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Bracey, Virginia
Census-designated place (CDP)
Country United States
State Virginia
County Mecklenburg
Elevation 341 ft (104 m)
Population (2007)
 • Total 1,981
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 23919
Area code(s) 434
FIPS code 51-51117
GNIS feature ID 1477137
Other name Bracy

Bracey is a census-designated place (CDP) in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, United States. It is located next to South Hill, La Crosse, and Broadnax also in Mecklenburg County. The CDP had an estimated population of 1,554 in 2010.

Geography and climate

Bracey is located at 36°35′59″N 78°08′35″W / 36.599589°N 78.143051°W / 36.599589; -78.143051 (36.599589, -78.143051). It lies 341 feet (104 m) above sea level.

Bracey lies in the Piedmont area of Virginia and has a humid sub-tropical climate generalized by hot, humid summers and cool to chilly winters. The average annual rainfall is 42.7 inches with winter-time snowfall averaging 3.5 inches.

Demographics

As of the census estimates of 2007, the population of the ZCTA (ZIP Code Tabulation Area) for 23919 was 1,981 people, an increase of 6.02% from the 2000 census.

Lake Gaston

Bracey is the closest access point to Lake Gaston from Interstate-85. Bracey is home to over 20 businesses and thrives off of visitors to the Lake. It is home to Americamps camping grounds and Poplar point Marina as well as multiple real estate agencies and two private golf clubs. The lake is popular for its fishing and water sports and is broken into four major quadrants. Bracey is the main city in the North West Quadrant.


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