County population in 2012: 33,341 (all rural); it was 38,305 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,857 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,106 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 11,472 Renter-occupied apartments: 3,835 (it was 3,827 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 455 sq. mi. Water area: 854.8 sq. mi.
Population density: 73 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Accomack County: 87.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.2%), Retail trade (12.6%), Manufacturing (11.3%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $691 (0.4%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $565 (0.5%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 16.3%
(10.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.1% for Black residents, 43.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 19.3% for other race residents, 24.2% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 44 years old
(Males: 42 years old, Females: 46 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48 years old, Black residents: 40 years old, American Indian residents: 39 years old, Asian residents: 34 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 24 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Accomack County is $452 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $508 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $617 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Accomack County: Sheilds Wharf (A), Poplar Cove (B), Poplar Cove Wharf (C), Folly Creek Landing (D), Coal Kiln (E), Accomack County Northern Landfill Number 2 (F), Accomack County Bobtown Southern Landfill (G), Assawoman (H), Harborton Solid Waste Receiving Facility (I), Dublin Farms (J), Virginia Truck Experimental Station (K), Belle Haven Station (L), Red Hill (M), Horntown Landing (N), Marsh Market (O), Keller Campgrounds (P), Messongo Bridge (Q), Jenkins Bridge (R), The Oaks (S), Eastern Shore Yacht and Country Club (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Accomack County include: Pocomoke Church (A), Adams Church (B), Andrew Chapel (C), Bethel Church (D), Saint Georges Church (E), Saint Johns Church (F), Saint Josephs Church (G), Saint Lukes Church (H), Saint Thomas Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Bloxom Cemetery (1), Wessells Cemetery (2), Edge Hill Cemetery (3), Joynes Cemetery (4), Onancock Cemetery (5), Liberty Cemetery (6), Greenwood Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Sloop Gut (A), Goose Lakes (B), Horseshoe Pond (C), Level Pond (D), North Pond (E), Bundick Pond (F), Custis Pond (G), Tankard Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Little Creek (A), Wreck Island Creek (B), Wire Creek (C), Willis Creek (D), Whites Creek (E), White Perch Creek (F), West Ridge Creek (G), Wattsville Branch (H), Waterhole Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in Accomack County include: Accomack Wayside (1), Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge (2), Wallops Island National Wildlife Refuge (3), Saxis Marsh Waterfowl Management Area and Refuge (4). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 286 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $343,184 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $677.36 The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 6.25% The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 56.49% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $253,471 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 76.98% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $110,795 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 80.19% Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 0.67 Corn for grain: 23851 harvested acres All wheat for grain: 12164 harvested acres Upland cotton: 1375 harvested acres Soybeans for beans: 34158 harvested acres Vegetables: 5,591 harvested acres Land in orchards: 77 acres
Accomack County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 4.2 times below overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused one injury recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 5/7/1967, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
Most recent natural disasters:
Virginia Severe Storms and Flooding, Including Severe Storms and Flooding Associated with Tropical Depression Ernesto, Incident Period: August 29, 2006 to September 7, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1661): September 22, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1661, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Tropical Depression
Virginia Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3240): September 12, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3240, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Virginia Hurricane Isabel, Incident Period: September 18, 2003 to October 1, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1491): September 18, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1491, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Virginia Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 25, 2000 to January 30, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1318): February 28, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1318, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
Virginia Hurricane Floyd, Incident Period: September 13, 1999 to September 26, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1293): September 18, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1293, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Virginia Hurricane Fran, Incident Period: September 5, 1996 to September 23, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1135): September 6, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1135, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Virginia Blizzard, Incident Period: January 6, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1086): January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1086, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
Virginia Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 14, 1993, Emergency Declared (EM-3112): March 25, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3112, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
Virginia Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: April 21, 1992 to April 22, 1992, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-944): May 19, 1992, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-944, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Virginia Tropical Storm Agnes, Incident Period: June 23, 1972, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-339): June 23, 1972, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-339, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
The number of natural disasters in Accomack County (10) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8 Emergencies Declared: 2
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.0 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.2
Births per 1000 population in Accomack County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.6 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.8
Deaths per 1000 population in Accomack County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.6 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Accomack County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 6,904 (5,936 aged, 968 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1321.530 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1268.260 Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7.61
Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 27.91 Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 73.56
Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7.61
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1
Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 100.0. This is less than state average.
Mechanisms of suicide:
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
Firearm - 77.8
Other - 22.2
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 27,166 (5,724 male householders, 3,398 female householders)
6,603 spouses, 8,086 children (7,440 natural, 176 adopted, 470 stepchildren), 1,114 grandchildren, 353 brothers or sisters, 286 parents, 605 other relatives, 852 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 5,570 (2,136 male householders (1,708 living alone)), 2,540 female householders (2,265 living alone)), 894 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 428 (255 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 4,575 2-persons, 1,995 3-persons, 1,493 4-persons, 635 5-persons, 242 6-persons, 182 7-or-more-persons.
93.3% of residents of Accomack County speak English at home.
5.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (38% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 28% speak English not well, 23% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (65% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (64% speak English very well, 36% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (38% speak English very well, 4% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 50% don't speak English at all).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $363,566,000 ($9237 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $49,186,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $111,361,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $48,184,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,606,000 Federal grants: $41,874,000 Federal procurement contracts: $107,338,000 ($33,115,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $49,202,000 ($8,736,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $1,624,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $9,922,000 Federal Government insurance: $500,590,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
63 per 1000 residents
70 per 1000 residents
62 per 1000 residents
40 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +714
+18 per 1000 residents
+18 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +412
+10 per 1000 residents
+14 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Accomack County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.82 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 165
2000 to 2004: 813
1990 to 1999: 2,973
1980 to 1989: 2,817
1970 to 1979: 3,791
1960 to 1969: 2,309
1950 to 1959: 2,261
1940 to 1949: 926
1939 or earlier: 5,176
Rooms in houses/apartments in Accomack County, Virginia
62% of Accomack County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 59% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 30% lived in Virginia.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 22535
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $68,200
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Accomack County