Sandy Level, Virginia

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Population in 2010: 484. Population change since 2000: -29.8%
Males: 246  (50.9%)
Females: 238  (49.1%)
Median resident age:  47.0 years
Virginia median age:  35.1 years

Zip codes: 24054.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,174 (it was $20,089 in 2000)
Sandy Level:

$32,174
VA:

$61,741
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,136 (it was $12,757 in 2000)

Sandy Level CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $58,950 (it was $44,600 in 2000)
Sandy Level:

$58,950
VA:

$237,800
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $71,941; Detached houses: $78,293; Mobile homes: $49,462

Median gross rent in 2012: $854.

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  • Black alone - 301 (62.2%)
  • White alone - 171 (35.3%)
  • Two or more races - 8 (1.7%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (0.8%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sandy Level: 85.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (11.2%), English (5.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 6.74 square miles.

Population density: 72 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Sandy Level:

  • High school or higher: 70.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sandy Level CDP:

  • Never married: 46.0%
  • Now married: 27.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.5%
  • Divorced: 23.2%

16 residents are foreign born (2.3% Latin America).

This place:  2.3%
Virginia:  11.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $351 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $388 (0.8%)

Sandy Level satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Greensboro, NC (33.6 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (344.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Eden, NC (1.9 miles ), Ridgeway, VA (2.7 miles ), Chatmoss, VA (3.1 miles ), Laurel Park, VA (3.1 miles ), Wentworth, NC (3.3 miles ), Martinsville, VA (3.4 miles ), Stoneville, NC (3.4 miles ), Ruffin, NC (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 36.56 N, Longitude: 79.73 W

Area code: 434

Sandy Level household income distribution Sandy Level home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.4%
Virginia:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (80%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (31%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (36%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (13%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (6%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (5%)
  • Art and design workers (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (19%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Personal appearance workers (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)

Work and jobs in Sandy Level: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Sandy Level, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Sandy Level-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Virginia state average. It is 42% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/20/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.6 miles away from the Sandy Level place center killed 2 people and injured 27 people and caused $34 million in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category F3 tornado 31.4 miles away from the place center injured 30 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sandy Level-area historical earthquake activity is near Virginia state average. It is 83% 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 258.2 miles away from the city center
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 123.2 miles away from Sandy Level center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 242.7 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) earthquake occurred 129.2 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 131.1 miles away from Sandy Level center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 242.2 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 Henry County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 4, Floods: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sandy Level topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Sandy Level:

  • MOREHEAD NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; EDEN, NC)
  • BRIAN CENTER HEALTH AND REHAB/EDEN (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; EDEN, NC)
  • BRIAN CENTER OF EF EDEN INC (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; EDEN, NC)
  • MOREHEAD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 5 miles away; EDEN, NC)
  • DIALYSIS CARE OF ROCKINGHAM COUNTY INC (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; EDEN, NC)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER- MARTINSVLLE (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; MARTINSVILLE, VA)
  • BLUE RIDGE REHAB CENT (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MARTINSVILLE, VA)

Amtrak station near Sandy Level:

  • 20 miles: DANVILLE (677 CRAGHEAD ST.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sandy Level:

  • Patrick Henry Community College (about 15 miles; Martinsville, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,266)
  • Danville Community College (about 18 miles; Danville, VA; FT enrollment: 2,747)
  • North Carolina A & T State University (about 34 miles; Greensboro, NC; FT enrollment: 9,805)
  • Guilford College (about 34 miles; Greensboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,211)
  • Elon University (about 34 miles; Elon, NC; FT enrollment: 6,403)
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro (about 35 miles; Greensboro, NC; FT enrollment: 16,174)
  • Alamance Community College (about 40 miles; Graham, NC; FT enrollment: 3,614)

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Church in Sandy Level: Saint Johns Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Starling Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Home Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Henry County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 76.7. This is about average.

City:

76.7
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2011 was 1.25. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.25
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 33.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.3
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 28.1%
(25.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.7% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.2 people
Virginia:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  59.3%
Whole state:  67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.2%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Sandy Level compared to Virginia state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Sandy Level travel time to work - commute Sandy Level mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (81%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15%)
  • Wood (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Sandy Level CDP (based on Henry County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 37.45%
Here: 37.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)International Pentecostal Holiness Church
Adherents52.9%11.1%9.1%5.2%4.1%
Congregations30.0%14.4%5.6%5.6%10.0%
NameChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Church of the BrethrenChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Episcopal ChurchOther
Adherents3.5%3.0%2.6%2.2%6.2%
Congregations3.3%3.3%3.3%1.1%23.3%
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: 13
Henry County:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
Henry County:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 42
Henry County:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 26
Here:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.3%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Henry County:

27.9%
Virginia:

26.7%

3.75% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,545 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.75%
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 Martinsville city, VA  0.78% ($23,800 average AGI)
from Franklin County, VA  0.34% ($23,667)
from Rockingham County, NC  0.33% ($20,460)


4.63% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,211 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.63%
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 Martinsville city, VA  0.79% ($25,471 average AGI)
to Franklin County, VA  0.37% ($39,111)
to Patrick County, VA  0.33% ($24,906)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sandy Level:

  • WCLW (1130 AM; daytime; 1 kW; EDEN, NC; Owner: DR JERRY L CARTER D/BA/ REIDSVILE BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLOE (1490 AM; 1 kW; EDEN, NC; Owner: MAYO BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHEE (1370 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MARTINSVILLE, VA; Owner: PATRICK HENRY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WDVA (1250 AM; 5 kW; DANVILLE, VA; Owner: MITCHELL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WODY (1160 AM; 5 kW; FIELDALE, VA; Owner: BASE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBTM (1330 AM; 5 kW; DANVILLE, VA)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WSML (1200 AM; 10 kW; GRAHAM, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WWBG (1470 AM; 10 kW; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING COPORATION)
  • WPAQ (740 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT AIRY, NC; Owner: RALPH D. EPPERSON)
  • WREV (1220 AM; daytime; 1 kW; REIDSVILLE, NC; Owner: HHGD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sandy Level:

  • WGBT (94.5 FM; EDEN, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJMH (102.1 FM; REIDSVILLE, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WMQX-FM (93.1 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WPIM (90.5 FM; MARTINSVILLE, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC)
  • WROV-FM (96.3 FM; MARTINSVILLE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTQR (104.1 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WXLK (92.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WSLQ (99.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WSLC-FM (94.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WVTF (89.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WAKG (103.3 FM; DANVILLE, VA; Owner: PIEDMONT BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W285DJ (104.9 FM; MOUNT AIRY, NC; Owner: TRIAD FAMILY NETWORK, INC,)
  • KHPR (88.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WFDD (88.5 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY)
  • WZBB (99.9 FM; STANLEYTOWN, VA; Owner: WNLB RADIO, INC.)
  • WOZN (98.7 FM; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WMAG (99.5 FM; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQMG-FM (97.1 FM; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKZL (107.5 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: DICK BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC. OF TENNESSEE)
  • WVBZ (100.3 FM; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Sandy Level:

  • WFMY-TV (Channel 2; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: WFMY TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • WGPX (Channel 16; BURLINGTON, NC; Owner: PAXSON GREENSBORO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WUPN-TV (Channel 48; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: WUPN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WXLV-TV (Channel 45; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: WXLV LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WTWB-TV (Channel 20; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: WTWB OF THE TRIAD, LLC)
  • WXIV-LP (Channel 14; REIDSVILLE, NC; Owner: CAROLINA BLUE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLXI-TV (Channel 61; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • WDRL-TV (Channel 24; DANVILLE, VA; Owner: DANVILLE TELEVISION PARTNERSHIP)
  • W66BI (Channel 66; DANVILLE, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 1861 Jasmine Road (Lat: 37.010750 Lon: -79.571333), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 18.6 m, Call Sign: KNKA655
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/07/2008, Expiration Date: 01/22/2018, Certifier: Michael P Goggin
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (469) 229-7471, Fax: (469) 229-7297, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • John E Furlough, Smith Mountain, 1895 Jasmine Rd., Pittsylvania County (Lat: 37.036778 Lon: -79.541194), Type: 45.7, Overall height: 45.7 m
    Registrant: 8046744644, Bruce.Archer@vsp.Virginia.Gov, 7700 MIDLOTHIAN TURNPIKE
  • Michael E Bolton, Smith Mountain, 1895 Jasmine Rd., Pittsylvania County (Lat: 37.036778 Lon: -79.541194), Type: 45.7, Overall height: 45.7 m
    Registrant: 8046744644, Bruce.Archer@vsp.Virginia.Gov, 7700 MIDLOTHIAN TURNPIKE

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • SMITH MTN, Smith Mountain, 1895 Jasmine Rd., Pittsylvania County (Lat: 37.036778 Lon: -79.541194), Type: Tower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: WQKV964
    Assigned Frequencies: 6123.10 MHz, 6795.00 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 6152.75 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:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: N4SIP, Licensee ID: L01362358
    Grant Date: 01/25/2008, Expiration Date: 02/03/2018, Certifier: Paul V Rainville
    Registrant: Paul V Rainville, 7772 Grassland Dr, Sandy Level, VA 24161
  • Call Sign: KJ4KTQ, Licensee ID: L01478734
    Grant Date: 03/30/2009, Expiration Date: 03/30/2019, Certifier: Devin M Taylor
    Registrant: Devin M Taylor, 8540 Grassland Dr, Sandy Level, VA 24161
  • Call Sign: KJ4LNF, Licensee ID: L01485660
    Grant Date: 04/23/2009, Expiration Date: 04/23/2019, Certifier: Victoria N Taylor
    Registrant: Victoria N Taylor, 8540 Grassland Dr, Sandy Level, VA 24161

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 17
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Incident types - Sandy Level

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sandy Level, VA
Most common first names in Sandy Level, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James878.6 years
Clarence469.6 years
Thelma469.0 years
William484.0 years
Doris375.6 years
Robert379.7 years
Willard371.0 years
Henry285.4 years
Guy281.0 years
Donald275.0 years
Most common last names in Sandy Level, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jefferson1081.0 years
Edwards976.3 years
Crews880.4 years
Blair573.8 years
Doss474.5 years
Barbour473.7 years
Bennett471.8 years
Finney476.5 years
Adkins370.3 years
Arthur348.7 years
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