Cheriton, Virginia

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Population in 2014: 477 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.4%
 
Males: 186  (39.0%)
Females: 291  (61.0%)
Median resident age:  53.1 years
Virginia median age:  37.8 years

Zip codes: 23316.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $33,999 (it was $26,429 in 2000)
Cheriton:

$33,999
VA:

$66,262

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $20,996 (it was $14,238 in 2000)

Cheriton town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $184,143 (it was $77,700 in 2000)
Cheriton:

$184,143
VA:

$257,800

Median gross rent in 2015: $497.

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  • Races in Cheriton, VA (2010)

    Cheriton races chart
    • 30662.8%White alone
    • 14028.7%Black alone
    • 306.2%Hispanic
    • 71.4%Two or more races
    • 40.8%American Indian alone

Races in Cheriton detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Cheriton: 87.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (72.8%), Greek (2.9%), German (2.7%), Irish (1.7%), Haitian (1.7%), English (1.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1951

Elevation: 20 feet

Land area: 1.03 square miles.

Population density: 464 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Cheriton:

  • High school or higher: 74.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cheriton town:

  • Never married: 29.1%
  • Now married: 46.5%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 14.3%
  • Divorced: 8.3%

40 residents are foreign born (6.6% Latin America, 1.5% Europe).

This town:

8.5%
Virginia:

11.7%



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Cheriton, Virginia as of December 17, 2017.
The ratio of number of residents in Cheriton to the number of sex offenders is 242 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $884 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,174 (0.6%)

Cheriton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Hampton, VA (27.9 miles , pop. 146,437).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Virginia Beach, VA (32.1 miles , pop. 425,257).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (192.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Cape Charles, VA (1.7 miles ), Eastville, VA (2.1 miles ), Nassawadox, VA (3.8 miles ), Exmore, VA (4.3 miles ), Belle Haven, VA (4.4 miles ), Savage Town, VA (4.5 miles) , Cats Bridge, VA (4.6 miles ), Mathews, VA (4.7 miles ).

Latitude: 37.29 N, Longitude: 75.97 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 757

Cheriton household income distribution Cheriton home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.0%
Virginia:

4.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -27 (-5.1%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (21%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Other services, except public administration (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Public administration (18%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (23%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (20%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (10%)
  • Community and social service occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (29%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)

Work and jobs in Cheriton: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Cheriton, Virginia

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Tornado activity:

Cheriton-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Virginia state average. It is 50% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/5/1979, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 32.8 miles away from the Cheriton town center injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/21/1969, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 2.2 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cheriton-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Virginia state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 108.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 210.3 miles away from Cheriton center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 119.8 miles away from the city center
On 3/15/1991 at 06:54:08, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 10.9 mi) earthquake occurred 111.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 374.7 miles away from Cheriton center
On 10/21/1998 at 05:56:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 8.3 mi) earthquake occurred 132.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Northampton County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Tropical Depressions: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Earthquake: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Cheriton topographic map

Birthplace of: Henry Wise, Jr. - Recipient of the Purple Heart.

Hospitals and medical centers near Cheriton:

  • HERITAGE HALL NASSAWADOX (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; NASSAWADOX, VA)
  • HERITAGE HALL NURSING HOME /NA (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; NASSAWADOX, VA)
  • RIVERSIDE SHORE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 15 miles away; NASSAWADOX, VA)
  • SHORE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; NASSAWADOX, VA)
  • BMA - NASSAWADOX (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; NASSAWADOX, VA)

Airports and heliports located in Cheriton:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cheriton:

  • Hampton University (about 28 miles; Hampton, VA; Full-time enrollment: 4,494)
  • Thomas Nelson Community College (about 30 miles; Hampton, VA; FT enrollment: 7,056)
  • Christopher Newport University (about 33 miles; Newport News, VA; FT enrollment: 5,061)
  • ECPI University (about 34 miles; Virginia Beach, VA; FT enrollment: 10,694)
  • Old Dominion University (about 34 miles; Norfolk, VA; FT enrollment: 19,825)
  • Norfolk State University (about 35 miles; Norfolk, VA; FT enrollment: 6,032)
  • Tidewater Community College (about 36 miles; Norfolk, VA; FT enrollment: 20,975)

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Notable location: Cheriton Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Cheriton include: Cheriton Baptist Church (A), Cheriton Methodist Church (B), Eastern Shore Lutheran Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Northampton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 18.8%
(15.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.7% for Black residents, 4.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Virginia:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  60.2%
Whole state:  67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.3%
Whole state:  5.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.7
Virginia average:

12.4

Cheriton travel time to work - commute Cheriton mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Cheriton town (based on Northampton County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,25913
Evangelical Protestant1,63614
Black Protestant1,0767
Catholic3621
Other41
None7,052-
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: 5
Northampton County:

3.74 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Northampton County:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Northampton County:

8.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Here:

8.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

13.1%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Northampton County:

29.5%
Virginia:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

22.0%
State:

18.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.6%
Virginia:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.0%
State:

47.8%

Average BMI:
Cheriton:

29.1
Virginia:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

22.9%
Virginia:

20.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.5%
Virginia:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Virginia:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.9%
Virginia:

33.7%

General health condition:
Here:

52.6%
Virginia:

56.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

76.3%
State:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Cheriton, VA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 2$1,869
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 3$750
Totals for Government 0$0 5$2,619

6.03% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,425 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.03%
Virginia average:

9.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Accomack County, VA  1.56% ($24,608 average AGI)
from Virginia Beach city, VA  0.50% ($30,958)
from Norfolk city, VA  0.32% ($85,467)


5.54% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,878 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.54%
Virginia average:

9.20%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Accomack County, VA  1.42% ($29,612 average AGI)
to Virginia Beach city, VA  0.40% ($37,789)
to Norfolk city, VA  0.36% ($23,529)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cheriton:

  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WGH (1310 AM; 20 kW; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WNIS (790 AM; 5 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WRJR (670 AM; 20 kW; CLAREMONT, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE-PORTSMOUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKGM (940 AM; 10 kW; SMITHFIELD, VA; Owner: WKGM, INC.)
  • WPMH (1010 AM; 10 kW; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)
  • WHKT (1650 AM; 10 kW; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WFOG (1050 AM; 5 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WESR (1330 AM; 5 kW; ONLEY-ONANCOCK, VA; Owner: EASTERN SHORE RADIO, INC.)
  • WDZY (1290 AM; 25 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cheriton:

  • WROX-FM (96.1 FM; CAPE CHARLES, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR TELECABLE, INC.)
  • WAZP (90.7 FM; CAPE CHARLES, VA; Owner: DELMARVA EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION)
  • WKOC (93.7 FM; CHESAPEAKE, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • 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)
  • WEXM (106.1 FM; EXMORE, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WXEZ (94.1 FM; YORKTOWN, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WSRV (92.3 FM; DELTAVILLE, VA; Owner: BULLSEYE BROADCASTING, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Cheriton:

  • WTKR (Channel 3; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WVEC-TV (Channel 13; HAMPTON, VA; Owner: WVEC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WVBT (Channel 43; VIRGINIA BEACH, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • 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)
  • WGBS-LP (Channel 7; HAMPTON, ETC., VA; Owner: JOAN AND KENNETH WRIGHT)
  • WGNT (Channel 27; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: UPN TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WAVY-TV (Channel 10; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WNLO-CA (Channel 45; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Paul R Miller, Bayview Circle, 2 Miles E Of Rt 13, 1.1 Mi N Of (Lat: 37.271944 Lon: -75.967500), Type: 80.7, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: 2024344130, Black@khlaw.Com, 1001 G STREET, NW, SUITE 500 WEST
  • Thomas A Larson, Bayview Circle, 2 Miles E Of Rt 13, 1.1 Mi N Of (Lat: 37.271944 Lon: -75.967500), Type: 80.7, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: 3024544594, Paul.Miller@conectiv.Com, 500 NORTH WAKEFIELD DRIVE
  • Bayview Circle, 2 Miles E Of Rt 13, 1.1 Mi N Of (Lat: 37.271944 Lon: -75.967500), Type: 80.7, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: 3024515201, Jmartin@delmarva.Com, 500 NORTH WAKEFIELD DRIVE

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Us Rt 13 Business And Va Rt 639 (Lat: 37.289306 Lon: -75.972444), Call Sign: KFN445, Licensee ID: L00644986
    Assigned Frequencies: 46.1800 MHzGrant Date: 04/11/2003, Expiration Date: 06/08/2013, Cancellation Date: 08/10/2013Registrant: Cheriton Volunteer Fire Co Inc, Cheriton, VA 23316-0041
  • Rt 600 7/10 Mi N Of Rt 600 & 639 Ints (Lat: 37.294583 Lon: -75.932694), Call Sign: KNFM310, Licensee ID: L00097193
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.550 MHzGrant Date: 05/30/1997, Expiration Date: 06/16/2002, Cancellation Date: 10/20/2002Registrant: Ray Newman, 4124 Richardson Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23455

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • 1344 Townsfield Rd (Lat: 37.298750 Lon: -76.019111), Type: Tower, Overall height: 5 m, Call Sign: WQX702, Licensee ID: L00376476
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.425 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHzGrant Date: 07/13/2001, Expiration Date: 07/23/2011, Cancellation Date: 09/24/2011Registrant: Ted R Bemb, Cheriton, VA 23316

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KC4DWI, Grant Date: 08/26/1998, Expiration Date: 08/26/2008, Cancellation Date: 08/27/2010, Registrant: Belford D Kellam, Box 936, Cheriton, VA 23316
  • Call Sign: KJ4QZH, Licensee ID: L01533677, Grant Date: 12/01/2009, Expiration Date: 12/01/2019, Certifier: Kentrell A Brown, Registrant: Kentrell A Brown, Cheriton, VA 23316

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: ROBINSON HELICOPTER R44 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING O-540-F1B5 (260 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 350DM , Serial Number: 0366, Year manufactured: 1997, Airworthiness Date: 06/03/2010
    Registrant (Individual): Michael E Steelman, Po Box 791, Cheriton, VA 23316
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172RG (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9683B , Serial Number: 172RG0966, Year manufactured: 1981, Airworthiness Date: 09/24/1981
    Registrant (Corporation): W P H Inc, Po Box 117, Cheriton, VA 23316

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
Most common first names in Cheriton, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2882.0 years
James2364.8 years
Mary2276.3 years
William1967.3 years
George1667.0 years
Charles1171.6 years
Margaret1072.8 years
Robert1074.3 years
Walter866.5 years
Annie878.5 years
Most common last names in Cheriton, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Spady1673.6 years
Jones1572.4 years
Smith1480.8 years
Moore1178.6 years
Savage1169.2 years
West1076.3 years
Smaw978.2 years
Wynder969.8 years
Williams879.9 years
Burton871.2 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (54%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (29%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Businesses in Cheriton, VA

  • H&R Block: 1

Cheriton compared to Virginia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above 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 2 pilots and no other airmen in this city.
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