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Tappahannock, Virginia - Basic Facts

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The Town of Tappahannock had a population of 2,510 as of July 1, 2017. Tappahannock ranks in the upper 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 Tappahannock is located at latitude 37.9124 and longitude -76.866 in Essex County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Tappahannock (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Essex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 23 feet.

The Town of Tappahannock (GNIS ID: 2391439) 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 Tappahannock 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 Tappahannock: Hobbes Hole, Hobbs His Hole, Hobbs Hold, Hobbs Hole, Hobs Hole, New Plymouth, Tappanhannocke Towne, Washington.

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


Total Population 2,510
Daytime Population: Workers 2,991
Daytime Population: Residents 1,492
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,483
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.79
Population in Households 2,384
Population in Familes 1,812
Population in Group Qrtrs 126
Population Density2 967
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $40,335
Average Household Income $53,099
Per Capita Income $22,794


Total Housing Units 1,234 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 512 (41.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 519 (42.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 203 (16.5%)
Median Home Value $195,278
Average Home Value $236,595


Total Households 1,031
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 614
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.77% 0.31%
Households 0.62% 0.29%
Families 1.48% 0.1%
Median Household Income   2.08%
Per Capita Income   2.2%

Tappahannock, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tappahannock 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 # 246 59th
Population Density # 254 57th
Diversity Index # 142 77th
Median Household Income # 433 27th
Per Capita Income # 404 32nd

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