Poquoson, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Poquoson, Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Poquoson had a population of 12,287 as of July 1, 2016. Poquoson ranks in the lower 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 Poquoson is located at latitude 37.1284 and longitude -76.3035 in Poquoson (city) County. The formal boundaries for the City of Poquoson (see map below) encompass a land area of 15.39 sq. miles and a water area of 63.11 sq. miles. Poquoson (city) County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.

The City of Poquoson (GNIS ID: 1498436) has a C7 Census Class Code which indicates an incorporated place that is independent of any county. 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 Poquoson 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 Poquoson: Jeffs, Po-co-son, Poquosin.

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


Total Population 12,287
Population in Households 12,236
Population in Familes 10,884
Population in Group Qrtrs 51
Population Density1 799
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 4,605
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 3,627
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,802 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,757 (78.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 848 (17.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 197 ( 4.1%)
Median Home Value $331,796
Average Home Value $379,594


Median Household Income $82,854
Average Household Income $102,772
Per Capita Income $38,635
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.17% -0.01%
Households 0.27% 0.05%
Families 0.19% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.47%
Per Capita Income   1.71%
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.

Poquoson, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Poquoson 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 # 106 82nd
Population Density1 # 289 51st
Diversity Index2 # 489 18th
Median Household Income # 117 80th
Per Capita Income # 117 80th

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