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Boykins, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Boykins had a population of 557 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Boykins is located at latitude 36.5832 and longitude -77.2 in Southampton County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Boykins encompass a land area of 0.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Southampton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 39 feet.

The Town of Boykins (GNIS ID: 2390745) 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 Boykins: Boykin, Boykins Depot, Boykin's Depot.

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Boykins, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 557 (100%)
Population in Households 557 (100.0%)
Population in Families 467 (83.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 802
Diversity Index2 56
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $51,056
Average Household Income $66,767
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $26,519
Wealth Index5 59
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 267 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 135 (50.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 83 (31.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 49 (18.4%)
Median Home Value $141,406
Average Home Value $152,037
Housing Affordability Index3 230
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 218
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 152
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.12% -0.54%
Households -0.18% -0.65%
Families 0.06% -0.8%
Median Household Income   1.41%
Per Capita Income   1.13%
Owner Occupied HU   0.15%

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Boykins, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Boykins to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 428 28th
Population Density # 283 52nd
Median Household Income # 336 44th
Housing Affordability Index # 500 84th
Per Capita Income # 343 42nd
Diversity Index # 191 68th

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