Chincoteague, VA Profile: Facts & Data


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Chincoteague, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Chincoteague had a population of 2,813 as of July 1, 2018. Chincoteague 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 Chincoteague is located at latitude 37.9332 and longitude -75.3788 in Accomack County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Chincoteague encompass a land area of 9.12 sq. miles and a water area of 28.21 sq. miles. Accomack County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Town of Chincoteague (GNIS ID: 2390792) 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Chincoteague: Chincoteague Island.

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Chincoteague, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,813
Population in Households 2,797
Population in Familes 2,144
Population in Group Qrtrs 16
Population Density2 309
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $45,214
Average Household Income $65,926
Per Capita Income $31,915


Total Housing Units 4,517 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 980 (21.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 378 ( 8.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,159 (69.9%)
Median Home Value $266,580
Average Home Value $284,898


Total Households 1,358
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 818
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.54% -0.74%
Households -0.51% -0.72%
Families -0.7% -0.87%
Median Household Income   3.04%
Per Capita Income   3.71%

Chincoteague, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chincoteague to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 236 60th
Population Density # 431 27th
Diversity Index # 509 15th
Median Household Income # 379 36th
Per Capita Income # 205 66th

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