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Independence is a town in Grayson County.

It is the county seat.

The latitude of Independence is 36.622N. The longitude is -81.151W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,680 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 936.


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Median household income
Local
$18,264
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Independence demographic reports
Independence is in the Blue Ridge Mountains, near the North Carolina border.
Founded as a compromise during a dispute over where to locate the county seat
Local festivals include:
  • Mountain Foliage Festival - Oct. 13, 2007
  • Mountain Music Rendezvous - April 7, 2007
  • Bridle Creek Fall Festival - Oct. 20, 2007
Dates often change. Check Independence web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Grayson County Recreation Park
Historic sites and museums: Vault Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Independence demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Grayson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 24348 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

9% of Independence residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Independence ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Independence was $16,137, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

12% of Independence residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Independence, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $212.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $548.


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Libraries in Independence include Headquarters Library/Wythe-Grayson Regional ... View libraries

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Grayson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Independence political report.

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The average commute time for Independence workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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