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Population in 2010: 504.
Males: 236  (46.9%)
Females: 268  (53.1%)
Median resident age:

30.4 years
Virginia median age:

38.5 years

Zip codes: 23420.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $47,460
Boston:

$47,460
VA:

$76,456

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $26,917

Boston CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $181,676
Boston:

$181,676
VA:

$288,800

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $144,077; detached houses: $180,265; mobile homes: $32,762

Median gross rent in 2019: $685.

March 2019 cost of living index in Boston: 84.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 19.0%

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According to our research of Virginia and other state lists, there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Boston, Virginia as of February 03, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Boston is 88 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (62.9%), African (11.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $430 (0.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $468 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Suffolk, VA (0.6 miles , pop. 63,677).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Norfolk, VA (21.6 miles , pop. 234,403).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (239.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Suffolk, VA (0.8 miles ),
Palmyra, VA (1.3 miles),
Windsor, VA (3.1 miles ),
Deerfield, VA (3.3 miles),
Carrsville, VA (3.5 miles ),
Benns Church, VA (3.7 miles ),
Deep Creek, VA (3.8 miles),
Carrollton, VA (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 36.74 N, Longitude: 76.60 W

Distribution of median household income in Boston, VA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Boston, VA in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.4%
Virginia:

4.6%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 49.2. This is significantly better than average.

City:

49.2
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.294. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.294
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 6.98. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 17.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.98
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.330. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.330
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.1
U.S.:

33.3
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 0.00176. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00176
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Boston-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Virginia state average. It is 15% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/28/2008, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.2 miles away from the Boston place center injured 200 people and caused $30 million in damages.

On 7/4/1967, a category F3 tornado 12.9 miles away from the place center injured 5 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Boston-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Virginia state average. It is 62% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 109.5 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 92.8 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:18, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 109.4 miles away from Boston center
On 8/25/2011 at 05:07:52, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 4.2 mi) earthquake occurred 112.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 250.1 miles away from Boston center
On 8/24/2011 at 00:04:36, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 ML) earthquake occurred 110.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Accomack County (15) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Boston:

  • WILKINS, THE (Hospital, about 1 miles away; SUFFOLK, VA)
  • KINDRED TCC AND REHABILITATION-NANSEMOND POINT (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; SUFFOLK, VA)
  • NANSEMOND CONV CENTER (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; SUFFOLK, VA)
  • FINNEY AVE RESIDENCE (Hospital, about 2 miles away; SUFFOLK, VA)
  • AUTUMN CARE OF SUFFOLK (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; SUFFOLK, VA)
  • HEARTLAND HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE - SUFFOLK (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; SUFFOLK, VA)
  • SENTARA OBICI HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 3 miles away; SUFFOLK, VA)

Amtrak station near Boston:

  • 20 miles: NORFOLK (MONTICELLO AVE. & VA. BEACH BLVD.) - Bus Station . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Boston:

  • Tidewater Community College (about 20 miles; Norfolk, VA; Full-time enrollment: 20,975)
  • Old Dominion University (about 20 miles; Norfolk, VA; FT enrollment: 19,825)
  • Norfolk State University (about 21 miles; Norfolk, VA; FT enrollment: 6,032)
  • Regent University (about 24 miles; Virginia Beach, VA; FT enrollment: 3,429)
  • Christopher Newport University (about 24 miles; Newport News, VA; FT enrollment: 5,061)
  • ECPI University (about 25 miles; Virginia Beach, VA; FT enrollment: 10,694)
  • Hampton University (about 25 miles; Hampton, VA; FT enrollment: 4,494)

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Churches in Boston include: Shiloh Church (A), Holy Trinity Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Accomack County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.8 people
Virginia:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

70.7%
Whole state:

67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

7.2%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Boston:

Marital status in Boston, VA
  • Never married: 55.6%
  • Now married: 26.0%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

For population 25 years and over in Boston:

  • High school or higher: 70.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.7
Virginia average:

12.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Boston, VA (based on Accomack County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant6,78152
Evangelical Protestant5,25434
Black Protestant8966
Catholic8172
Other2262
None19,190-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Accomack County:

2.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Here:

1.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 28
This county:

7.30 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 37
Accomack County:

9.64 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.7%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Accomack County:

30.2%
State:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Accomack County:

23.7%
Virginia:

18.6%

4.93% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,999 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.93%
Virginia average:

9.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Northampton County, VA  0.64% ($25,540 average AGI)
from Wicomico County, MD  0.24% ($35,469)
from Worcester County, MD  0.22% ($39,700)


5.23% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,501 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.23%
Virginia average:

9.76%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Wicomico County, MD  0.46% ($30,857 average AGI)
to Worcester County, MD  0.43% ($36,466)
to Northampton County, VA  0.43% ($36,862)

Strongest AM radio stations in Boston:

  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WPMH (1010 AM; 10 kW; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WGH (1310 AM; 20 kW; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WRJR (670 AM; 20 kW; CLAREMONT, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE-PORTSMOUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHKT (1650 AM; 10 kW; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WKGM (940 AM; 10 kW; SMITHFIELD, VA; Owner: WKGM, INC.)
  • WGPL (1350 AM; 5 kW; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA URBAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFOG (1050 AM; 5 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WCPK (1600 AM; 4 kW; CHESAPEAKE, VA; Owner: WINSTON-SALEM RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WNIS (790 AM; 5 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WDZY (1290 AM; 25 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Boston:

  • WHRO-FM (90.3 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: HAMPTON ROADS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION,INC)
  • WHRV (89.5 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: HAMPTON ROADS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION,INC)
  • WAFX (106.9 FM; SUFFOLK, VA; Owner: TIDEWATER COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WVKL (95.7 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: ENTERCOM NORFOLK LICENSE, LLC)
  • WJCD (107.7 FM; WINDSOR, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSVY-FM (105.3 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKOC (93.7 FM; CHESAPEAKE, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WOWI (102.9 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNSB (91.1 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY BOARD OF VISITORS)
  • WWSO-FM (92.9 FM; SUFFOLK, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WPTE (94.9 FM; VIRGINIA BEACH, VA; Owner: ENTERCOM NORFOLK LICENSE, LLC)
  • WNOR (98.7 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: TIDEWATER COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WWDE-FM (101.3 FM; HAMPTON, VA; Owner: ENTERCOM NORFOLK LICENSE, LLC)
  • WYFI (99.7 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WGH-FM (97.3 FM; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WCMS-FM (100.5 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WLQM-FM (101.7 FM; FRANKLIN, VA; Owner: FRANKLIN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W291AE (106.1 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR TELECABLE, INC)
  • WNVZ (104.5 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: ENTERCOM NORFOLK LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBHH (92.1 FM; MOYOCK, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Boston:

  • WTVZ-TV (Channel 33; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WTVZ LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WHRO-TV (Channel 15; HAMPTON-NORFOLK, VA; Owner: HAMPTON ROADS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOC, INC.)
  • WPXV (Channel 49; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WTKR (Channel 3; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WAVY-TV (Channel 10; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WVEC-TV (Channel 13; HAMPTON, VA; Owner: WVEC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WGNT (Channel 27; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: UPN TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WBTD-LP (Channel 66; SUFFOLK, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WKTD-CA (Channel 17; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WVBT (Channel 43; VIRGINIA BEACH, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WNLO-CA (Channel 45; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • W05BQ (Channel 5; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: THE UNION MISSION)
  • WITD-CA (Channel 23; CHESAPEAKE, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WJGN-CA (Channel 5; CHESAPEAKE, VA; Owner: THE UNION MISSION)
  • W56CS (Channel 56; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WJHJ-LP (Channel 39; NEWPORT NEWS, ETC., VA; Owner: JBS, INC.)
  • W25CS (Channel 25; CHESAPEAKE, VA; Owner: KM BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGBS-LP (Channel 7; HAMPTON, ETC., VA; Owner: JOAN AND KENNETH WRIGHT)
  • W30BV (Channel 30; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: B.N. VISWANATH)
  • W21AQ (Channel 21; HAMPTON, VA; Owner: THE UNION MISSION)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Queli I Campos, Twin Lakes Lane (Lat: 38.542250 Lon: -78.136861), Type: 77.7, Structure height: 51047 m, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: Cws Vii, LLC, Queli.Campos@sharedsites.Com, , Arlin-gton, Phone: (703) 845-1971
  • Queli I Campos, Twin Lakes Lane, Type: 77.7, Structure height: 51047 m, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: Cws Vii, LLC, Queli.Campos@sharedsites.Com, , Arlin-gton, Phone: (703) 845-1971
  • Queli I Campos, Twin Lakes Lane (Lat: 38.542250 Lon: -78.136861), Type: 77.7, Structure height: 51047 m, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: Cws Vii, LLC, Queli.Campos@sharedsites.Com, , Arlin-gton, Phone: (703) 845-1971

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Hazel, Lat: 38.557528 Lon: -78.131583, Type: Upole, Structure height: 22 m, Call Sign: WQTP947,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 03/21/2014, Expiration Date: 03/21/2024, Certifier: Gary P Schwartz, Registrant: Rappahannock Electric Cooperative, Fredericksburg, VA 22404, Phone: (540) 891-5841, Fax: (540) 891-5831, Email:
  • 7WAW402A, 11402 Twin Lakes Ln (Lat: 38.542222 Lon: -78.136861), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WRDZ462,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11585.0 MHz, 11585.0 MHz, 11585.0 MHz, 11585.0 MHz, 11585.0 MHz, 11585.0 MHz, 11585.0 MHz, 11585.0 MHz, Grant Date: 08/27/2019, Expiration Date: 08/27/2029, Certifier: David Werblow, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Boston)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-161 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 862TC, N862TC, N-862TC, Serial Number: 28-7716290, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 07/25/1977, Certificate Issue Date: 08/16/2000
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Thomas P Connelly, 10633 Old Stillhouse Rd, Boston, VA 22713, Other Owners: Mary Jane Connelly
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 140 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 89163, N89163, N-89163, Serial Number: 8177, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 07/20/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 03/18/1999
    Registrant (Individual): Thomas P Connelly, 10633 Old Stillhouse Rd, Boston, VA 22713
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 09/27/2017

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Boston, VA
  • 57.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 25.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 17.3%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Boston, VA
  • 62.8%Electricity
  • 37.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Boston compared to Virginia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There are 3 pilots and 4 other airmen in this city.
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