Mappsville, VA Profile: Facts & Data


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Mappsville, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Mappsville Census Designated Place had a population of 407 as of July 1, 2020. Mappsville ranks in 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 Mappsville is located at latitude 37.846 and longitude -75.5666 in Accomack County. The formal boundaries for the Mappsville Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 0.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Accomack County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 49 feet.

The Mappsville Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584875) 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.


Mappsville, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 407 (100%)
Population in Households 405 (99.5%)
Population in Families 327 (80.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 2 ( 0.5%)
Population Density 517
Diversity Index2 84


Median Household Income $51,091
Average Household Income $64,831
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $21,789
Wealth Index5 50


Total HU (Housing Units) 159 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 75 (47.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 50 (31.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 (21.4%)
Median Home Value $162,500
Average Home Value $212,162
Housing Affordability Index3 206


Total Households 125
Average Household Size 3.24
Family Households 85
Average Family Size 4
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.76% -1.05%
Households -0.75% -1.15%
Families -0.87% -1.21%
Median Household Income   -0.28%
Per Capita Income   0.68%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.54%


Mappsville, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mappsville 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 473 20th
Population Density # 370 38th
Median Household Income # 335 44th
Housing Affordability Index # 450 76th
Per Capita Income # 481 19th
Diversity Index # 21 97th

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