Saxis, Virginia

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Population in 2013: 242 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -28.2%
Males: 120  (49.8%)
Females: 122  (50.2%)
Median resident age:  58.2 years
Virginia median age:  37.6 years

Zip codes: 23427.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $29,908 (it was $18,125 in 2000)
Saxis:

$29,908
VA:

$62,666

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,254 (it was $13,404 in 2000)

Saxis town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $104,779 (it was $36,100 in 2000)
Saxis:

$104,779
VA:

$239,300

Median gross rent in 2013: $516.

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  • Races in Saxis, VA (2010)

    Saxis races chart
    • 23597.5%White alone
    • 52.1%Two or more races
    • 10.4%Black alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Saxis: 85.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (51.2%), English (23.2%), Irish (4.3%), German (2.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1959

Elevation: 5 feet

Land area: 0.33 square miles.

Population density: 733 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Saxis:

  • High school or higher: 56.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Saxis town:

  • Never married: 14.9%
  • Now married: 55.4%
  • Separated: 4.8%
  • Widowed: 16.2%
  • Divorced: 8.7%



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Saxis, Virginia as of September 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Saxis to the number of sex offenders is 242 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $977 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $706 (0.7%)

Saxis satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Hampton, VA (70.8 miles , pop. 146,437).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Norfolk, VA (77.7 miles , pop. 234,403).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (146.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Sanford, VA (1.8 miles ), Makemie Park, VA (2.8 miles) , Hallwood, VA (2.8 miles ), Crisfield, MD (2.8 miles ), Bloxom, VA (2.9 miles ), Oak Hall, VA (3.1 miles ), Temperanceville, VA (3.1 miles ), Mappsville, VA (3.2 miles ).

Latitude: 37.93 N, Longitude: 75.72 W

Saxis household income distribution Saxis home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.7%
Virginia:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -30 (-8.2%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (18%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (18%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Wholesale trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Wholesale trade (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (22%)
  • Transportation occupations (16%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (44%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (16%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Material moving occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Saxis, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Saxis, Virginia average temperatures Saxis, Virginia average precipitation Saxis, Virginia humidity Saxis, Virginia wind speed Saxis, Virginia snowfall Saxis, Virginia sunshine Saxis, Virginia clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Saxis-area historical tornado activity is below Virginia state average. It is 60% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/28/2002, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 29.8 miles away from the Saxis town center caused $150,000 in damages.

On 4/28/2002, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 57.0 miles away from the town center killed 3 people and injured 122 people and caused $124 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Saxis-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 121.5 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 167.1 miles away from Saxis center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 166.8 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 350.1 miles away from the city 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 128.8 miles away from Saxis center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 303.6 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 Accomack County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 4, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Saxis topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Saxis:

  • EDWARD MCCREADY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; CRISFIELD, MD)
  • ALICE BYRD TAWES NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; CRISFIELD, MD)
  • RIVERSIDE SHORE REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; PARKSLEY, VA)
  • HARTLEY HALL NURSING AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; POCOMOKE CITY, MD)
  • SHORE HEALTHCARE AT HOME (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; ONLEY, VA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Saxis:

  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore (about 20 miles; Princess Anne, MD; Full-time enrollment: 3,902)
  • Salisbury University (about 30 miles; Salisbury, MD; FT enrollment: 8,375)
  • Wor-Wic Community College (about 34 miles; Salisbury, MD; FT enrollment: 2,256)
  • Delaware Technical Community College-Owens (about 57 miles; Georgetown, DE; FT enrollment: 3,159)
  • College of William and Mary (about 71 miles; Williamsburg, VA; FT enrollment: 7,617)
  • Thomas Nelson Community College (about 71 miles; Hampton, VA; FT enrollment: 7,056)
  • Hampton University (about 72 miles; Hampton, VA; FT enrollment: 4,494)

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

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Saxis and their reported violations in the past:

SHORE SEAFOOD (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-22-2006), St Public Notif requested (DEC-22-2006), St Public Notif received (FEB-01-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUN-28-2007)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 18.3%
(18.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.1 people
Virginia:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  58.1%
Whole state:  67.0%

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

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Saxis 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 below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.8
Virginia average:

12.3

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (39%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (29%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (29%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Saxis town (based on Accomack County data)

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.
Virginia:

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

1.56 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

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

7.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.7%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Accomack County:

30.2%
Virginia:

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

23.7%
State:

18.6%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$700
Totals for Government 0$0 2$700

4.98% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,991 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.98%
Virginia average:

9.34%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($547 average AGI)
Accomack County:

0.09%
Virginia average:

0.21%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Northampton County, VA  0.52% ($29,612 average AGI)
from Wicomico County, MD  0.20% ($33,808)
from Worcester County, MD  0.18% ($34,826)


5.19% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,620 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.19%
Virginia average:

9.20%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($620 average AGI)
Accomack County:

0.09%
Virginia average:

0.20%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Northampton County, VA  0.57% ($24,608 average AGI)
to Worcester County, MD  0.31% ($29,525)
to Wicomico County, MD  0.26% ($24,853)

Strongest AM radio stations in Saxis:

  • WESR (1330 AM; 5 kW; ONLEY-ONANCOCK, VA; Owner: EASTERN SHORE RADIO, INC.)
  • WDMV (540 AM; 1 kW; POCOMOKE CITY, MD; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)
  • WTGM (960 AM; 10 kW; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRJR (670 AM; 20 kW; CLAREMONT, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE-PORTSMOUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPGC (1580 AM; 50 kW; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WPGC(AM), INC.)
  • WJWL (900 AM; 11 kW; GEORGETOWN, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)

Strongest FM radio stations in Saxis:

  • WBEY (96.9 FM; CRISFIELD, MD; Owner: BAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOLC (102.5 FM; PRINCESS ANNE, MD; Owner: MARANATHA, INC.)
  • WVES (99.3 FM; ACCOMAC, VA; Owner: CHINCOTEAGUE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXMD (92.5 FM; POCOMOKE CITY, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKHW (106.5 FM; POCOMOKE CITY, MD; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WESM (91.3 FM; PRINCESS ANNE, MD; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, EASTERN SHORE)
  • WESR-FM (103.3 FM; ONLEY-ONANCOCK, VA; Owner: EASTERN SHORE RADIO, INC.)
  • WKHI (107.5 FM; FRUITLAND, MD; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)

TV broadcast stations around Saxis:

  • WPMC-CA (Channel 36; MAPPSVILLE, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WMDT (Channel 47; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCAST SERVICE GENERAL PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBOC-TV (Channel 16; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: WBOC, INC.)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 7
Most common first names in Saxis, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John575.4 years
James576.0 years
William571.0 years
Lee383.6 years
Mary374.3 years
Ruth385.7 years
Ethel280.5 years
Joseph263.9 years
Charles286.5 years
Clara274.0 years
Most common last names in Saxis, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Linton3476.2 years
Marshall2174.2 years
Martin1773.9 years
Lewis1573.7 years
Miles1376.8 years
Ellis1083.8 years
Ewell677.0 years
Mister675.2 years
Evans571.8 years
Bonawell580.4 years
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