For population 25 years and over in Independence:
For population 15 years and over in Independence town:
6 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $505 (0.4%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Winston-Salem, NC (61.3 miles , pop. 185,776).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (83.2 miles , pop. 223,891).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (400.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).
Nearest cities: Sparta, NC (2.9 miles ), Fries, VA (3.4 miles ), Galax, VA (3.6 miles ), Troutdale, VA (4.1 miles ), Sugar Grove, VA (4.2 miles ), Rural Retreat, VA (4.5 miles ), Woodlawn, VA (4.6 miles ), Lansing, NC (4.7 miles) .
Latitude: 36.62 N, Longitude: 81.15 W
Area code: 276
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Independence detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: -27 (-2.7%).
Work and jobs in Independence: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Independence, Virginia
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Independence-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Virginia state average. It is 43% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/7/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 52.9 miles away from the Independence town center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.
On 4/4/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 38.6 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Independence-area historical earthquake activity is above Virginia state average. It is 81% 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 58.3 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 58.6 miles away from Independence 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 58.9 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 18.7 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 48.6 miles away from Independence center
On 10/28/1997 at 10:36:46, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 61.0 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: Wade Ward - Musician.
Hospitals/medical centers near Independence:
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Public high school in Independence:
See full list of schools located in Independence, School District: GRAYSON COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Public elementary/middle schools in Independence:
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 12.8. This is significantly better than average. There were 10 monitors within city limits.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Independence and their reported violations in the past:FAIRVIEW WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 630, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
Drinking water stations with addresses in Independence that have no violations reported:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 24.9%
(23.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.9% for Black residents, 50.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 61.3% for two or more races residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
117 people in nursing homes in 2000
10 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded in 2000
Independence compared to Virginia state average:
Banks with branches in Independence (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Independence (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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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
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.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Independence fatal accident list:
Jan 1, 1982 03:15 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Independence)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:2
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:4
FCC Registered Paging Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Independence)
FAA Registered Aircraft:2
Total of 11 patent applications in 2008-2014.