The Town of Chincoteague had a population of 2,854 as of July 1, 2020. 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.
|Total Population||2,854 (100%)|
|Population in Households||2,838 (99.4%)|
|Population in Families||2,146 (75.2%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||16 ( 0.6%)|
|Median Household Income||$49,038|
|Average Household Income||$70,058|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||23%|
|Per Capita Income||$33,784|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||4,480 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||967 (21.6%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||409 ( 9.1%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||3,104 (69.3%)|
|Median Home Value||$267,963|
|Average Home Value||$289,116|
|Housing Affordability Index3||114|
|Average Household Size||2.06|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.56%|
|Per Capita Income||2.36%|
|Owner Occupied HU||-0.52%|
The table below compares Chincoteague to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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.
|Total Population||# 236||60th|
|Population Density||# 430||28th|
|Median Household Income||# 367||38th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 90||15th|
|Per Capita Income||# 203||66th|
|Diversity Index||# 514||14th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.