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23937 Zip Code (Drakes Branch, VA) Detailed Profile




City: Drakes Branch, VA (5.19%)
Counties: Charlotte County, VA (77.81%), Lunenburg County, VA (22.19%)
Estimated zip code population in 2017: 2,329
Zip code population in 2010: 1,970
Zip code population in 2000: 2,014

Houses and condos: 892
Renter-occupied apartments: 290
% of renters here:

40%
State:

33%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 23937: 85.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 72.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 32 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 23937
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2017:
This zip code:

0.5% ($588)
Virginia:

0.8% ($2,194)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $798 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $505 (0.6%)

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Males: 1,063  (45.7%)
Females: 1,265  (54.3%)

For population 25 years and over in 23937:

  • High school or higher: 79.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 8.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 23937:

  • Never married: 38.5%
  • Now married: 33.8%
  • Separated: 6.7%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 13.5%

Zip code 23937 compared to state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 23937 (2017)
    • 1,28263.7%White
    • 61330.4%Black
    • 432.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 231.1%Two or more races
    • 40.2%American Indian
    • 40.2%Some other race
    • 10.05%Asian
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2017: $109,531
23937:

$109,531
Virginia:

$273,400



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in 23937 zip code as of January 24, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 23937 is 551 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this zip code is lower than the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

37.4 years
Virginia median age:

38.2 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

3.2 people
Virginia:

2.6 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 23937, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $32,029 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$32,029
State:

$71,192

Salary/wage: $29,225 (reported on 84.0% of returns)
Here:

$29,225
State:

$59,229
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 76.9% for AGIs below $25k, 84.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 75.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 116.8% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $688 (reported on 21.3% of returns)
This zip code:

$688
Virginia:

$1,600
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.9% for AGIs below $25k, 0.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.9% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Ordinary dividends: $1,083 (reported on 8.0% of returns)
Here:

$1,083
State:

$6,959

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$150 (reported on 5.3% of returns)
Here:

+$150
State:

+$16,672

Profit/loss from business: +$4,000 (reported on 14.7% of returns)
Here:

+$4,000
State:

+$14,116
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.3% for AGIs below $25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.9% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $10,817 (reported on 8.0% of returns)
23937:

$10,817
Virginia:

$16,667
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.8% for AGIs below $25k, 2.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 6.8% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Total itemized deductions: $15,455 (25% of AGI, reported on 14.7% of returns)
Here:

$15,455
State:

$26,596

Here:

24.9% of AGI
State:

20.1% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 7.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 18.7% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Charity contributions: $3,488 (reported on 10.7% of returns)
Here:

$3,488
State:

$4,443
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.7% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxes paid: $4,040 (reported on 13.3% of returns)
23937:

$4,040
State:

$9,951
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 5.4% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Earned income credit: $2,291 (reported on 29.3% of returns)
Here:

$2,291
State:

$2,211
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.3% for AGIs below $25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 60.0%
Here:

60%
State:

46%
(% for various income ranges: 59.0% for AGIs below $25k, 57.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 62.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 100.0% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 23937, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $30,852 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$30,852
State:

$56,704

Salary/wage: $26,845 (reported on 88.2% of returns)
Here:

$26,845
State:

$48,441
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 174.6% for AGIs below $10k, 85.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 85.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 83.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 75.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 36.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,031 (reported on 30.5% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,031
Virginia:

$1,688
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.5% for AGIs below $10k, 1.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,800 (reported on 13.0% of returns)
Here:

$1,800
State:

$4,028
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.0% for AGIs below $10k, 0.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$11,761 (reported on 9.2% of returns)
Here:

+$11,761
State:

+$14,375
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -1.5% for AGIs below $10k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 15.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$1,511 (reported on 12.9% of returns)
Here:

+$1,511
State:

+$13,342
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 12.3% for AGIs below $10k, 1.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.0% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Total itemized deductions: $15,061 (27% of AGI, reported on 18.1% of returns)
Here:

$15,061
State:

$21,492

Here:

26.5% of AGI
State:

21.0% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 11.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 11.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $2,731 (5% of AGI, reported on 14.2% of returns)
Here:

$2,731
State:

$3,794

Here:

4.5% of AGI
State:

3.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $3,813 (reported on 63.8% of returns)
23937:

$3,813
State:

$9,537
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.3% for AGIs below $10k, 3.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 4.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 8.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 17.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,886 (reported on 28.9% of returns)
Here:

$1,886
State:

$1,734

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 73.3%
Here:

73%
State:

52%
(% for various income ranges: 76.7% for AGIs below $10k, 67.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 76.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 76.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 68.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 73.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2017:
This zip code:

$27,203
Virginia:

$71,535
Drakes Branch, VA (23937) map Nearest zip codes: 23947, 23976, 23967, 23924, 23923, 23964.
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Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

46.4%
Virginia:

49.3%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

14.3%
Virginia:

5.2%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.4% of all households

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 184
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 539


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 7 (0 now married, 6 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 608 (190 now married, 420 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 23937 with a mortgage: 165 (1 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 279

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,030
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $280

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
This zip code:

34.9%
Whole state:

10.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
This zip code:

18.2%
Whole state:

5.6%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

7.0
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.3
State:

4.4
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 23937: Wallaces Store (A), Crafton Gate (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 23937 include: Saint Michaels Church (A), Shiloh Church (B), Tabernacle Church (C), Friendship Baptist Church (D), Lebanon Church (E), Mount Calvary Church (F), Mount Mitchell Church (G), Organ Hill Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Gregory Cemetery (1), Friendship Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Reservoirs: Roanoke Creek Site 61a Lake (A), Horseshoe Lake (B), Langford Pond (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Stokes Creek (A), Rutherford Branch (B), Reeses Creek (C), Lickfort Creek (D), Knights Creek (E), Delaney Creek (F), Blackwater Branch (G), Bentleys Branch (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 02014 or later
  • 72010 to 2013
  • 952000 to 2009
  • 1531990 to 1999
  • 1261980 to 1989
  • 1401970 to 1979
  • 1051960 to 1969
  • 831950 to 1959
  • 541940 to 1949
  • 1121939 or earlier

Zip code 23937 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Drakes Branch, VA (23937)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Drakes Branch, VA (23937)
  • 2no bedroom
  • 191 bedroom
  • 732 bedrooms
  • 2503 bedrooms
  • 804 bedrooms
  • 175+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Drakes Branch, VA (23937)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Drakes Branch, VA (23937)
  • 3no bedroom
  • 441 bedroom
  • 332 bedrooms
  • 1773 bedrooms
  • 304 bedrooms
  • 25+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Drakes Branch, VA (23937) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Drakes Branch, VA (23937) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 30no vehicle
  • 811 vehicle
  • 1762 vehicles
  • 803 vehicles
  • 494 vehicles
  • 285+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Drakes Branch, VA (23937) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Drakes Branch, VA (23937) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 58no vehicle
  • 1281 vehicle
  • 772 vehicles
  • 193 vehicles
  • 84 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 23937 household income distribution in 2017

  • Zip code 23937 household income distribution in 2017
  • 119Less than $10,000
  • 80$10,000 to $14,999
  • 92$15,000 to $19,999
  • 42$20,000 to $24,999
  • 52$25,000 to $29,999
  • 19$30,000 to $34,999
  • 41$35,000 to $39,999
  • 14$40,000 to $44,999
  • 52$45,000 to $49,999
  • 23$50,000 to $59,999
  • 59$60,000 to $74,999
  • 84$75,000 to $99,999
  • 3$100,000 to $124,999
  • 19$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1$150,000 to $199,999
  • 2$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 23937

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 23937
  • 23Less than $10,000
  • 6$10,000 to $14,999
  • 6$15,000 to $19,999
  • 8$30,000 to $34,999
  • 38$40,000 to $49,999
  • 31$50,000 to $59,999
  • 20$60,000 to $69,999
  • 21$70,000 to $79,999
  • 5$80,000 to $89,999
  • 31$90,000 to $99,999
  • 63$100,000 to $124,999
  • 29$125,000 to $149,999
  • 12$150,000 to $174,999
  • 7$175,000 to $199,999
  • 28$200,000 to $249,999
  • 35$250,000 to $299,999
  • 7$300,000 to $399,999
  • 10$400,000 to $499,999
  • 10$500,000 to $749,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 23937

  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 23937
  • 2Less than $100
  • 1$100 to $149
  • 9$150 to $199
  • 20$200 to $249
  • 4$250 to $299
  • 62$300 to $349
  • 26$350 to $399
  • 30$400 to $449
  • 6$450 to $499
  • 43$500 to $549
  • 2$550 to $599
  • 2$600 to $649
  • 6$650 to $699
  • 3$700 to $749
  • 10$750 to $799
  • 6$800 to $899
  • 21No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2017: $636.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2017 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $122,118
  • Black or African American householders: $117,797
  • Two or more races householders: $42,271
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $159,693

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $109,531
23937:

$109,531
Virginia:

$273,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $58,440 - $161,668

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $149,895
Here:

$149,895
State:

$361,495

Mobile homes: $81,518
Here:

$81,518
State:

$70,345
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 23937

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 572
  • Two: 10
  • 10 to 19: 3
  • 20 to 49: 54
  • 50 or more: 3
  • Mobile homes: 245

Unemployment: 8.9%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 23937

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 23937
  • 71.3%572Drove a car alone
  • 21.1%169Carpooled
  • 2.0%16Other means
  • 5.4%43Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 23937

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 23937
  • 2Less than 5 minutes
  • 415 to 9 minutes
  • 10410 to 14 minutes
  • 10215 to 19 minutes
  • 4120 to 24 minutes
  • 7925 to 29 minutes
  • 11230 to 34 minutes
  • 3035 to 39 minutes
  • 10640 to 44 minutes
  • 6845 to 59 minutes
  • 2360 to 89 minutes
  • 4490 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 52.8%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,330
  • In family households: 1,851 (160 male householders, 279 female householders)
    266 spouses, 829 children (782 natural, 5 adopted, 44 stepchildren), 49 grandchildren, 37 brothers or sisters, 29 parents, 70 other relatives, 118 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 480 (168 male householders (84 living alone)), 126 female householders (115 living alone)), 187 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 231 2-persons, 70 3-persons, 72 4-persons, 32 5-persons, 20 6-persons, 12 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 199 1-person, 87 2-persons, 8 3-persons

193 married couples with children.
338 single-parent households (37 men, 301 women).

96.3% of residents of 23937 zip code speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% very well).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).
1.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 28 (1.2%)
(100.0% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

1.2%
Whole state:

12.5%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 100%Burma
Most common first ancestries reported in 23937
  • 36%American
  • 5%Irish
  • 5%English
  • 4%German
  • 2%Italian
  • 0%Scottish
  • 0%French Canadian
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 02010 or later
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 33Before 1990

Zip code 23937 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • CHARLOTTE COUNTY SCHOOLS DRAKES BRANCH ELEM (STATE ROUTES 619 AND 1208 in DRAKES BRANCH, VA)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (Virginia pollutants databases) - CEDS-30339, AIR PROGRAM
    Business SIC and NAICS classification: ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS
  • COASTAL MART INC #906 (HWY 47 in DRAKES BRANCH, VA)
    Small Quantity Generators, between 100 kg and 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Organizations: OPERNAME (CONTACT/OPERATOR) , HUGHEY L M CO (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • BMC ROCK INC (301 SUNRISE LANE in DRAKES BRANCH, VA)
    AIR SYNTHETIC MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    Business SIC classification: CRUSHED AND BROKEN STONE
  • BROWN'S FOREST PRODUCTS, INC (12827 CRAFTONS GATE HWY in DRAKES BRANCH, VA)
    ENFORCEMENT/COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Integrated Compliance Information System)

Zip code 23937 marital status for males
Zip code 23937 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 8.5%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 10.3%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 55.4%Electricity
  • 17.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 13.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 13.1%Wood
  • 1.1%No fuel used

Population in 1990: 1,509. Population change in the 1990s: +505 (+33.5%).

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 1,571
  • Northeast: 295
  • Midwest: 46
  • South: 347
  • West: 21

64% of the 23937 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Virginia.

92% of the 23937 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 57% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 10% moved from different state.

Year householders moved into unit in Drakes Branch, VA (23937)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school):
Here:

0.0%
Virginia:

10.1%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 38
Here:

16.3%
Virginia:

9.0%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 16
Here:

47.2%
Virginia:

19.8%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Class of Workers in 2017
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 53,015Production occupations
  • 46,515Education, training, and library occupations
  • 43,432Management occupations
  • 39,140Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 38,354Transportation occupations
  • 34,616Law enforcement workers including supervisors

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:

  • Construction: Framing Contractors (10-19 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Religious Organizations (1-4: 6)
  • Construction: New Single-Family Housing Construction (except Operative Builders) (5-9: 1, 1-4: 2)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 9 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

Fatal accident statistics in 2013:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Fatal accident statistics in 2012:

  • Fatal accident count: 3
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 4
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 6
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Most common first names in zip code 23937 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James2272.8 years
William2071.1 years
Mary1778.2 years
John1772.3 years
Robert1278.8 years
Richard1062.4 years
Charlie1073.5 years
Annie875.7 years
Charles763.4 years
George770.0 years
Most common last names in zip code 23937 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Adams1672.4 years
Roberts1666.2 years
Smith1273.5 years
Scott1177.6 years
Johnson1077.3 years
Wallace1078.5 years
Tharpe1072.8 years
Lacks963.8 years
Wilmoth977.4 years
Thompson862.4 years

Businesses in zip code 23937

  • True Value: 1

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