Independence, VA


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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.

Independence is a blue-collar town, with 45.13% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Independence is a town of production and manufacturing workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Independence who work in maintenance occupations (12.05%), office and administrative support (11.28%), and management occupations (6.92%).

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 4.36% of people over 25 have a college degree.

The per capita income in Independence in 2010 was $15,840, which is low income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $63,360 for a family of four. Independence also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 35.24% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Independence is a very 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, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Independence is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.

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