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Drakes Branch, Virginia

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Drakes Branch, Virginia
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Official seal of Drakes Branch, Virginia
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Location of Drakes Branch, Virginia
Location of Drakes Branch, Virginia
Coordinates: 36°59′35″N 78°36′6″W / 36.99306°N 78.60167°W / 36.99306; -78.60167
CountryUnited States
StateVirginia
CountyCharlotte
Area
 • Total4.14 sq mi (10.72 km2)
 • Land4.14 sq mi (10.72 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
384 ft (117 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total530
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
501
 • Density121.07/sq mi (46.75/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
23937
Area code434
FIPS code51-23376[3]
GNIS feature ID1465943[4]
Websitewww.towndrakesbranch.com

Drakes Branch is a town in Charlotte County, Virginia, United States. The population was 530 at the 2010 census.[5]

Geography

Drakes Branch is located southeast of the center of Charlotte County at 36°59′35″N 78°36′6″W / 36.99306°N 78.60167°W / 36.99306; -78.60167 (36.992958, −78.601714).[6] Virginia State Route 47 passes through the town, leading north 5 miles (8 km) to Charlotte Court House, the county seat, and southeast 7 miles (11 km) to U.S. Route 15. Virginia State Route 59 intersects Route 47 in the north part of town and leads northeast 8 miles (13 km) to Keysville.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Drakes Branch has a total area of 4.1 square miles (10.7 km2), all of it land.[5]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
188087
1910703
1920660−6.1%
1930583−11.7%
1940438−24.9%
1950410−6.4%
196075985.1%
1970702−7.5%
1980617−12.1%
1990565−8.4%
2000504−10.8%
20105305.2%
2019 (est.)501[2]−5.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

At the 2000 census there were 504 people, 231 households, and 134 families living in the town. The population density was 121.8 people per square mile (47.0/km²). There were 262 housing units at an average density of 63.3 per square mile (24.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 59.33% White, 40.08% African American, 0.20% from other races, and 0.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.98%.[3]

Of the 231 households 21.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.0% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.6% were non-families. 35.5% of households were one person and 14.7% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.81.

The age distribution was 20.4% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 28.4% from 45 to 64, and 20.2% 65 or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $25,583, and the median family income was $35,000. Males had a median income of $25,469 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,701. About 8.2% of families and 16.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.5% of those under age 18 and 14.3% of those age 65 or over.

References

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Drakes Branch town, Virginia". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved August 25, 2015.[dead link]
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.

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