Wachapreague, VA Profile: Facts & Data


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Wachapreague, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Wachapreague had a population of 216 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wachapreague: Powellton.

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


Total Population 216
Population in Households 216
Population in Familes 174
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 922
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $47,704
Average Household Income $66,542
Per Capita Income $29,786


Total Housing Units 230 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 74 (32.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 42 (18.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 114 (49.6%)
Median Home Value $175,000
Average Home Value $181,333


Total Households 116
Average Household Size 1.86
Family Households 75
Average Family Size 2
  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 -0.86% -0.94%
Households -0.81% -0.88%
Families 0.84% -1.09%
Median Household Income   3.54%
Per Capita Income   3.92%

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, 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 # 533 10th
Population Density # 263 56th
Diversity Index # 166 72nd
Median Household Income # 336 44th
Per Capita Income # 238 60th

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