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Wachapreague, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Wachapreague had a population of 231 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Wachapreague is located at latitude 37.6063 and longitude -75.6896 in Accomack County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Wachapreague (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Accomack County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The Town of Wachapreague (GNIS ID: 2391465) 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 Wachapreague 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 Wachapreague: Powellton.

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


Total Population 231
Daytime Population: Workers 106
Daytime Population: Residents 154
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 260
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.13
Population in Households 231
Population in Familes 185
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 986
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $47,384
Average Household Income $65,303
Per Capita Income $28,968


Total Housing Units 230 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 81 (35.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 43 (18.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 106 (46.1%)
Median Home Value $172,500
Average Home Value $178,395


Total Households 124
Average Household Size 1.86
Family Households 80
Average Family Size 2
  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 -0.06% 0.0%
Households 0.0% 0.16%
Families 1.86% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.0%
Per Capita Income   3.57%

Wachapreague, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wachapreague 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 # 528 11th
Population Density # 249 58th
Diversity Index # 164 73rd
Median Household Income # 331 44th
Per Capita Income # 233 61st

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