For population 25 years and over in Fries:
For population 15 years and over in Fries town:
10 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $513 (0.5%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Winston-Salem, NC (58.2 miles , pop. 185,776).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (78.0 miles , pop. 223,891).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (389.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).
Nearest cities: Galax, VA (2.2 miles ), Woodlawn, VA (3.1 miles ), Independence, VA (3.4 miles ), Hillsville, VA (3.7 miles ), Fancy Gap, VA (3.9 miles ), Fort Chiswell, VA (4.0 miles ), Sparta, NC (4.1 miles ), Wytheville, VA (4.1 miles ).
Latitude: 36.72 N, Longitude: 80.98 W
Area code: 276
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
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Population change in the 1990s: -76 (-11.0%).
Work and jobs in Fries: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Fries, Virginia
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Fries-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Virginia state average. It is 44% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/4/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 45.4 miles away from the Fries town center killed one person and injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
On 5/7/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 61.6 miles away from the town center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.
Earthquake activity:Fries-area historical earthquake activity is above Virginia state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 62.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 63.1 miles away from Fries center
On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 63.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/26/1995 at 00:36:17, a magnitude 3.5 (3.1 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 26.5 miles away from the city center
On 2/12/1994 at 02:40:24, a magnitude 3.4 (2.9 ML, 3.4 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 57.1 miles away from Fries center
On 10/28/1997 at 10:36:46, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 65.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Grayson County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 4
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Droughts: 2, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Boyden Carpenter - Country musician.
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Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 12.8. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Fries that have no violations reported:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 17.7%
(18.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
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Religion statistics for Fries (based on Grayson County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 42.88%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 4
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
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4.76% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,977 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:
5.15% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($23,893 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
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FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:2
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:4
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Fries)
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Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2014.