHAB OF CHARLOTTESVILLE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA)
  • CHARLOTTESVILLE NORTH DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA)
  • OUR LADY OF PEACE INC (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA)
  • THE LAURELS OF CHARLOTTESVILLE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA)

Amtrak station near Free Union:

  • 10 miles: CHARLOTTSVILLE (CHARLOTTESVILE, 810 W. MAIN ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Free Union:

  • University of Virginia-Main Campus (about 9 miles; Charlottesville, VA; Full-time enrollment: 22,274)
  • Piedmont Virginia Community College (about 12 miles; Charlottesville, VA; FT enrollment: 3,029)
  • Blue Ridge Community College (about 23 miles; Weyers Cave, VA; FT enrollment: 2,891)
  • James Madison University (about 26 miles; Harrisonburg, VA; FT enrollment: 19,727)
  • Germanna Community College (about 46 miles; Locust Grove, VA; FT enrollment: 4,455)
  • Longwood University (about 60 miles; Farmville, VA; FT enrollment: 4,565)
  • University of Mary Washington (about 61 miles; Fredericksburg, VA; FT enrollment: 4,506)

Private high school in Free Union:

  • FORK UNION MILITARY ACADEMY (Students: 378, Location: 4744 JAMES MADISON HWY, Grades: 6-12, Boys only)

Public elementary/middle school in Free Union:

  • CARYSBROOK ELEM (Location: 9172 JAMES MADISON HIGHWAY, Grades: 3-4)

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Church in Free Union: Free Union Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Burruss Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Band Inc (Museums; 5898 Free Union Road).

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 49.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

49.3
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 2.89. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.89
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 28.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 20.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 25.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.1
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.54. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.54
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 6.9%
(43.5% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Virginia:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  74.3%
Whole state:  67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  10.8%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.4% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.7
Virginia average:

12.3

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Free Union CDP (based on Albemarle County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant12,61061
Mainline Protestant9,67134
Other2,36211
Catholic1661
Black Protestant-1
None74,161-
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: 24
Albemarle County:

2.59 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

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

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 11
Albemarle County:

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Albemarle County:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 58
Here:

6.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.2%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Albemarle County:

23.3%
Virginia:

26.7%

10.51% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($60,207 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.51%
Virginia average:

9.34%

0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries ($617 average AGI)
Albemarle County:

0.14%
Virginia average:

0.21%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Charlottesville city, VA  2.00% ($41,623 average AGI)
from Fluvanna County, VA  0.47% ($39,903)
from Greene County, VA  0.41% ($41,174)


10.08% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($51,788 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.08%
Virginia average:

9.20%

0.19% of residents moved to foreign countries ($754 average AGI)
Albemarle County:

0.19%
Virginia average:

0.20%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Charlottesville city, VA  1.71% ($38,923 average AGI)
to Fluvanna County, VA  0.55% ($37,580)
to Greene County, VA  0.42% ($37,048)

Strongest AM radio stations in Free Union:

  • WINA (1070 AM; 5 kW; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: EURE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCHV (1260 AM; 5 kW; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKTR (840 AM; daytime; 8 kW; EARLYSVILLE, VA; Owner: WKTR, INC.)
  • WSVA (550 AM; 10 kW; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WKCI (970 AM; 5 kW; WAYNESBORO, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKCW (1420 AM; 50 kW; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKAV (1400 AM; 1 kW; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHBG (1360 AM; 5 kW; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WKCY (1300 AM; 5 kW; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Free Union:

  • WVTU (89.3 FM; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WCYK-FM (99.7 FM; STAUNTON, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWWV (97.5 FM; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: EURE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WUMX (107.5 FM; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: AIR VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • WVTW (88.5 FM; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION, INC)
  • WNRN (91.9 FM; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: STU-COMM, INC.)
  • WTJU (91.1 FM; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA)
  • WMRY (103.5 FM; CROZET, VA; Owner: JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY BOARD OF VISITORS)
  • W240AF (95.9 FM; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WUVA (92.7 FM; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: WUVA, INC.)
  • WACL (98.5 FM; ELKTON, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMXH-FM (105.7 FM; LURAY, VA; Owner: EASY RADIO, INC.)
  • WPVA (90.1 FM; WAYNESBORO, VA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WQPO (100.7 FM; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WHTE-FM (101.9 FM; RUCKERSVILLE, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQMZ (95.1 FM; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: EURE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTON-FM (94.3 FM; STAUNTON, VA; Owner: HIGH IMPACT COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WFFX-FM (102.3 FM; CROZET, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCUL (103.1 FM; CULPEPER, VA; Owner: JOYNER LICENSE, INC.)
  • WNRS-FM (89.9 FM; SWEET BRIAR, VA; Owner: SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Free Union:

  • WHTJ (Channel 41; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVIR-TV (Channel 29; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W50CM (Channel 50; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: SHENANDOAH VALLEY EDUCUCATIONAL TV CORP.)
  • W10CE (Channel 10; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: THE RECTOR & VISITORS OF UNIV. OF VA)
  • WADA-LP (Channel 55; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 4m13ftTotal length
  • $455,000Total costs
  • 1,006Total average daily traffic
  • 16Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,963Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: COLUMBIA AIRCRAFT MFG LC41-550FG (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-550-C (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1310M , Serial Number: 41678, Year manufactured: 2006, Airworthiness Date: 08/22/2006
    Registrant (Corporation): N1310m LLC, Po Box 82, Free Union, VA 22940

Drinking water stations with addresses in Free Union and their reported violations in the past:

FAITH MISSION HOME (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-27-2011), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-27-2011), St Public Notif received (NOV-17-2011), St Compliance achieved (NOV-29-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-15-2007), St Public Notif requested (OCT-15-2007), St Public Notif received (OCT-22-2007), St Compliance achieved (NOV-13-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Treatment Technique No Certif. Operator - In JUN-12-2006, Contaminant: DBP Stage 1. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-12-2006), St Public Notif requested (JUN-12-2006), St Public Notif received (JUN-21-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-08-2006)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

Free Union compared to Virginia 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 significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
There are 6 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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