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Saxis, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Saxis is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Accomack County at latitude 37.9258 and longitude -75.7236. Accomack County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Saxis, but most people and references simply refer to it as Saxis, Virginia.

The P1 Census Class Code for Saxis indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Saxis (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Saxis: Saxis Island, Sikes, Sikes Town, Sykes.

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Saxis, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 259
Population in Households 259
Population in Familes 202
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 610
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 127
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 80
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 201 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 96 (47.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 32 (15.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 74 (36.8%)
Median Home Value $82,857
Average Home Value $98,936


Median Household Income $32,037
Average Household Income $42,776
Per Capita Income $19,889
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.71% 1.35%
Households 1.95% 1.68%
Families 3.9% 1.46%
Median Household Income   2.55%
Per Capita Income   2.13%
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.


Saxis, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Saxis to the other 591 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 514 13th
Population Density1 # 338 43rd
Diversity Index2 # 322 45th
Median Household Income # 519 12th
Per Capita Income # 423 29th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.