Drakes Branch, VA Population

Population: 504. Estimated population in July 2020: 484 (-4.0% change)
Males: 237 (47.0%), Females: 267 (53.0%)

Charlotte County

Zip code: 23937

Median resident age: 44.0 years
Median household income: $25,583
Median house value: $64,600

Races in Drakes Branch:

  • White Non-Hispanic (58.1%)
  • Black (40.1%)
  • Hispanic (2.0%)

Ancestries: United States (24.6%), English (8.7%), Irish (2.8%), Subsaharan African (1.8%), German (1.6%), Scottish (1.4%).

Elevation: 383 feet

Land area: 4.1 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Drakes Branch

  • High school or higher: 64.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 14.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Drakes Branch town

  • Never married: 26.0%
  • Now married: 44.6%
  • Separated: 5.4%
  • Widowed: 10.1%
  • Divorced: 13.9%

0.0% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -62 (-11.0%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Drakes Branch:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Drakes Branch:

  • LYNCHBURG REGIONAL/PRESTON GLENN FLD (about 47 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA; Abbreviation: LYH)
  • DANVILLE REGIONAL (about 59 miles; DANVILLE, VA; Abbreviation: DAN)
  • RALEIGH-DURHAM INTL (about 79 miles; RALEIGH/DURHAM, NC; Abbreviation: RDU)
Other public-use airports nearest to Drakes Branch:

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Drakes Branch:

  • LONGWOOD COLLEGE (about 26 miles; FARMVILLE, VA; Full-time enrollment: 3,557)
  • VANCE-GRANVILLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 48 miles; HENDERSON, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,076)
  • LIBERTY UNIVERSITY (about 50 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA; Full-time enrollment: 5,348)
  • DUKE UNIVERSITY (about 70 miles; DURHAM, NC; Full-time enrollment: 11,898)
  • PIEDMONT VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 71 miles; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,012)
  • UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA-MAIN CAMPUS (about 72 miles; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Full-time enrollment: 19,602)
  • DURHAM TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 73 miles; DURHAM, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,338)