Tangier, VA Profile: Facts & Data


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Tangier, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Tangier had a population of 670 as of July 1, 2018. 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 0 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.

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


Total Population 670
Population in Households 670
Population in Familes 582
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 538
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $38,696
Average Household Income $46,814
Per Capita Income $21,152


Total Housing Units 375 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 266 (70.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 ( 9.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 75 (20.0%)
Median Home Value $102,922
Average Home Value $122,753


Total Households 300
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 215
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 -0.9% -0.91%
Households -0.82% -0.95%
Families -0.92% -1.04%
Median Household Income   3.21%
Per Capita Income   3.58%

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, 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 # 415 30th
Population Density # 361 39th
Diversity Index # 583 2nd
Median Household Income # 478 20th
Per Capita Income # 481 19th

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