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Horntown, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Horntown Census Designated Place had a population of 627 as of July 1, 2016. Horntown ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Horntown is located at latitude 37.9656 and longitude -75.4595 in Accomack County. The formal boundaries for the Horntown Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Accomack County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 36 feet.

The Horntown Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584859) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Horntown population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Horntown: Horn Town.

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Horntown, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 627
Population in Households 627
Population in Familes 508
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 119
Diversity Index2 45


Total Households 311
Average Household Size 2.02
Family Households 211
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 1,255 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 232 (18.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 80 ( 6.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 944 (75.2%)
Median Home Value $153,723
Average Home Value $182,940


Median Household Income $39,429
Average Household Income $57,570
Per Capita Income $25,864
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.42% 0.97%
Households 1.64% 1.13%
Families 3.62% 1.02%
Median Household Income   1.31%
Per Capita Income   2.56%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Horntown, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Horntown to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 421 29th
Population Density1 # 536 10th
Diversity Index2 # 301 49th
Median Household Income # 421 29th
Per Capita Income # 285 52nd

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