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Population in 2012: 242 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -28.2%
Males: 120  (49.6%)
Females: 122  (50.4%)

Median resident age:  55.5 years
Virginia median age:  35.1 years

Zip codes: 23427.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,825 (it was $18,125 in 2000)
Saxis:

$30,825
VA:

$61,741
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,987

Saxis town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $98,282 (it was $36,100 in 2000)
Saxis:

$98,282
VA:

$237,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $105,973; Detached houses: $121,335; Townhouses or other attached units: $72,026; Mobile homes: $39,714

Median gross rent in 2012: $475.

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  • White alone - 235 (97.5%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (2.1%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.4%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Saxis: 85.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (55.0%), English (27.5%), Irish (3.9%), German (3.1%).

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 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Saxis:

  • High school or higher: 53.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Saxis town:

  • Never married: 14.8%
  • Now married: 55.3%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 16.4%
  • Divorced: 11.1%



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Saxis, Virginia as of December 20, 2014.
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 2012: $750 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $535 (0.6%)

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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 July 2013:
Here:

6.2%
Virginia:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -30 (-8.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (26%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (12%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (26%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Wholesale trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (30%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (14%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (18%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Other financial specialists (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Saxis-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Virginia state average. It is 41% 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.

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, Tropical Depression: 1, Blizzard: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Saxis:

  • EDWARD MCCREADY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 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)

Political contributions by individuals in Saxis, VA

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Saxis:

  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore (about 20 miles; Princess Anne, MD; Full-time enrollment: 3,829)
  • Salisbury University (about 30 miles; Salisbury, MD; FT enrollment: 7,211)
  • Delaware Technical and Community College-Owens (about 57 miles; Georgetown, DE; FT enrollment: 2,382)
  • College of William and Mary (about 71 miles; Williamsburg, VA; FT enrollment: 7,397)
  • Thomas Nelson Community College (about 71 miles; Hampton, VA; FT enrollment: 3,554)
  • Hampton University (about 71 miles; Hampton, VA; FT enrollment: 4,789)
  • Christopher Newport University (about 74 miles; Newport News, VA; FT enrollment: 4,722)

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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

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 16.1%

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Saxis, VA

Saxis compared to Virginia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value 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 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.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Saxis travel time to work - commute


Saxis mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (35%)
  • Electricity (32%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (28%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 35.15%
Here35.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Episcopal Church
Adherents54.5%28.7%7.1%3.0%2.3%
Congregations54.7%19.8%2.3%2.3%4.7%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Churches of ChristAssemblies of God The Wesleyan ChurchOther
Adherents2.2%0.7%0.5%0.3%0.7%
Congregations5.8%2.3%2.3%2.3%3.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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
This 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.
Virginia:

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

9.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Accomack County:

10.7%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Accomack County:

30.2%
State:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

23.7%
State:

18.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
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 1$179
Totals for Government 0$0 1$179


5.17% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,561 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.17%
Virginia average:

11.06%

0.10% of residents moved from foreign countries ($894 average AGI)
Accomack County:

0.10%
Virginia average:

0.41%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Northampton County, VA  0.51% ($26,769 average AGI)
from Worcester County, MD  0.31% ($35,205)
from Virginia Beach city, VA  0.17% ($36,810)


5.41% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,092 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.41%
Virginia average:

10.78%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Northampton County, VA  0.59% ($25,493 average AGI)
to Wicomico County, MD  0.44% ($35,071)
to Worcester County, MD  0.39% ($38,680)

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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