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Independence, Virginia - Basic Facts

Independence is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Town of Independence.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Grayson County at latitude 36.6223 and longitude -81.1509. Grayson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,680 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Independence (see map) encompass a land area of 2.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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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, 2014 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 # 372 37th
Population Density1 # 402 32nd
Diversity Index2 # 432 28th
Median Household Income # 527 11th
Per Capita Income # 450 24th

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


Independence, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 912
Population in Households 880
Population in Familes 676
Population in Group Qrtrs 32
Population Density1 389
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 431
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 261
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 534 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 273 (51.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 158 (29.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 103 (19.3%)
Median Home Value $81,000
Average Home Value $105,292


Median Household Income $31,611
Average Household Income $41,405
Per Capita Income $19,358
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.88% -0.64%
Households -0.59% -0.61%
Families 5.49% -0.7%
Median Household Income   2.1%
Per Capita Income   2.4%
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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