Tappahannock, VA Profile: Facts & Data


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Tappahannock, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Tappahannock had a population of 2,728 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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, 2018)


Total Population 2,728
Population in Households 2,601
Population in Familes 1,998
Population in Group Qrtrs 127
Population Density2 1,051
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $41,657
Average Household Income $54,494
Per Capita Income $23,373


Total Housing Units 1,304 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 549 (42.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 576 (44.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 179 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $200,000
Average Home Value $246,318


Total Households 1,125
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 669
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 1.69% 1.06%
Households 1.61% 1.06%
Families 2.36% 0.91%
Median Household Income   2.79%
Per Capita Income   2.25%

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, 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 # 240 60th
Population Density # 237 60th
Diversity Index # 151 75th
Median Household Income # 421 29th
Per Capita Income # 395 34th

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