Independence, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Independence, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Independence had a population of 929 as of July 1, 2015. Independence ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Independence is located at latitude 36.6275 and longitude -81.1492 in Grayson County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Independence (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Grayson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,680 feet.

The Town of Independence 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 Independence population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Town of Independence, VA Boundary Map

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Independence, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 929
Population in Households 898
Population in Familes 690
Population in Group Qrtrs 31
Population Density1 397
Diversity Index2 23
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 440
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 266
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 537 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 276 (51.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 164 (30.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 97 (18.1%)
Median Home Value $82,576
Average Home Value $107,220
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $30,290
Average Household Income $42,075
Per Capita Income $19,571
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.36% -0.24%
Households -0.09% -0.14%
Families 4.8% -0.3%
Median Household Income   1.39%
Per Capita Income   1.9%
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.

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Independence, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Independence to the other 591 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 371 37th
Population Density1 # 400 32nd
Diversity Index2 # 449 24th
Median Household Income # 556 6th
Per Capita Income # 457 23rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.