Wachapreague, Virginia

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Population in 2014: 230 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.5%
 
Males: 113  (49.5%)
Females: 117  (50.5%)
Median resident age:  60.4 years
Virginia median age:  38.2 years

Zip codes: 23480.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $43,923 (it was $36,625 in 2000)
Wachapreague:

$43,923
VA:

$68,114

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $26,012 (it was $21,680 in 2000)

Wachapreague town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $146,135 (it was $80,000 in 2000)
Wachapreague:

$146,135
VA:

$264,000

Median gross rent in 2016: $1,021.

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  • Races in Wachapreague, VA (2010)

    Wachapreague races chart
    • 21190.9%White alone
    • 166.9%Black alone
    • 52.2%Hispanic

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Wachapreague: 87.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (71.2%), English (9.0%), Scotch-Irish (3.2%), Italian (1.3%), Ukrainian (1.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1902

Elevation: 10 feet

Land area: 0.26 square miles.

Population density: 899 people per square mile   (low).

Wachapreague,VA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Wachapreague:

  • High school or higher: 84.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.8%
  • Unemployed: 2.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wachapreague town:

  • Never married: 9.5%
  • Now married: 61.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 19.0%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

11 residents are foreign born (4.6% Latin America, 2.0% Asia, 1.0% Europe).

This town:

5.6%
Virginia:

11.9%



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Wachapreague, Virginia as of May 22, 2019.
The ratio of number of residents in Wachapreague to the number of sex offenders is 196 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,120 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $799 (0.6%)

Wachapreague satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Hampton, VA (54.0 miles , pop. 146,437).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Virginia Beach, VA (57.7 miles , pop. 425,257).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (168.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Melfa, VA (2.0 miles ), Keller, VA (2.0 miles) , Quinby, VA (2.1 miles ), Mappsburg, VA (2.1 miles) , Painter, VA (2.3 miles ), Onley, VA (2.4 miles ), Cats Bridge, VA (2.5 miles ), Savageville, VA (2.5 miles) .

Latitude: 37.61 N, Longitude: 75.69 W

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

4.4%
Virginia:

4.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -55 (-18.9%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (31%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Information (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (28%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Other services, except public administration (18%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (26%)
  • Sales and related occupations (21%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)
  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Community and social service occupations (10%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)

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

Average climate in Wachapreague, Virginia

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Tornado activity:

Wachapreague-area historical tornado activity is below Virginia state average. It is 64% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/2/1973, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 7.2 miles away from the Wachapreague town center .

On 8/6/1993, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 48.8 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wachapreague-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 121.3 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 189.3 miles away from Wachapreague 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 130.8 miles away from the city 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 188.9 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 367.5 miles away from Wachapreague center
On 3/15/1991 at 06:54:08, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 10.9 mi) earthquake occurred 122.2 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).
Wachapreague topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Wachapreague:

  • SHORE HEALTHCARE AT HOME (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; ONLEY, VA)
  • RIVERSIDE SHORE REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; PARKSLEY, VA)
  • BMA - NASSAWADOX (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; NASSAWADOX, VA)
  • RIVERSIDE SHORE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 14 miles away; NASSAWADOX, VA)
  • SHORE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; NASSAWADOX, VA)
  • HERITAGE HALL NASSAWADOX (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; NASSAWADOX, VA)
  • HERITAGE HALL NURSING HOME /NA (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; NASSAWADOX, VA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wachapreague:

  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore (about 42 miles; Princess Anne, MD; Full-time enrollment: 3,902)
  • Salisbury University (about 52 miles; Salisbury, MD; FT enrollment: 8,375)
  • Hampton University (about 54 miles; Hampton, VA; FT enrollment: 4,494)
  • Wor-Wic Community College (about 55 miles; Salisbury, MD; FT enrollment: 2,256)
  • Thomas Nelson Community College (about 55 miles; Hampton, VA; FT enrollment: 7,056)
  • Christopher Newport University (about 58 miles; Newport News, VA; FT enrollment: 5,061)
  • ECPI University (about 60 miles; Virginia Beach, VA; FT enrollment: 10,694)

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Notable location: Wachapreague 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 2016: 9.3%
(10.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This town:  1.9 people
Virginia:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  56.5%
Whole state:  67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.6%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.0
Virginia average:

12.3

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for Wachapreague 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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Wachapreague:

48.9%
Virginia:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

42.2%
Virginia:

47.8%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.4
Virginia:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Wachapreague:

24.4%
State:

20.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Wachapreague:

11.0%
Virginia:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Wachapreague:

7.0
Virginia:

6.8

Overweight people:
Wachapreague:

35.4%
Virginia:

33.7%

General health condition:
This city:

49.3%
State:

56.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

71.5%
Virginia:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Wachapreague, 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 1$105
Other Government Administration 0$0 10$1,305
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$1,615
Totals for Government 0$0 13$3,025

Wachapreague government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $20,000 ($86.96)
    Financial Administration: $8,000 ($34.78)
    Fire Protection: $5,000 ($21.74)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($13.04)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $18,000 ($78.26)

Wachapreague government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $4,000 ($17.39)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($8.70)
  • Tax - Property: $32,000 ($139.13)
    Public Utilities: $12,000 ($52.17)
    Other Selective Sales: $10,000 ($43.48)
    Motor Vehicle License: $4,000 ($17.39)

Wachapreague government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $50,000 ($217.39)

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 Wachapreague:

  • WESR (1330 AM; 5 kW; ONLEY-ONANCOCK, VA; Owner: EASTERN SHORE RADIO, INC.)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)
  • 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)
  • WGH (1310 AM; 20 kW; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WTGM (960 AM; 10 kW; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPGC (1580 AM; 50 kW; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WPGC(AM), INC.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wachapreague:

  • WKHI (107.5 FM; FRUITLAND, MD; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WESR-FM (103.3 FM; ONLEY-ONANCOCK, VA; Owner: EASTERN SHORE RADIO, INC.)
  • WVES (99.3 FM; ACCOMAC, VA; Owner: CHINCOTEAGUE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEXM (106.1 FM; EXMORE, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WROX-FM (96.1 FM; CAPE CHARLES, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR TELECABLE, INC.)
  • WBEY (96.9 FM; CRISFIELD, MD; Owner: BAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W220CQ (91.9 FM; ACCOMAC, VA; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Wachapreague:

  • WPMC-CA (Channel 36; MAPPSVILLE, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • W25AA (Channel 25; ONANCOCK, VA; Owner: COUNTY OF ACCOMACK, VIRGINIA)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 26m85ftTotal length
  • $90,000Total costs
  • 19,637Total average daily traffic
  • 948Total average daily truck traffic
  • 21,173Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2
  • Port Of Wachapreague Town Marina Atlantic Ave (Lat: 37.613750 Lon: -75.687972), Type: Tower, Overall height: 11 m, Call Sign: WHG592
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.425 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHzGrant Date: 10/24/2015, Expiration Date: 12/19/2025Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern, Suite E# 501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:
  • 1 High (Lat: 37.604861 Lon: -75.689361), Type: Tower, Overall height: 23 m, Call Sign: WQZ290, Licensee ID: L00004213
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.425 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHzGrant Date: 03/06/2003, Expiration Date: 03/13/2013, Cancellation Date: 05/18/2013Registrant: Wachapreague Volunteer Fire Co Inc, 1 High St, Wachapreague, VA 23480

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: AA3HK, Licensee ID: L00784736, Grant Date: 12/23/2003, Expiration Date: 03/22/2014, Cancellation Date: 03/23/2016, Certifier: Donald R Brown, Registrant: Donald R Brown, 12 Main St Box 233, Wachapreague, VA 23480
  • Call Sign: KD4NVK, Licensee ID: L00462132, Grant Date: 02/15/2012, Expiration Date: 05/05/2022, Certifier: Ben D Byrd Jr, Registrant: Ben D Byrd Jr, 22319 Riverview Ave, Wachapreague, VA 23480
  • Call Sign: WA4COJ, Grant Date: 08/10/1994, Expiration Date: 08/10/2004, Cancellation Date: 08/11/2006, Registrant: Gordon T Eastlake, 8 High St, Wachapreague, VA 23480
  • Call Sign: WB4PKY, Grant Date: 12/03/1991, Expiration Date: 12/03/2001, Cancellation Date: 01/31/1997, Registrant: Franklin Martin, Pick Penny Farm Box 147, Wachapreague, VA 23480

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: BEECH A23 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 114 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-360 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1417L , Serial Number: M-809, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 07/19/1965
    Registrant (Individual): David P Bright, Po Box 72, Wachapreague, VA 23480
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 177B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 30639 , Serial Number: 17701375, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 09/05/1969
    Registrant (Corporation): Mfv-N30639 Owners Association Inc, Po Box 186, Wachapreague, VA 23480
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8749N , Serial Number: 28-25569, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 02/14/1969
    Registrant (Individual): Randell W Powell, Po Box 36, Wachapreague, VA 23480

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

WACHAPREAGUE MOTEL (Address: 1 Main Street , Population served: 35, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 9
Most common first names in Wachapreague, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1072.7 years
John1077.2 years
James1075.6 years
Elizabeth880.2 years
Mary675.8 years
Charles673.6 years
Robert671.0 years
Margaret587.0 years
Thomas574.4 years
Lillian571.6 years
Most common last names in Wachapreague, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Mears1077.9 years
Phillips872.0 years
Bell773.6 years
Wallace773.6 years
Harmon683.2 years
Davis677.3 years
Matthews678.2 years
Richardson676.2 years
Parker677.2 years
Watson582.4 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (41%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (35%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (18%)
  • Wood (5%)

Wachapreague compared to Virginia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
There are 2 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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