Poquoson, VA Profile: Facts & Data

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Poquoson, Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Poquoson had a population of 12,408 as of July 1, 2019. 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 37.1224 and longitude -76.3458 in Poquoson (city) County. The formal boundaries for the City of Poquoson 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Poquoson, VA Housing Affordability Index is 144
State of Virginia Housing Affordability Index is 126
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Poquoson, VA Wealth Index is 168
State of Virginia Wealth Index is 124
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 12,408
Population in Households 12,357
Population in Familes 10,981
Population in Group Qrtrs 51
Population Density 807
Diversity Index1 18
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $97,893
Average Household Income $115,115
Per Capita Income $43,205
Wealth Index3 168

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 4,867 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,610 (74.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,048 (21.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 210 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $342,512
Housing Affordability Index2 144
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 4,657
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 3,664
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.22% 0.14%
Households 0.3% 0.2%
Families 0.24% 0.15%
Median Household Income   1.34%
Per Capita Income   2.28%

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, 2019 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 # 282 53rd
Diversity Index # 490 18th
Median Household Income # 105 82nd
Per Capita Income # 114 81st

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