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Population in 2012: 929 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.3%
 

Males: 463  (49.9%)
Females: 466  (50.1%)

Median resident age:  50.9 years
Virginia median age:  35.1 years

Zip codes: 24348.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $29,780 (it was $18,264 in 2000)
Independence:

$29,780
VA:

$61,741
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,633

Independence town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $82,759 (it was $69,700 in 2000)
Independence:

$82,759
VA:

$237,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $111,054; Detached houses: $114,794; Townhouses or other attached units: $66,681; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $188,075; Mobile homes: $25,647

Median gross rent in 2012: $473.

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  • White alone - 807 (85.2%)
  • Black alone - 77 (8.1%)
  • Hispanic - 45 (4.8%)
  • Two or more races - 14 (1.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (0.4%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Independence: 87.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (21.1%), English (9.0%), German (8.8%), Irish (7.7%), Scottish (6.6%), Scotch-Irish (3.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1934

Elevation: 2698 feet

Land area: 2.34 square miles.

Population density: 397 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Independence:

  • High school or higher: 82.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 2.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Independence town:

  • Never married: 29.2%
  • Now married: 40.6%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 10.3%
  • Divorced: 17.1%

11 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.9%
Virginia:  11.6%



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists there were 12 registered sex offenders living in Independence, Virginia as of November 21, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Independence to the number of sex offenders is 77 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $504 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $400 (0.5%)

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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 ), Lowgap, NC (4.1 miles ), Sugar Grove, VA (4.2 miles ), Ivanhoe, VA (4.3 miles ), Rural Retreat, VA (4.5 miles ).

Latitude: 36.62 N, Longitude: 81.15 W

Area code: 276

Independence household income distribution Independence home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Independence by Year
Type 2001 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0000100000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0107.50.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 0000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 0021001122
per 100,000 0.00.0211.6106.00.00.0111.7114.2208.8211.4
Burglaries 0052221010
per 100,000 0.00.0529.1212.1215.1222.0111.70.0104.40.0
Thefts 35485476511
per 100,000 304.3523.0423.3848.4537.6444.0782.1684.9521.91162.8
Auto thefts 0021221001
per 100,000 0.00.0211.6106.0215.1222.0111.70.00.0105.7
Arson 0000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 297.9) 12.721.8117.981.7145.553.173.352.372.8101.2

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Crime rate in Independence detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.11
Virginia average:

2.27

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.9%
Virginia:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -27 (-2.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (29%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Information (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

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).
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Birthplace of: Wade Ward - Musician.

Main business address for: GRAYSON BANKSHARES INC (SAVINGS INSTITUTION, FEDERALLY CHARTERED).


Hospitals/medical centers in Independence:

  • NEW RIVER HOME HEALTH SERVICES, LLC (Home Health Center, 578-B EAST MAIN STREET)
  • GRAYSON NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, 400 SOUTH INDEPENDENCE AVENUE)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Independence:

  • ALLEGHANY COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 9 miles away; SPARTA, NC)
  • ALLEGHANY CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; SPARTA, NC)
  • WADDELL NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; GALAX, VA)

Political contributions by individuals in Independence, VA

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Independence:

  • Appalachian State University (about 41 miles; Boone, NC; Full-time enrollment: 14,923)
  • New River Community College (about 43 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 2,107)
  • Radford University (about 49 miles; Radford, VA; FT enrollment: 7,927)
  • Concord University (about 56 miles; Athens, WV; FT enrollment: 2,364)
  • Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (about 57 miles; Hudson, NC; FT enrollment: 2,172)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (about 59 miles; Blacksburg, VA; FT enrollment: 27,887)
  • Wake Forest University (about 60 miles; Winston Salem, NC; FT enrollment: 6,909)

Public high school in Independence:

Public elementary/middle schools in Independence:

See full list of schools located in Independence, School District: GRAYSON COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Library in Independence:

  • WYTHE-GRAYSON REGIONAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $684,133; Location: 147 S. INDEPENDENCE AVE.; 112,581 books; 5,272 audio materials; 5,767 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 18 state licensed databases; 300 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable location: Grayson County Courthouse (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Independence: Mount Zion Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Historic 1908 Courthouse Foundation (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 107 East Main Street).

Hotel: Grayson Inn & Suites (155 Rainbow Circle Drive).

 
Grayson 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
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AQI  Ozone  PM10

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 19.1. This is significantly better than average.
City:

19.1
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 12.8. This is significantly better than average. There were 10 monitors within city limits.
City:

12.8
U.S.:

22.1

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:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2005 and MAR-13-2006, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-10-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAR-13-2006)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and FEB-11-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-11-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-11-2000)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Independence that have no violations reported:

  • NEW RIVER CAMPGROUND & CANOE (Population served: 70, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 25.9%
(24.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.0% for Black residents, 38.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 46.2% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  1.9 people
Virginia:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  47.1%
Whole state:  67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.1%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Independence, VA

115 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
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:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Independence (2011 data):

  • Grayson National Bank: at 113 West Main Street, branch established on 1900/10/06; East Independence Branch at 802 East Main Street, branch established on 1971/09/17. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $345.8 mil, Deposits: $297.3 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Grayson Bankshares, Inc.
  • Carter Bank & Trust: Independence Office Branch at 449 E. Main Street, branch established on 2002/03/29. Info updated 2007/02/23: Bank assets: $3,970.4 mil, Deposits: $3,610.0 mil, headquarters in Martinsville, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 123 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Independence travel time to work - commute


Independence mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (49%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (34%)
  • Wood (11%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Independence town (based on Grayson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 42.88%
Here42.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Churches of Christ
Adherents42.1%40.9%4.8%3.7%3.2%
Congregations23.9%40.8%4.2%2.8%7.0%
NameSeparate Baptists in ChristChurch of God of ProphecyChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents1.4%1.2%1.2%0.8%0.8%
Congregations4.2%2.8%1.4%1.4%11.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Grayson County:

2.49 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Grayson County:

1.24 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Grayson County:

3.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Here:

5.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.2%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Grayson County:

24.9%
Virginia:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.2%
State:

18.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$3,031$36,3720$0
Other Government Administration 3$7,556$30,2240$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 6$5,099
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$290
Sewerage 2$4,503$27,0180$0
Water Supply 3$5,570$22,2800$0
Totals for Government 9$20,660$27,5477$5,389


4.76% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,977 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.76%
Virginia average:

11.06%

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:
from Carroll County, VA  0.66% ($20,528 average AGI)
from Galax city, VA  0.39% ($15,143)
from Alleghany County, NC  0.35% ($36,053)


5.15% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($23,893 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.15%
Virginia average:

10.78%

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:
to Carroll County, VA  0.86% ($24,298 average AGI)
to Galax city, VA  0.64% ($24,171)
to Wythe County, VA  0.42% ($23,696)

Strongest AM radio stations in Independence:

  • WWWJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; GALAX, VA; Owner: TWIN COUNTY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKSK (580 AM; 5 kW; W.JEFFERSON, NC; Owner: CADDELL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPAQ (740 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT AIRY, NC; Owner: RALPH D. EPPERSON)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WSYD (1300 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT AIRY, NC; Owner: GRANITE CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCOK (1060 AM; daytime; 1 kW; SPARTA, NC; Owner: MOUNTAIN EMPIRE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKNV (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FAIRLAWN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WXIT (1200 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLOWING ROCK, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZAP (690 AM; 10 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: RAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFNR (710 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Independence:

  • WVTR (91.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WBRF (98.1 FM; GALAX, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE RADIO, INC.)
  • W267AN (101.3 FM; WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: TRIAD FAMILY NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMEV-FM (93.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOLD-FM (102.5 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: EMERALD SOUND, INC.)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)
  • WCQR-FM (88.3 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WKBC-FM (97.3 FM; NORTH WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: WILKES BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WPIN-FM (91.5 FM; DUBLIN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WETS-FM (89.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WECR-FM (102.3 FM; BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WXBQ-FM (96.9 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WPSK-FM (107.1 FM; PULASKI, VA; Owner: NEW RIVER VALLEY RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WHAJ (104.5 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WZJS (100.7 FM; BANNER ELK, NC; Owner: HIGHLAND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATES, LLC)
  • W285DG (104.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W225AA (92.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KHPR (88.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WPJO (99.3 FM; ELIZABETHTON, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHKX (106.3 FM; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Independence:

  • W35AD (Channel 35; SPARTA, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)

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
  • Lat: 36.621944 Lon: -81.155833, Call Sign: WPSS847
    Assigned Frequencies: 469.350 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/26/2001, Expiration Date: 07/26/2011, Cancellation Date: 10/01/2011, Certifier: Fred Griffiths
    Registrant: Tnt Logistics North America Inc., 10751 Deerwood Ark Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32256, Phone: (904) 928-1494, Fax: (904) 928-1525, Email:
  • BUCK MTN REP, 3 Mi W Of Independence In Grayson County, Virginia (Lat: 36.645417 Lon: -81.208750), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.8 m, Overall height: 60.9 m, Call Sign: WQMZ289
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.435 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/15/2010, Expiration Date: 11/15/2020, Certifier: Michael E Bolton
    Registrant: Department Of State Police, Richmond, VA 23261-7472, Phone: (804) 674-4644, Fax: (804) 674-2602, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • INDEPENDENCE, End Of State Route 684 (Lat: 36.645000 Lon: -81.208056), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 126.5 m, Call Sign: WPOP884
    Assigned Frequencies: 6745.00 MHz, 6760.00 MHz, 6815.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/12/2008, Expiration Date: 09/14/2018, 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:
  • Pt. Lookout Mtn TS, 6 Mi North Of (Lat: 36.669556 Lon: -81.161194), Type: Tower, Structure height: 24.3 m, Overall height: 28.3 m, Call Sign: WQGY492
    Assigned Frequencies: 6620.62 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/24/2007, Expiration Date: 05/24/2017, Certifier: Jason D Griffith
    Registrant: American Electric Power Service Corporation, One Riverside Plaza, Columbus, OH 43215, Phone: (614) 716-5874, Fax: (614) 716-3535, Email:
  • BUCK MTN, 3 Mi W Of Independence In Grayson County, Virginia (Lat: 36.645417 Lon: -81.208750), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.8 m, Overall height: 60.9 m, Call Sign: WQKV962
    Assigned Frequencies: 6315.84 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6375.14 MHz, 6034.15 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/01/2009, Expiration Date: 10/01/2019, Certifier: Captain John E Furlough
    Registrant: Department Of State Police, Richmond, VA 23261-7472, Phone: (804) 674-4644, Fax: (804) 674-2602, Email:
  • BUCK MOUNTAIN, End Of State Route 684 (Lat: 36.645000 Lon: -81.208056), Type: Tower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 126.5 m, Call Sign: WQNF492
    Assigned Frequencies: 10775.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/19/2011, Expiration Date: 01/19/2021, Certifier: Debbie Bolen
    Registrant: Radyn, Inc, Silver Spring, MD 20914, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • Point Lookout Mountain, 3 Miles North Of (Lat: 36.666778 Lon: -81.166472), Call Sign: KNKC693
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.100 MHz, 158.100 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/03/2009, Expiration Date: 04/01/2019
    Registrant: Hall, Estill, Hardwick, Gable, Golden & Nelson, P.C., 1120 20th Street, Nw, Suite 700 North, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 973-1210, Fax: (202) 973-1212, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Independence)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: BEECH A36 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 138 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-550 SERIES (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3152E , Serial Number: E-2880, Year manufactured: 1994, Airworthiness Date: 07/25/1994
    Registrant (Partnership): International Meriwether, 725 Collinswood Ln, Independence, VA 24348
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182J (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3173F , Serial Number: 18257273, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 06/03/1966
    Registrant (Corporation): Independence Lumber Inc, 407 Lumber Ln, Independence, VA 24348



Most common first names in Independence, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James4571.1 years
John4276.2 years
William4072.6 years
Robert3271.9 years
Mary2578.6 years
Thomas2174.6 years
Virginia1976.3 years
Paul1677.6 years
George1477.0 years
Ruby1478.5 years
Most common last names in Independence, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Cox7681.0 years
Phipps6178.2 years
Osborne4375.3 years
Hash4077.1 years
Ward3177.6 years
Bobbitt2972.8 years
Anders2874.1 years
Halsey2380.6 years
Roberts2275.7 years
Martin2176.1 years
Businesses in Independence, VA
NameCountNameCount
FedEx1Subway1
La-Z-Boy1U.S. Cellular1
Lane Furniture1UPS2
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Top Patent Applicants
  • Gregory M. Webb (8)
  • Willis D. Ward (2)
  • John E. Smith (2)
  • Tracy Whalen (1)
  • William F. Halsey (1)

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