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Accomack County, Virginia (VA)

County population in 2014: 33,021 (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:

25%
State:

33%

Land area: 455 sq. mi.

Water area: 854.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 73 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Accomack County: 87.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (25.4%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (20.8%), Educational, health and social services (13.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 56%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 41%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Accomack County, Virginia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (61.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (27.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (8.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
Median resident age:  44.0 years
Virginia median age:  37.0 years
Males: 16,084  (48.7%)
Females: 16,937  (51.3%)
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Accomack County,VA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Accomack County:

2.0 people
Virginia:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $38,574 ($30,250 in 1999)

This county:

$38574
Virginia:

$62666

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $519 (lower quartile is $410, upper quartile is $700)
This county:

$519
State:

$922


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $150,272 (it was $69,200 in 2000)
Accomack:

$150,272
Virginia:

$239,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $74,333 - $237,101
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,077
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $331

Institutionalized population: 255

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 14
  • Assaults: 36
  • Burglaries: 92
  • Thefts: 299
  • Auto thefts: 48

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 11
  • Robberies: 19
  • Assaults: 22
  • Burglaries: 71
  • Thefts: 342
  • Auto thefts: 39
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 176 buildings, average cost: $163,600
  • 2008: 150 buildings, average cost: $161,100
  • 2009: 90 buildings, average cost: $143,700
  • 2010: 89 buildings, average cost: $165,300
  • 2011: 67 buildings, average cost: $164,900
  • 2012: 101 buildings, average cost: $167,400
  • 2013: 88 buildings, average cost: $172,300
  • 2014: 67 buildings, average cost: $126,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $874 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $696 (0.6%)

Accomack County household income distribution in 2009 Accomack County home values distribution Accomack County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 20.3%
(13.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.0% for Black residents, 25.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 13.8% for American Indian residents, 69.5% for other race residents, 30.7% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 20.4%
Accomack County:

20.4%
Virginia:

11.7%
(13.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.8% for Black residents, 24.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.5% for American Indian residents, 76.0% for other race residents, 28.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 45 years old
(Males: 42 years old, Females: 47 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 51 years old, Black residents: 38 years old, American Indian residents: 59 years old, Asian residents: 58 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 33 years old)

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.

Cities in this county include: Chincoteague, Onancock, Wattsville, Captains Cove, Atlantic, Parksley, Pastoria, Tangier, Horntown, Metompkin.

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

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Neighboring counties: Mineral County, Colorado , Warrick County, Indiana , Spotsylvania County , Lexington city .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.4%
Virginia:

4.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 881
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 67.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,625 (18% naturalized citizens)

Accomack County:

4.2%
Whole state:

8.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 823
  • 1990 to 1994: 237
  • 1985 to 1989: 211
  • 1980 to 1984: 55
  • 1975 to 1979: 120
  • 1970 to 1974: 46
  • 1970 to 1974: 21
  • 1965 to 1969: 112

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 78.9%

Accomack County marital status for males Accomack County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 13,728
  • One, attached: 493
  • Two: 212
  • 3 or 4: 222
  • 5 to 9: 177
  • 10 to 19: 65
  • 20 or more: 45
  • Mobile homes: 4,512
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 96

Housing units in Accomack County with a mortgage: 4,057 (273 second mortgage, 423 home equity loan, 11 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,952

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

75.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Accomack County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant6,78152
Evangelical Protestant5,25434
Black Protestant8966
Catholic8172
Other2262
None19,190-
Accomack County Religion Details
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.

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%

Agriculture in Accomack County:

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

Earthquake activity:

Accomack County-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 125.0 miles away from Accomack County 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 176.6 miles away from the county 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 176.2 miles away from the county 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 359.9 miles away from the county 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 133.3 miles away from Accomack County 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 301.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • VirginiaSevere 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
  • VirginiaHurricane 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
  • VirginiaHurricane 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
  • VirginiaWinter 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
  • VirginiaHurricane 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
  • VirginiaHurricane 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
  • VirginiaBlizzard, 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
  • VirginiaSevere 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
  • VirginiaFlooding, 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
  • VirginiaTropical 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

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (49%)
  • Guatemala (19%)
  • Nicaragua (8%)
  • Korea (4%)
  • United Kingdom (2%)
  • El Salvador (2%)
  • Germany (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Accomack County (%):

  • United States or American (20%)
  • English (15%)
  • German (7%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • Polish (1%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)

Accomack County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 12,503 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 2,336 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 256 (2%)
  • Ferryboat: 8 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 32 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 100 (1%)
  • Walked: 422 (3%)
  • Other means: 193 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 454 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Accomack County, Virginia in 2000:

  • 285 people in nursing homes
  • 267 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 124 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 112 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 32 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 24 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 20 people in homes for the mentally retarded

People in group quarters in Accomack County, Virginia in 2010:

  • 163 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 108 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 92 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 31 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 23 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 8 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $42,497.

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%

1.53% relocated from other counties in Virginia ($12,112 average AGI)
3.36% relocated from other states ($29,331 average AGI)
Accomack County:

3.36%
Virginia average:

3.74%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


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)
from Virginia Beach city, VA  0.18% ($38,304)
from Norfolk city, VA  0.14% ($42,889)
from Miami-Dade County, FL  0.13% ($10,647)
from Somerset County, MD  0.10% ($84,923)


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%

1.62% relocated to other counties in Virginia ($9,689 average AGI)
3.48% relocated to other states ($20,311 average AGI)
Accomack County:

3.48%
Virginia average:

3.60%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


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)
to Virginia Beach city, VA  0.21% ($35,667)
to Somerset County, MD  0.19% ($28,840)
to Norfolk city, VA  0.12% ($16,063)
to Hillsborough County, FL  0.12% ($20,800)

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 from 2007 to 2014: 13.3

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

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 20.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Accomack County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Accomack County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 7,141 (5,938 aged, 1,203 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,086 (12%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Accomack County, Virginia in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (557)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (435)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (296)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (285)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (267)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (236)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (206)
  • Unspecified dementia (198)
  • Congestive heart failure (193)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (173)

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:

Households: 32,736
  • 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.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,973 1-person, 601 2-persons, 54 3-persons, 26 4-persons, 13 5-persons, 5 6-persons, 4 7-or-more-persons.

4,903 married couples with children.
2,781 single-parent households (515 men, 2,266 women).

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:

Births: 2,491
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,437
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

40 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +714
Here:

+18 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +412
Here:

+10 per 1000 residents
State:

+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:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 141
  • 2000 to 2004: 3,399
  • 1990 to 1999: 3,842
  • 1980 to 1989: 3,021
  • 1970 to 1979: 3,847
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,190
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,665
  • 1940 to 1949: 721
  • 1939 or earlier: 3,131
Rooms in houses/apartments in Accomack County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 75
  • 3 rooms: 313
  • 4 rooms: 1,282
  • 5 rooms: 3,083
  • 6 rooms: 2,805
  • 7 rooms: 1,846
  • 8 rooms: 1,094
  • 9+ rooms: 974
  • 1 room: 9
  • 2 rooms: 148
  • 3 rooms: 325
  • 4 rooms: 1,066
  • 5 rooms: 1,160
  • 6 rooms: 586
  • 7 rooms: 283
  • 8 rooms: 191
  • 9+ rooms: 59
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Accomack County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 25
  • 1 bedroom: 380
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,357
  • 3 bedrooms: 6,118
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,413
  • 5+ bedrooms: 179
  • no bedroom: 22
  • 1 bedroom: 429
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,672
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,413
  • 4 bedrooms: 231
  • 5+ bedrooms: 60
Cars and other vehicles available in Accomack County, Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 892
  • 1 vehicle: 3,718
  • 2 vehicles: 4,575
  • 3 vehicles: 1,810
  • 4 vehicles: 402
  • 5+ vehicles: 75
  • no vehicle: 555
  • 1 vehicle: 1,852
  • 2 vehicles: 1,111
  • 3 vehicles: 231
  • 4 vehicles: 62
  • 5+ vehicles: 16

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.

Accomack County:

61.9%
State average:

53.8%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 22535
  • Northeast: 4495
  • Midwest: 963
  • South: 8010
  • West: 515

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
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (37.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (31.0%)
  • Electricity (27.1%)
  • Wood (3.6%)
  • Utility gas (0.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (40.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (32.0%)
  • Electricity (23.8%)
  • Wood (1.8%)
  • Utility gas (0.9%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 406
Here:

8.8%
Virginia:

9.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 121
Here:

5.7%
Virginia:

8.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 81
Here:

10.0%
Virginia:

20.6%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,193
  • Number of aged recipients: 215
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 978
  • Number of recipients under 18: 229
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 623
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 341
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 556
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 490
Accomack County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Accomack County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Accomack County, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William37373.9 years
John35074.9 years
Mary27879.9 years
James24072.2 years
George23774.8 years
Robert17273.3 years
Margaret14880.2 years
Charles13875.1 years
Elizabeth13780.8 years
Edward10872.4 years
Most common last names in Accomack County, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Taylor23875.6 years
Parks16177.6 years
Lewis14577.3 years
Smith14275.1 years
Savage12676.2 years
Mears12176.7 years
Davis11875.6 years
Williams10572.2 years
Johnson10374.1 years
White10372.4 years
Businesses in Accomack County, VA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Ace Hardware2McDonald's3
AutoZone1Nike3
Best Western2Pizza Hut2
Burger King1Quality1
CVS1RadioShack1
Comfort Suites1Rite Aid2
DHL1Sears1
Dairy Queen1Subway5
FedEx7Taco Bell1
GNC1True Value1
H&R Block3U-Haul5
Hardee's1UPS5
Hilton2Walmart1
Holiday Inn1Wendy's1
KFC1YMCA1