Sugar Grove, Virginia

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Population in 2010: 758. Population change since 2000: +2.3%
Males: 408  (53.9%)
Females: 350  (46.1%)
Median resident age:  38.1 years
Virginia median age:  35.1 years

Zip codes: 24375.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $27,894 (it was $27,563 in 2000)
Sugar Grove:

$27,894
VA:

$61,741
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,239 (it was $14,172 in 2000)

Sugar Grove CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $75,521 (it was $47,400 in 2000)
Sugar Grove:

$75,521
VA:

$237,800
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $121,800; Detached houses: $162,333; Mobile homes: $17,089

Median gross rent in 2012: $448.

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  • White alone - 716 (94.5%)
  • Black alone - 16 (2.1%)
  • Two or more races - 14 (1.8%)
  • Hispanic - 8 (1.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.1%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sugar Grove: 84.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (49.6%), Irish (21.2%), Dutch (15.2%), German (3.9%), English (1.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 2588 feet

Land area: 8.36 square miles.

Population density: 91 people per square mile   (very low).

Sugar Grove,VA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Sugar Grove:

  • High school or higher: 63.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.2%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sugar Grove CDP:

  • Never married: 18.3%
  • Now married: 36.2%
  • Separated: 8.2%
  • Widowed: 13.4%
  • Divorced: 23.9%



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Sugar Grove, Virginia as of March 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Sugar Grove to the number of sex offenders is 253 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $372 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $578 (1.0%)

Sugar Grove satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johnson City, TN (61.5 miles , pop. 55,469).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (100.7 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (406.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Troutdale, VA (2.3 miles ), Atkins, VA (2.6 miles ), Marion, VA (2.7 miles ), McMullin, VA (3.1 miles ), Adwolf, VA (3.2 miles ), Rural Retreat, VA (3.4 miles ), Seven Mile Ford, VA (3.5 miles ), Chilhowie, VA (3.9 miles ).

Latitude: 36.77 N, Longitude: 81.41 W

Area code: 276

Sugar Grove household income distribution Sugar Grove home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.5%
Virginia:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (42%)
  • Retail trade (28%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Wholesale trade (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (48%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (16%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (11%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (24%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (15%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Sugar Grove: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Sugar Grove, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Sugar Grove-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 70% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 21.2 miles away from the Sugar Grove place center killed one person and injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 1/25/1975, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 16.2 miles away from the place center injured 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sugar Grove-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 170.6 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 40.8 miles away from Sugar Grove center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 40.9 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 157.5 miles away from the city 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 41.3 miles away from Sugar Grove center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 209.8 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 Smyth County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Sugar Grove:

  • SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE (Hospital, about 8 miles away; MARION, VA)
  • SW VA M H INST GERI TRT CTR (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; MARION, VA)
  • SMYTH REGIONAL HOMECARE (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; MARION, VA)
  • SMYTH CNTY COMM HOSP INC (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; MARION, VA)
  • FRANCIS MARION MANOR (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; MARION, VA)
  • VIRGINIAS HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; RURAL RETREAT, VA)
  • VIRGINIA'S HOSPICE CARE (Hospital, about 12 miles away; RURAL RETREAT, VA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sugar Grove:

  • Wytheville Community College (about 23 miles; Wytheville, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,193)
  • Appalachian State University (about 42 miles; Boone, NC; FT enrollment: 17,362)
  • King University (about 44 miles; Bristol, TN; FT enrollment: 2,472)
  • New River Community College (about 46 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 3,007)
  • Wilkes Community College (about 46 miles; Wilkesboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,292)
  • Surry Community College (about 48 miles; Dobson, NC; FT enrollment: 2,686)
  • Concord University (about 51 miles; Athens, WV; FT enrollment: 2,698)

Public elementary/middle school in Sugar Grove:

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Church in Sugar Grove: Wharfhill Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Ridgelawn Cemetery (1), Ross Cemetery (2), Slemp Cemetery (3), Hutton Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Slemp Creek (A), Quarter Branch (B), Pierce Branch (C), Dickey Creek (D), Cressy Creek (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Smyth 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
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Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 72.8. This is about average.

City:

72.8
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 30.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.3
U.S.:

32.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 20.2%
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Virginia:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  67.1%
Whole state:  67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  10.5%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Sugar Grove compared to Virginia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below 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

Sugar Grove travel time to work - commute Sugar Grove mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (64%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (21%)
  • Wood (15%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Sugar Grove CDP (based on Smyth County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 38.65%
Here: 38.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Churches and Churches of ChristEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChurch of God (Anderson, Indiana)
Adherents29.3%26.1%6.6%6.4%4.6%
Congregations31.5%10.9%5.4%5.4%7.6%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)National Association of Free Will BaptistsCatholic ChurchOther
Adherents4.4%4.3%3.9%3.7%10.7%
Congregations5.4%4.3%5.4%2.2%21.7%
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: 6
Smyth County:

1.87 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Smyth County:

0.94 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Smyth County:

6.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Here:

4.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.6%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Smyth County:

26.6%
Virginia:

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

15.6%
State:

18.6%

3.51% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,427 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.51%
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 Washington County, VA  0.81% ($29,244 average AGI)
from Wythe County, VA  0.45% ($26,080)
from Grayson County, VA  0.14% ($26,313)


3.88% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,418 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.88%
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 Washington County, VA  0.73% ($45,272 average AGI)
to Wythe County, VA  0.51% ($24,825)
to Sullivan County, TN  0.14% ($18,500)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sugar Grove:

  • WMEV (1010 AM; 1 kW; MARION, VA; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKSK (580 AM; 5 kW; W.JEFFERSON, NC; Owner: CADDELL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXMY (1600 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SALTVILLE, VA; Owner: CONTINENTAL MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WZAP (690 AM; 10 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: RAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WYRV (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CEDAR BLUFF, VA; Owner: FAITH CHRISTIAN MUSIC BROADCASTING MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WBDY (1190 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WPAQ (740 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT AIRY, NC; Owner: RALPH D. EPPERSON)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WTZE (1470 AM; daytime; 5 kW; TAZEWELL, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WWWJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; GALAX, VA; Owner: TWIN COUNTY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKNV (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FAIRLAWN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sugar Grove:

  • WVTR (91.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WMEV-FM (93.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOLD-FM (102.5 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: EMERALD SOUND, INC.)
  • WZVA (103.5 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: T.E.C.O. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBRF (98.1 FM; GALAX, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE RADIO, INC.)
  • W267AN (101.3 FM; WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: TRIAD FAMILY NETWORK, INC.)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)
  • WCQR-FM (88.3 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WETS-FM (89.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WHAJ (104.5 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WXBQ-FM (96.9 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHKX (106.3 FM; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WKOY-FM (100.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WPJO (99.3 FM; ELIZABETHTON, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W214AP (90.7 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WECR-FM (102.3 FM; BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WPIB (91.1 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WZJS (100.7 FM; BANNER ELK, NC; Owner: HIGHLAND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATES, LLC)
  • WXBX (95.3 FM; RURAL RETREAT, VA; Owner: THREE RIVERS MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • W285DG (104.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Sugar Grove:

  • WMSY-TV (Channel 52; MARION, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W43BO (Channel 43; MARION, ETC., VA; Owner: WEMT LICENSEE L.P.)

Sugar Grove fatal accident list:

May 28, 1976 00:50 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 4

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Jason D Griffith, Off Lost Lake Rd, 4.84 Mi Se Of (Lat: 36.750028 Lon: -81.328917), Type: 106.7, Overall height: 100.6 m
    Registrant: 6147161909, , 1 RIVERSIDE PLAZA
  • Jason D Griffith, Off Lost Lake Rd, 4.84 Mi Se Of (Lat: 36.750028 Lon: -81.328917), Type: 106.7, Overall height: 100.6 m
    Registrant: 6147161909, , 1 RIVERSIDE PLAZA

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Mount Rogers 4 Km Nne (Lat: 36.807889 Lon: -81.424278), Structure height: 0 m, Call Sign: WNAU992, Licensee ID: L00116891
    Assigned Frequencies: 169.500 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/22/2005, Expiration Date: 05/09/2015
    Registrant: County Of Smyth, 111 West Court Street, Marion, VA 24354, Phone: (276) 783-7204, Fax: (276) 782-4058

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Sugar Grove TS, Off Lost Lake Rd, 4.84 Mi Se Of (Lat: 36.750028 Lon: -81.328917), Type: Tower, Structure height: 100.6 m, Overall height: 106.7 m, Call Sign: WQDS865, Licensee ID: L00268142
    Assigned Frequencies: 6825.62 MHz, 6780.62 MHz, 6770.62 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/24/2005, Expiration Date: 10/24/2015, Certifier: Jason D Griffith
    Registrant: Appalchian Power Company
  • IRON MTN, Off Lost Lake Rd, 4.84 Mi Se Of (Lat: 36.750028 Lon: -81.328917), Type: Tower, Structure height: 100.6 m, Overall height: 106.7 m, Call Sign: WQKY690
    Assigned Frequencies: 6004.50 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/28/2009, Expiration Date: 10/28/2019, Certifier: Shannon Williams
    Registrant: Radyn, Inc, Bethesda, MD 20827, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KD4OHV
    Grant Date: 05/19/1992, Expiration Date: 05/19/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/20/2004
    Registrant: Stephanie I Jones, Sugar Grove, VA 24375
  • Call Sign: KD4YKO
    Grant Date: 02/23/1993, Expiration Date: 02/23/2003, Cancellation Date: 02/24/2005
    Registrant: Keith E Jones, Sugar Grove, VA 24375
  • Call Sign: N4IQV, Licensee ID: L01435861
    Grant Date: 10/07/2008, Expiration Date: 12/31/2018
    Registrant: Terry E Surface, 6107 Sugar Grove Hwy, Sugar Grove, VA 24375
  • Call Sign: N4IQW, Licensee ID: L01288661
    Grant Date: 05/30/2007, Expiration Date: 08/22/2017, Certifier: Judy B Surface
    Registrant: Judy B Surface, Sugar Grove, VA 24375

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5
  • Good Intent Call: 1
Most common first names in Sugar Grove, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William2675.0 years
John2178.7 years
Robert1670.3 years
James1670.6 years
Charles1172.3 years
Walter1174.6 years
Mary1078.6 years
Henry972.0 years
Helen776.0 years
Joseph675.2 years
Most common last names in Sugar Grove, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Parks1972.8 years
Anderson1779.1 years
Hall1278.6 years
Medley1170.2 years
Ross1184.7 years
Cox980.0 years
Stone977.8 years
Sheets974.3 years
Roberts865.4 years
Johnson867.6 years
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