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Port Royal, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Port Royal had a population of 153 as of July 1, 2020. Port Royal ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Port Royal is located at latitude 38.1718 and longitude -77.1911 in Caroline County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Port Royal encompass a land area of 0.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Caroline County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 26 feet.

The Town of Port Royal (GNIS ID: 2391368) 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 Port Royal: Port Roy.

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

POPULATION

Total Population 153 (100%)
Population in Households 153 (100.0%)
Population in Families 125 (81.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 236
Diversity Index2 58
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $57,385
Average Household Income $84,033
% of Income for Mortgage4 16%
Per Capita Income $35,498
Wealth Index5 113
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 87 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 55 (63.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 14 (16.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 (19.5%)
Median Home Value $217,500
Average Home Value $346,364
Housing Affordability Index3 172
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 70
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 47
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.73% 0.52%
Households 0.88% 0.28%
Families 2.64% 0.42%
Median Household Income   0.61%
Per Capita Income   1.05%
Owner Occupied HU   0.72%

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Port Royal, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Port Royal 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 # 562 5th
Population Density # 466 22nd
Median Household Income # 257 57th
Housing Affordability Index # 313 53rd
Per Capita Income # 188 68th
Diversity Index # 169 72nd

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