Poquoson, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Poquoson, Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Poquoson had a population of 12,279 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Poquoson 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 Poquoson: Jeffs, Po-co-son, Poquosin.

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


Total Population 12,279
Daytime Population: Workers 2,419
Daytime Population: Residents 6,072
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,491
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.69
Population in Households 12,228
Population in Familes 10,858
Population in Group Qrtrs 51
Population Density2 798
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $82,821
Average Household Income $104,711
Per Capita Income $39,182


Total Housing Units 4,787 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,702 (77.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 878 (18.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 207 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $341,040
Average Home Value $385,689


Total Households 4,580
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 3,597
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 0.14% 0.11%
Households 0.16% 0.12%
Families 0.05% 0.06%
Median Household Income   1.3%
Per Capita Income   2.02%

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, 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 # 107 82nd
Population Density # 286 52nd
Diversity Index # 482 19th
Median Household Income # 121 80th
Per Capita Income # 121 80th

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