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Drakes Branch, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Drakes Branch had a population of 544 as of July 1, 2016. Drakes Branch ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Drakes Branch is located at latitude 36.9934 and longitude -78.601 in Charlotte County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Drakes Branch (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Charlotte County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 377 feet.

The Town of Drakes Branch (GNIS ID: 2390149) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Drakes Branch population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Drakes Branch: Ducks Puddle.

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Drakes Branch, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 544
Population in Households 529
Population in Familes 425
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density1 132
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 237
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 151
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 279 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 165 (59.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 72 (25.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $113,393
Average Home Value $163,788


Median Household Income $33,778
Average Household Income $46,792
Per Capita Income $19,141
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.42% 0.18%
Households 0.55% 0.25%
Families 2.94% 0.13%
Median Household Income   0.12%
Per Capita Income   1.14%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Drakes Branch, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Drakes Branch to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 438 26th
Population Density1 # 525 12th
Diversity Index2 # 238 60th
Median Household Income # 516 13th
Per Capita Income # 513 14th

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