Modest Town, VA Profile: Facts & Data

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Modest Town, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Modest Town Census Designated Place had a population of 161 as of July 1, 2019. Modest Town 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 Modest Town is located at latitude 37.8129 and longitude -75.5649 in Accomack County. The formal boundaries for the Modest Town Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 0.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Accomack County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 36 feet.

The Modest Town Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584883) 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Modest Town: Modesttown, Sunderland Hall.

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Modest Town, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Modest Town, VA Housing Affordability Index is 188
State of Virginia Housing Affordability Index is 126
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Modest Town, VA Wealth Index is 64
State of Virginia Wealth Index is 124
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 161
Population in Households 161
Population in Familes 132
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 273
Diversity Index1 73
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $53,828
Average Household Income $63,782
Per Capita Income $24,678
Wealth Index3 64

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 82 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 51 (62.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 21 (25.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $163,235
Housing Affordability Index2 188
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 72
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 49
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.84% 0.0%
Households 0.95% 0.28%
Families 1.68% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.9%
Per Capita Income   2.11%

Modest Town, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Modest Town to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 560 6th
Population Density # 446 25th
Diversity Index # 59 90th
Median Household Income # 294 51st
Per Capita Income # 392 34th

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