Onley, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Onley, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Onley had a population of 579 as of July 1, 2017. Onley ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Onley is located at latitude 37.6908 and longitude -75.7187 in Accomack County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Onley (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Accomack County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 43 feet.

The Town of Onley (GNIS ID: 2391346) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Onley population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Onley, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 579
Daytime Population: Workers 909
Daytime Population: Residents 300
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,209
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.09
Population in Households 579
Population in Familes 464
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 712
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $53,672
Average Household Income $75,850
Per Capita Income $31,157


Total Housing Units 324 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 172 (53.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 72 (22.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 81 (25.0%)
Median Home Value $191,216
Average Home Value $197,076


Total Households 243
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 162
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.6% 1.02%
Households 1.57% 1.13%
Families 2.03% 0.85%
Median Household Income   1.46%
Per Capita Income   2.77%

Onley, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Onley to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 425 28th
Population Density # 312 48th
Diversity Index # 137 77th
Median Household Income # 248 58th
Per Capita Income # 190 68th

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