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Independence, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Independence had a population of 916 as of July 1, 2017.

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 (GNIS ID: 2391239) 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 916
Daytime Population: Workers 2,090
Daytime Population: Residents 614
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,704
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.95
Population in Households 720
Population in Familes 559
Population in Group Qrtrs 196
Population Density2 391
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $39,425
Average Household Income $50,117
Per Capita Income $23,030


Total Housing Units 534 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 268 (50.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 162 (30.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 105 (19.7%)
Median Home Value $140,566
Average Home Value $156,903


Total Households 429
Average Household Size 1.68
Family Households 258
Average Family Size 2
  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 -0.46% -0.4%
Households -0.41% -0.38%
Families 3.02% -0.55%
Median Household Income   1.67%
Per Capita Income   2.35%

Independence, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Independence 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 # 378 36th
Population Density # 402 32nd
Diversity Index # 321 46th
Median Household Income # 451 24th
Per Capita Income # 395 34th

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