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Drakes Branch, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Drakes Branch had a population of 540 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Drakes Branch: Ducks Puddle.

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Drakes Branch, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 540
Daytime Population: Workers 185
Daytime Population: Residents 348
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 533
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 524
Population in Familes 420
Population in Group Qrtrs 16
Population Density2 131
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $36,686
Average Household Income $50,744
Per Capita Income $20,678


Total Housing Units 275 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 160 (58.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 73 (26.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 (15.3%)
Median Home Value $120,690
Average Home Value $169,063


Total Households 233
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 148
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.26% 0.0%
Households 0.24% 0.0%
Families 2.24% -0.14%
Median Household Income   0.35%
Per Capita Income   1.89%

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, 2017 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 Density # 522 12th
Diversity Index # 248 58th
Median Household Income # 495 17th
Per Capita Income # 481 19th

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