Captains Cove, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Captains Cove, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Captains Cove Census Designated Place had a population of 1,138 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Captains Cove is located at latitude 37.9963 and longitude -75.4259 in Accomack County. The formal boundaries for the Captains Cove Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. Accomack County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 13 feet.

The Captains Cove Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584822) 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 Captains Cove 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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Captains Cove, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,138
Daytime Population: Workers 142
Daytime Population: Residents 532
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 674
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.59
Population in Households 1,138
Population in Familes 919
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 385
Diversity Index3 46


Median Household Income $43,675
Average Household Income $63,090
Per Capita Income $27,999


Total Housing Units 899 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 384 (42.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 139 (15.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 376 (41.8%)
Median Home Value $157,647
Average Home Value $182,161


Total Households 523
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 352
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 1.22% 0.8%
Households 1.31% 0.83%
Families 0.44% 0.73%
Median Household Income   1.75%
Per Capita Income   3.35%

Captains Cove, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Captains Cove 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 # 349 41st
Population Density # 405 32nd
Diversity Index # 302 49th
Median Household Income # 383 36th
Per Capita Income # 258 57th

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