Pungoteague, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Pungoteague, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Pungoteague Census Designated Place had a population of 332 as of July 1, 2017. Pungoteague 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 Pungoteague is located at latitude 37.6286 and longitude -75.8165 in Accomack County. The formal boundaries for the Pungoteague Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Accomack County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 26 feet.

The Pungoteague Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584905) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pungoteague population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pungoteague: Pongoteague.

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Pungoteague, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 332
Daytime Population: Workers 28
Daytime Population: Residents 165
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 193
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.58
Population in Households 326
Population in Familes 269
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 128
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $31,983
Average Household Income $50,009
Per Capita Income $20,167


Total Housing Units 161 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 91 (56.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 33 (20.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 (22.4%)
Median Home Value $160,714
Average Home Value $193,750


Total Households 125
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 84
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 -0.61% -0.36%
Households -0.54% -0.32%
Families -1.97% -0.24%
Median Household Income   -0.29%
Per Capita Income   1.96%

Pungoteague, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pungoteague 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 # 494 17th
Population Density # 524 12th
Diversity Index # 129 79th
Median Household Income # 557 6th
Per Capita Income # 501 16th

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