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Boykins, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Boykins is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Southampton County at latitude 36.5778 and longitude -77.1989. Southampton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 39 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Boykins 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 Boykins (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Boykins: Boykin, Boykins Depot, Boykin's Depot.

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


Total Population 579
Population in Households 579
Population in Familes 487
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 834
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 228
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 160
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 279 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 147 (52.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 80 (28.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 51 (18.3%)
Median Home Value $105,303
Average Home Value $127,721


Median Household Income $28,735
Average Household Income $42,905
Per Capita Income $17,071
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.62% -0.03%
Households 0.63% 0.0%
Families 1.37% -0.13%
Median Household Income   3.39%
Per Capita Income   2.47%
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.


Boykins, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Boykins 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 # 429 28th
Population Density1 # 277 53rd
Diversity Index2 # 191 68th
Median Household Income # 559 6th
Per Capita Income # 534 10th

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