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Onancock, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Onancock had a population of 1,222 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Onancock is located at latitude 37.71 and longitude -75.7437 in Accomack County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Onancock (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Onancock 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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Onancock, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,222
Daytime Population: Workers 646
Daytime Population: Residents 691
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,337
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.09
Population in Households 1,216
Population in Familes 879
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 1,162
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $38,692
Average Household Income $56,121
Per Capita Income $26,806


Total Housing Units 759 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 331 (43.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 246 (32.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 182 (24.0%)
Median Home Value $208,537
Average Home Value $260,768


Total Households 577
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 317
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 -0.45% -0.31%
Households -0.4% -0.24%
Families -0.72% -0.45%
Median Household Income   0.74%
Per Capita Income   2.46%

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, 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 # 337 43rd
Population Density # 209 65th
Diversity Index # 185 69th
Median Household Income # 464 22nd
Per Capita Income # 286 52nd

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