Poquoson, VA Profile: Facts & Data


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Poquoson, Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Poquoson had a population of 12,284 as of July 1, 2018. Poquoson ranks in the lower 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 Poquoson is located at latitude 37.1284 and longitude -76.3035 in Poquoson (city) County. The formal boundaries for the City of Poquoson (see map below) encompass a land area of 15.39 sq. miles and a water area of 63.11 sq. miles. Poquoson (city) County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.

The City of Poquoson (GNIS ID: 1498436) has a C7 Census Class Code which indicates an incorporated place that is independent of any county. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Poquoson: Jeffs, Po-co-son, Poquosin.

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


Total Population 12,284
Population in Households 12,233
Population in Familes 10,912
Population in Group Qrtrs 51
Population Density2 798
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $86,185
Average Household Income $108,705
Per Capita Income $40,690


Total Housing Units 4,812 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,733 (77.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 851 (17.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 229 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $344,231
Average Home Value $393,541


Total Households 4,583
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 3,599
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 0.12% -0.03%
Households 0.15% -0.02%
Families 0.05% -0.09%
Median Household Income   2.35%
Per Capita Income   2.8%

Poquoson, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Poquoson 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 # 107 82nd
Population Density # 286 52nd
Diversity Index # 485 18th
Median Household Income # 122 80th
Per Capita Income # 122 80th

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