Tangier, VA Profile: Facts & Data


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Tangier, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Tangier had a population of 422 as of July 1, 2020. Tangier ranks in the lower 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 Tangier is located at latitude 37.8262 and longitude -75.9916 in Accomack County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Tangier encompass a land area of 1.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Accomack County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Town of Tangier (GNIS ID: 2391438) 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.


Tangier, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 422 (100%)
Population in Households 422 (100.0%)
Population in Families 364 (86.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 779
Diversity Index2 6


Median Household Income $44,682
Average Household Income $62,428
% of Income for Mortgage4 10%
Per Capita Income $28,049
Wealth Index5 64


Total HU (Housing Units) 240 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 166 (69.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 23 ( 9.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 50 (20.8%)
Median Home Value $108,621
Average Home Value $132,078
Housing Affordability Index3 256


Total Households 190
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 135
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.82% -1.07%
Households -0.74% -1.08%
Families -0.69% -1.06%
Median Household Income   0.06%
Per Capita Income   0.6%
Owner Occupied HU   -1.11%


Tangier, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tangier to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 470 21st
Population Density # 288 52nd
Median Household Income # 410 31st
Housing Affordability Index # 543 92nd
Per Capita Income # 299 50th
Diversity Index # 582 2nd

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