Gargatha, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Gargatha, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Gargatha Census Designated Place had a population of 414 as of July 1, 2017. Gargatha ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper 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 Gargatha is located at latitude 37.7909 and longitude -75.5769 in Accomack County. The formal boundaries for the Gargatha Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Accomack County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 46 feet.

The Gargatha Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584849) 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 Gargatha 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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Gargatha, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 414
Daytime Population: Workers 95
Daytime Population: Residents 163
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 258
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.62
Population in Households 414
Population in Familes 338
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 140
Diversity Index3 70


Median Household Income $52,198
Average Household Income $59,432
Per Capita Income $23,590


Total Housing Units 205 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 116 (56.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 43 (21.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 (22.4%)
Median Home Value $128,947
Average Home Value $163,793


Total Households 159
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 107
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 1.15% 0.85%
Households 1.28% 0.74%
Families -0.26% 0.74%
Median Household Income   0.46%
Per Capita Income   2.31%

Gargatha, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gargatha 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 # 475 20th
Population Density # 515 13th
Diversity Index # 67 89th
Median Household Income # 268 55th
Per Capita Income # 375 37th

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