Saxis, Virginia

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Population in 2017: 235 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -30.3%
Males: 101  (43.3%)
Females: 134  (56.7%)
Median resident age:

57.8 years
Virginia median age:

38.2 years

Zip codes: 23427.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $27,778 (it was $18,125 in 2000)
Saxis:

$27,778
VA:

$71,535

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $20,933 (it was $13,404 in 2000)

Saxis town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $83,079 (it was $36,100 in 2000)
Saxis:

$83,079
VA:

$273,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $141,804; detached houses: $146,049; mobile homes: $83,605

Median gross rent in 2017: $701.

March 2019 cost of living index in Saxis: 84.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 15.6%
(15.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Saxis, VA (2010)
    • 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



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Saxis, Virginia as of August 05, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Saxis is 215 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (48.3%), English (19.5%), German (8.5%), Irish (1.7%), Polish (1.7%), Scotch-Irish (1.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1959

Elevation: 5 feet

Land area: 0.33 square miles.

Population density: 712 people per square mile   (low).

Saxis, Virginia map

8 residents are foreign born (2.3% Latin America, 1.4% Europe).

This town:

3.7%
Virginia:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $884 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $681 (0.6%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Saxis, VA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Saxis, VA in 2017
Saxis satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.0%
Virginia:

3.0%
Most common industries in Saxis, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (17.7%)
  • Construction (6.2%)
  • Food (6.2%)
  • Educational services (6.2%)
  • Petroleum & petroleum products merchant wholesalers (5.4%)
  • Social assistance (5.4%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (33.3%)
  • Construction (12.7%)
  • Petroleum & petroleum products merchant wholesalers (11.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.8%)
  • Electronic shopping & mail-order houses (4.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Food (11.9%)
  • Educational services (11.9%)
  • Social assistance (10.4%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (6.0%)
  • U. S. Postal service (6.0%)
  • Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers (4.5%)
  • Apparel (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Saxis, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (14.6%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (9.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Other financial specialists (4.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (30.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (14.3%)
  • Carpenters (6.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (17.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (13.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.9%)
  • Other financial specialists (9.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (9.0%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6.0%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.5%)

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 Saxis 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 (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, 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)

Points of interest:

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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
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

For population 15 years and over in Saxis:

Marital status in Saxis, VA
  • Never married: 16.3%
  • Now married: 49.7%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 14.1%
  • Divorced: 16.7%

For population 25 years and over in Saxis:

  • High school or higher: 69.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
Virginia average:

12.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Saxis, 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
Accomack County:

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.
State:

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%
State:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Accomack County:

30.2%
Virginia:

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

23.7%
Virginia:

18.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

43.2%
State:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Saxis:

40.2%
State:

47.8%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.0
Virginia:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

15.0%
Virginia:

20.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

3.7%
Virginia:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

23.2%
State:

33.7%

General health condition:
Saxis:

51.8%
Virginia:

56.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Saxis:

80.8%
Virginia:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Saxis, 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
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$700
Totals for Government 0$0 2$700

Saxis government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $267,000 ($1136.17)
    General Public Buildings: $157,000 ($668.09)
    Water Utilities: $120,000 ($510.64)
    Parks and Recreation: $42,000 ($178.72)
    General - Other: $37,000 ($157.45)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $35,000 ($148.94)
    Police Protection: $32,000 ($136.17)
    Financial Administration: $31,000 ($131.91)
    Central Staff Services: $31,000 ($131.91)
    Sewerage: $20,000 ($85.11)
    Local Fire Protection: $14,000 ($59.57)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000 ($8.51)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $15,000 ($63.83)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $102,000 ($434.04)

Saxis government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $26,000 ($110.64)
    Other: $13,000 ($55.32)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000 ($21.28)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $1,000 ($4.26)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($4.26)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $89,000 ($378.72)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $398,000 ($1693.62)
    Other: $29,000 ($123.40)
  • Tax - Property: $108,000 ($459.57)
    Other License: $81,000 ($344.68)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $57,000 ($242.55)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $12,000 ($51.06)
    Motor Vehicle License: $6,000 ($25.53)

Saxis government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $318,000 ($1353.19)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $318,000 ($1353.19)

Saxis government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $130,000 ($553.19)

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 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.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 7ft / 1.9mTotal length
  • $496,000Total costs
  • 2,492Total average daily traffic
  • 178Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,391Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Saxis, VA
  • 38.6%Electricity
  • 30.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 28.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.3%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Saxis, VA
  • 40.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 35.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 25.0%Electricity


Saxis compared to Virginia state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value 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.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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