Onancock, VA Profile: Facts & Data


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Onancock, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Onancock had a population of 1,239 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Onancock is located at latitude 37.7118 and longitude -75.7491 in Accomack County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Onancock encompass a land area of 1.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Accomack County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 16 feet.

The Town of Onancock (GNIS ID: 2391345) 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.

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


Total Population 1,239
Population in Households 1,233
Population in Familes 903
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 1,179
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $39,494
Average Household Income $58,075
Per Capita Income $27,683


Total Housing Units 756 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 327 (43.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 259 (34.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 170 (22.5%)
Median Home Value $224,306
Average Home Value $269,878


Total Households 586
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 323
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 -0.23% -0.62%
Households -0.16% -0.59%
Families -0.41% -0.82%
Median Household Income   2.08%
Per Capita Income   2.63%

Onancock, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Onancock 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 # 333 44th
Population Density # 208 65th
Diversity Index # 186 69th
Median Household Income # 461 22nd
Per Capita Income # 289 51st

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