Independence, Virginia Population 2021

882
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Independence is a city located in Grayson County Virginia. It is also the county seat of Grayson County. With a 2020 population of 882, it is the 142nd largest city in Virginia and the 10841st largest city in the United States . Independence is currently declining at a rate of -0.56% annually and its population has decreased by -6.86% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 947 in 2010. Independence reached it's highest population of 945 in 2010. Spanning over 2 miles, Independence has a population density of 376 people per square mile.

The average household income in Independence is $40,547 with a poverty rate of 22.34%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $392 per month, and the median house value is $90,000. The median age in Independence is 50.6 years, 43.7 years for males, and 53.5 years for females.

Independence Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Independence was:

  • White: 87.40%
  • Black or African American: 12.12%
  • Other race: 0.48%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Two or more races: 0.00%
The current population of Independence, Virginia is 882 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 897.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 947.

Independence, Virginia Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White90987.40%
Black or African American12612.12%
Some Other Race50.48%
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Independence Population by Race

Independence Population Pyramid $2021

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Independence Median Age

50.6


Total

43.7


Male

53.5


Female

Independence Adults

There are 860 adults, (352 of whom are seniors) in Independence.

Independence Age Dependency

104.7

Age Dependency Ratio

69.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Independence Sex Ratio

Female

587

56.44%

Male

453

43.56%

Independence Population by Age

Independence Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Independence Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married62.7%37.3%
All45.4%54.6%
Female36.5%63.5%
Non Family33.8%66.2%

45.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Independence Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5021.8445.4
Non Family2841.1133.8
Married1422.6862.7
Female522.8536.5
Male243.38100

2.67

Average Family Size

1.84

Average Household Size

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Independence Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade648.11%
9th to 12th Grade8310.52%
High School Graduate28335.87%
Some College15820.03%
Associates Degree8811.15%
Bachelors Degree9011.41%
Graduate Degree232.92%
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Independence Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Independence Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White67555196
Black1098617
Hispanic155
Other Race55

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 15.60%.

Independence Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,167$30,481$19,286
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$$$8,542
Some College$30,302$31,845$23,333
Bachelors Degree$$$
Graduate Degree$40,000$$36,667

$26,167

Average Earnings

$30,481

Average Male

$19,286

Average Female

Independence Earnings by Educational Attainment

Independence Language by Age

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Independence Language

97.28% of Independence residents speak only English, while 2.72% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.22% of the population.

Independence Language

Independence Poverty by Race

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22.34%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.71%

Male Poverty Rate

27.13%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Independence

The race most likely to be in poverty in Independence is White, with 25.34% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Independence is White, with 25.34% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.83%. Among those working part-time, it was 39.01%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.30%.

Independence Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade37.40%
Bachelors or Greater23.36%
Some College20.75%
High School11.26%

Independence Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Unemployed100.00%
Male Employed7.32%
Female Employed0.00%

Independence Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Independence Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$24,651$40,547
Families$34,500$50,794
Married Families$50,833-
Non Families$16,923$32,629
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Income by Household Type

Independence Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

37.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.1%

Male Marriage Rate

31.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Independence Married by Age and Sex

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Independence Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Independence Marital Status by Race

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Independence Marital Status

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84

Number of Veterans

81

Male Veterans

3

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam27
Second Gulf War26
World War II15
Korea9
First Gulf War8

Independence Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+30
65 to 7428
18 to 3422
35 to 544
55 to 64

Independence Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7610.27%
Black87.08%

Independence Veterans by Race

Independence Veterans by Education

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30.14%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.25%

Veteran Disability Rate

Independence Veterans by Education

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46%

Labor Force Participation

39%

Employment Rate

14.8%

Unemployment Rate

Independence Employment by Age

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Independence Employment by Race

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Independence Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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61.25%

Born in Independence

98.37%

Native Born

1.63%

Foreign Born

1.35%

Non Citizen

0.29%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.37% of Independence residents were born in the United States, with 61.25% having been born in Virginia. 1.35% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Independence Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021882-5-0.56%
2020887-5-0.56%
2019892-5-0.56%
2018897-4-0.44%
2017901-9-0.99%
2016910-6-0.66%
2015916-3-0.33%
2014919-4-0.43%
2013923-1-0.11%
2012924-14-1.49%
2011938-7-0.74%
20109450.00%

Independence Population by Year