Parksley, VA Profile: Facts & Data


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Parksley, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Parksley had a population of 793 as of July 1, 2018. Parksley 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 Parksley is located at latitude 37.7864 and longitude -75.6539 in Accomack County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Parksley (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Accomack County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 43 feet.

The Town of Parksley (GNIS ID: 2391351) 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Parksley: Matomkin.

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


Total Population 793
Population in Households 788
Population in Familes 621
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 1,274
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $39,831
Average Household Income $53,739
Per Capita Income $22,116


Total Housing Units 414 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 208 (50.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 119 (28.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 87 (21.0%)
Median Home Value $169,565
Average Home Value $189,881


Total Households 327
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 205
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 -0.72% -0.9%
Households -0.79% -0.87%
Families -0.85% -1.0%
Median Household Income   3.88%
Per Capita Income   3.37%

Parksley, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Parksley 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 # 396 33rd
Population Density # 200 66th
Diversity Index # 121 80th
Median Household Income # 451 24th
Per Capita Income # 447 25th

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