Independence, Virginia

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Population in 2013: 931 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.1%
 
Males: 476  (51.2%)
Females: 455  (48.8%)
Median resident age:  39.3 years
Virginia median age:  37.6 years

Zip codes: 24348.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $33,258 (it was $18,264 in 2000)
Independence:

$33,258
VA:

$62,666

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,486 (it was $16,137 in 2000)

Independence town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $85,506 (it was $69,700 in 2000)
Independence:

$85,506
VA:

$239,300

Median gross rent in 2013: $476.

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  • Races in Independence, VA (2010)

    Independence races chart
    • 80785.2%White alone
    • 778.1%Black alone
    • 454.8%Hispanic
    • 141.5%Two or more races
    • 40.4%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Independence: 84.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (17.9%), English (8.8%), German (6.4%), Irish (5.8%), Scottish (5.5%), Scotch-Irish (2.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1934

Elevation: 2698 feet

Land area: 2.34 square miles.

Population density: 398 people per square mile   (very low).

Independence,VA real estate house value index trend

Independence, Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Independence:

  • High school or higher: 77.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.5%
  • Unemployed: 2.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Independence town:

  • Never married: 33.4%
  • Now married: 38.1%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 16.7%

14 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.1%
Virginia:

11.5%



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists there were 12 registered sex offenders living in Independence, Virginia as of August 03, 2015.
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 2013: $472 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $479 (0.6%)

Independence satellite photo by USGS

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 2013
Murders 00000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 00001000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0107.50.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 00000000001
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0108.2
Assaults 00210011220
per 100,000 0.00.0211.6106.00.00.0111.7114.2208.8211.40.0
Burglaries 00522210100
per 100,000 0.00.0529.1212.1215.1222.0111.70.0104.40.00.0
Thefts 354854765115
per 100,000 304.3523.0423.3848.4537.6444.0782.1684.9521.91,162.8541.1
Auto thefts 00212210010
per 100,000 0.00.0211.6106.0215.1222.0111.70.00.0105.70.0
Arson 00000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 293.0) 12.721.8117.981.7145.553.173.352.372.8101.256.3

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Independence detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.16
Virginia average:

2.27
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.5%
Virginia:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -27 (-2.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (35%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Manufacturing (25%)
  • Accommodation and food services (18%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Wholesale trade (2%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (2%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (13%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Production occupations (25%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)

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, Virginia average temperatures Independence, Virginia average precipitation Independence, Virginia humidity Independence, Virginia wind speed Independence, Virginia snowfall Independence, Virginia sunshine Independence, Virginia clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Independence-area historical tornado activity is below Virginia state average. It is 62% 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 slightly above Virginia state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 188.4 miles away from the city center
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 Independence 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 the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 204.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 166.9 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
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

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: 4, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Droughts: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Independence topographic map

Birthplace of: Wade Ward - Musician.

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

Hospitals and medical centers in Independence:

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

Other hospitals and medical centers near Independence:

  • ALLEGHANY COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (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)
  • TWIN COUNTY HOSPICE (Hospital, about 13 miles away; GALAX, VA)
  • TWIN COUNTY REGIONAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 14 miles away; GALAX, VA)
  • INTERIM HEALTHCARE OF GALAX (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; GALAX, VA)
  • TWIN COUNTY REGIONAL HH (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; GALAX, VA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Independence:

  • Wytheville Community College (about 24 miles; Wytheville, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,193)
  • Surry Community College (about 30 miles; Dobson, NC; FT enrollment: 2,686)
  • Wilkes Community College (about 34 miles; Wilkesboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,292)
  • Appalachian State University (about 41 miles; Boone, NC; FT enrollment: 17,362)
  • New River Community College (about 42 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 3,007)
  • Radford University (about 49 miles; Radford, VA; FT enrollment: 9,426)
  • King University (about 56 miles; Bristol, TN; FT enrollment: 2,472)

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

Main business address in Independence: GRAYSON BANKSHARES INC (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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 48.2. This is significantly better than average.

City:

48.2
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 30.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.9. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.9
U.S.:

20.2

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

INDEPENDENCE, TOWN OF (Population served: 971, Purch groundwater under infl of surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-16-2009), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-16-2009), St Public Notif received (JUL-01-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-19-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2007 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-20-2009), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-20-2009), St Public Notif received (JUL-01-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-25-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2007 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-20-2009), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-20-2009), St Public Notif received (JUL-01-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-25-2010)
FAIRVIEW WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 500, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
NEW RIVER CAMPGROUND & CANOE (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

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

  • GRANT COMMUNITY (Population served: 225, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 26.0%
(22.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.3% for Black residents, 58.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 45.0% 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
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 significantly below 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.

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 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.0
Virginia average:

12.3

Independence travel time to work - commute Independence mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (56%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (27%)
  • Wood (10%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,81929
Mainline Protestant2,46529
Other1-
None8,248-
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: 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 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 4$13,685$41,0550$0
Police Protection - Officers 2$6,664$39,9843$919
Sewerage 2$5,657$33,9420$0
Water Supply 4$10,238$30,7140$0
Totals for Government 12$36,244$36,2443$919

4.28% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,088 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.28%
Virginia average:

9.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Carroll County, VA  0.94% ($19,160 average AGI)
from Galax city, VA  0.54% ($21,276)
from Alleghany County, NC  0.19% ($20,200)


4.55% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,078 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.55%
Virginia average:

9.20%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Carroll County, VA  0.95% ($24,784 average AGI)
to Galax city, VA  0.41% ($25,409)
to Smyth County, VA  0.30% ($26,313)

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 persons involved: 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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