Independence is a tiny town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 927 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Independence is the 278th largest community in Virginia.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Independence is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 42.07% of the Independence workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Independence is a town of production and manufacturing workers, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Independence who work in office and administrative support (19.71%), food service (8.41%), and healthcare (6.01%).
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Independence is worth considering.
Independence ranks among the bottom of the nation in terms of college education compared to other cities and towns: only 3.95% of people over 25 have a college degree.
The per capita income in Independence in 2010 was $16,971, which is low income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $67,884 for a family of four.
Independence is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Independence home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Independence residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Independence include English, German, Scottish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Independence is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.