Poquoson, Virginia

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Population in 2017: 12,053 (93% urban, 7% rural).
Population change since 2000: +4.2%
 
Males: 5,903  (49.0%)
Females: 6,150  (51.0%)
Median resident age:

43.9 years
Virginia median age:

38.2 years

Zip codes: 23662.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $93,363 (it was $60,920 in 2000)
Poquoson:

$93,363
VA:

$71,535

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $39,567 (it was $25,336 in 2000)

Poquoson city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $344,742 (it was $149,800 in 2000)
Poquoson:

$344,742
VA:

$273,400

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,184.

March 2019 cost of living index in Poquoson: 96.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 4.7%
(4.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 2.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Poquoson, VA (2017)
    • 11,11090.3%White alone
    • 3622.9%Two or more races
    • 3092.5%Hispanic
    • 2091.7%Asian alone
    • 1311.1%Black alone
    • 70.06%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists, there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Poquoson, Virginia as of December 02, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Poquoson is 1,527 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Poquoson by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.4)
4
(33.8)
4
(33.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(16.5)
4
(33.1)
2
(16.7)
3
(25.1)
3
(25.0)
6
(50.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(16.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.3)
1
(8.3)
1
(8.4)
2
(16.7)
1
(8.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
4
(33.7)
14
(117.4)
15
(125.6)
11
(92.8)
23
(193.2)
7
(59.0)
5
(40.7)
10
(82.4)
15
(123.9)
8
(66.1)
8
(66.7)
16
(133.6)
14
(116.9)
12
(99.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
21
(176.9)
24
(201.2)
20
(167.5)
33
(278.5)
24
(201.6)
20
(168.6)
40
(325.3)
3
(24.7)
14
(115.6)
18
(148.8)
17
(141.8)
38
(317.3)
34
(283.8)
18
(149.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
136
(1,146)
104
(871.8)
124
(1,039)
165
(1,392)
131
(1,101)
106
(893.8)
104
(845.9)
30
(247.3)
117
(966.3)
64
(529.0)
118
(984.2)
129
(1,077)
149
(1,244)
80
(666.1)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
9
(75.8)
4
(33.5)
11
(92.1)
9
(75.9)
10
(84.0)
9
(75.9)
5
(40.7)
1
(8.2)
4
(33.0)
8
(66.1)
6
(50.0)
4
(33.4)
0
(0.0)
3
(25.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(8.4)
1
(8.4)
2
(16.8)
5
(42.2)
4
(33.6)
1
(8.4)
1
(8.1)
4
(33.0)
2
(16.5)
1
(8.3)
2
(16.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.3)
1
(8.3)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)71.077.692.5126.8132.965.479.428.887.479.082.5117.2118.0101.6

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Poquoson, VA

Crime rate in Poquoson detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 24 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.91
Virginia average:

2.26
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Poquoson, VA City Guides:

Ancestries: American (22.1%), English (15.1%), German (9.2%), Irish (6.4%), Scotch-Irish (5.5%), European (5.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1952

Elevation: 9 feet

Land area: 15.5 square miles.

Population density: 777 people per square mile   (low).

Poquoson, Virginia map

386 residents are foreign born (1.3% Asia, 0.8% Europe, 0.4% Latin America).

This city:

3.1%
Virginia:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,800 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,886 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Hampton, VA (6.8 miles , pop. 146,437).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Norfolk, VA (18.2 miles , pop. 234,403).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (209.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Bethel Manor, VA (1.9 miles ),
Hampton, VA (2.6 miles ),
Newport News, VA (2.7 miles ),
Yorktown, VA (3.2 miles ),
Gloucester Point, VA (3.4 miles ),
Meadowbrook, VA (4.0 miles ),
Sussex, VA (4.0 miles ),
Carrollton, VA (4.1 miles )

Latitude: 37.13 N, Longitude: 76.37 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -3,598 (-29.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,452 (22.7%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 757

Distribution of median household income in Poquoson, VA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Poquoson, VA in 2017
Poquoson satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 42 buildings, average cost: $153,200
  • 1998: 40 buildings, average cost: $150,600
  • 1999: 51 buildings, average cost: $166,600
  • 2000: 20 buildings, average cost: $152,700
  • 2001: 50 buildings, average cost: $196,900
  • 2002: 50 buildings, average cost: $198,000
  • 2003: 56 buildings, average cost: $215,500
  • 2004: 65 buildings, average cost: $198,700
  • 2005: 90 buildings, average cost: $238,200
  • 2006: 62 buildings, average cost: $250,500
  • 2007: 59 buildings, average cost: $256,500
  • 2008: 26 buildings, average cost: $241,200
  • 2009: 12 buildings, average cost: $274,100
  • 2010: 14 buildings, average cost: $283,600
  • 2011: 17 buildings, average cost: $282,100
  • 2012: 14 buildings, average cost: $268,500
  • 2013: 7 buildings, average cost: $223,500
  • 2014: 24 buildings, average cost: $179,100
  • 2015: 18 buildings, average cost: $252,500
  • 2016: 40 buildings, average cost: $257,500
  • 2017: 30 buildings, average cost: $281,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Poquoson, VA residents
Average permit cost in Poquoson, VA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.7%
Virginia:

3.0%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Poquoson, VA
Historical housing units in Poquoson, VA

Population change in the 1990s: +527 (+4.8%).
Most common industries in Poquoson, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (12.0%)
  • Construction (10.3%)
  • Educational services (9.5%)
  • Health care (9.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (16.4%)
  • Public administration (15.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (9.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.5%)
  • Health care (3.5%)
  • Educational services (3.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (16.8%)
  • Health care (15.3%)
  • Public administration (8.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.3%)
  • Social assistance (3.7%)
Most common occupations in Poquoson, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.8%)
  • Engineers (4.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (2.9%)
  • Computer specialists (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.8%)
  • Engineers (6.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Computer specialists (3.7%)
  • Electricians (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.1%)
  • Registered nurses (5.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.3%)

Average climate in Poquoson, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Poquoson, Virginia environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 57.2. This is better than average.

City:

57.2
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.173. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.173
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 3.35. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.35
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.608. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.608
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 33.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.08. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.08
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 0.00176. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00176
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Poquoson-area historical tornado activity is near Virginia state average. It is 28% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/5/1979, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.9 miles away from the Poquoson city center injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 10/14/1986, a category F3 tornado 31.7 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Poquoson-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 89.7 miles away from Poquoson 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 221.9 miles away from the city 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 102.7 miles away from the city center
On 3/15/1991 at 06:54:08, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 10.9 mi) earthquake occurred 94.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/21/1998 at 05:56:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 8.3 mi) earthquake occurred 111.1 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 370.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Poquoson topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Poquoson:

  • BAYSIDE OF POQUOSON CONVAL CTR (1 VANTAGE DR)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-BAYSIDE OF POQUOSON (1 VANTAGE DR)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Poquoson:

  • ARC OF THE VIRGINIA PENINSULA SAUNDERS HOUSE (Hospital, about 5 miles away; HAMPTON, VA)
  • CHESAPEAKE THE (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; NEWPORT NEWS, VA)
  • REGENCY HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; GRAFTON, VA)
  • RIVERSIDE HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; NEWPORT NEWS, VA)
  • SENTARA CAREPLEX HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; HAMPTON, VA)
  • RIVERSIDE BEHAVIORIAL HEALTH CENTER (Hospital, about 6 miles away; HAMPTON, VA)
  • COLISEUM PARK (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; HAMPTON, VA)

Amtrak stations near Poquoson:

  • 9 miles: NEWPORT NEWS (9304 WARWICK BLVD.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 20 miles: NORFOLK (MONTICELLO AVE. & VA. BEACH BLVD.) - Bus Station . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Operable nuclear power plants near Poquoson:

  • 8 miles: Surry 1 and 2 in Newport News, VA.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Poquoson:

  • Thomas Nelson Community College (about 6 miles; Hampton, VA; Full-time enrollment: 7,056)
  • Hampton University (about 8 miles; Hampton, VA; FT enrollment: 4,494)
  • Christopher Newport University (about 8 miles; Newport News, VA; FT enrollment: 5,061)
  • Old Dominion University (about 18 miles; Norfolk, VA; FT enrollment: 19,825)
  • Tidewater Community College (about 21 miles; Norfolk, VA; FT enrollment: 20,975)
  • Norfolk State University (about 21 miles; Norfolk, VA; FT enrollment: 6,032)
  • College of William and Mary (about 21 miles; Williamsburg, VA; FT enrollment: 7,617)

Public high school in Poquoson:

  • POQUOSON HIGH (Students: 915, Location: 51 ODD RD, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Poquoson:

See full list of schools located in Poquoson

Library in Poquoson:

  • POQUOSON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $733,823; Location: 500 CITY HALL AVE.; 52,128 books; 1,600 audio materials; 4,657 video materials; 6 local licensed databases; 18 state licensed databases; 174 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • ADD: Saint Basil the Great Orthodox Church, 1022 Poquoson Ave. Poquoson VA 23662-1720 Telephone 757 233-4159, to your list of churches. Thank you

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Poquoson: Griffins Beach (A), Hunts Wharf (B), Rens Wharf (C), Cedar Landing (D), Amorys Wharf (E), Back Landing (F), Poquoson City Fire and Rescue Station 2 (G), Poquoson City Fire and Rescue Station 1 (H), Poquoson City Fire and Rescue Administration (I), Poquoson Public Library (J), Golden Living Center Bayside Convalescent Center (K), Poquoson Police Department (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Wythe Creek Plaza Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Poquoson include: Bible Baptist Church (A), Victory Christian Center (B), Poquoson Baptist Church (C), Tabernacle United Methodist Church (D), Trinity United Methodist Church (E), Emmaus Church (F), United Temple (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Eastern Cemetery (1), Western Cemetery (2), Trinity Cemetery (3), Emmaus Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Flat Gut (A), Fire Pine Creek (B), Big Salt Marsh (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Roberts Creek (A), Lyons Creek (B), Long Creek (C), Fore Landing Creek (D), Cedar Creek (E), Back River (F), Watts Creek (G), Topping Creek (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Poquoson: Plum Tree Island National Wildlife Refuge (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Chad Carlson - College football player (Virginia Tech Hokies).

Poquoson city County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.7 people
Virginia:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

79.2%
Whole state:

67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

3.7%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
51 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
58 people in nursing homes in 2000
40 people in other group homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Poquoson (2011 data):

  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Poquoson Branch at 452 Wythe Creek Road, branch established on 1924/08/14. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Poquoson Branch at 2 Victory Boulevard, branch established on 1922/01/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company

For population 15 years and over in Poquoson:

Marital status in Poquoson, VA
  • Never married: 25.2%
  • Now married: 58.4%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

For population 25 years and over in Poquoson:

  • High school or higher: 94.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 39.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.9
Virginia average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Poquoson
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Poquoson, VA (based on Poquoson city County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,8482
Evangelical Protestant2,0247
Other1391
Catholic--
Orthodox--
None7,139-
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: 3
Here:

2.54 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Here:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
This county:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Poquoson city:

9.30 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.5%
State:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.0%
State:

26.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

55.9%
Virginia:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Poquoson:

56.4%
Virginia:

47.8%

Average BMI:
Poquoson:

28.2
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.0%
Virginia:

20.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

6.9%
Virginia:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Virginia:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

35.4%
Virginia:

33.7%

General health condition:
Poquoson:

62.2%
Virginia:

56.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Poquoson:

80.7%
Virginia:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Poquoson, VA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 212$805,407$45,58972$19,950
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 84$193,191$27,5992$1,434
Firefighters 28$128,942$55,2610$0
Police Protection - Officers 23$109,472$57,1163$2,582
Streets and Highways 16$52,217$39,1630$0
Other and Unallocable 14$57,215$49,0412$2,398
Financial Administration 14$63,074$54,0630$0
Other Government Administration 6$46,312$92,6242$740
Parks and Recreation 5$19,213$46,1112$312
Sewerage 4$16,891$50,6730$0
Local Libraries 4$15,250$45,75014$17,710
Natural Resources 2$8,647$51,8820$0
Solid Waste Management 1$3,922$47,0640$0
Fire - Other 1$3,253$39,0360$0
Police - Other 0$0 1$1,842
Totals for Government 414$1,523,006$44,14598$46,968

Poquoson government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Natural Resources - Other: $175,000 ($14.52)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $69,000 ($5.72)
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $21,496,000 ($1783.46)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,606,000 ($216.21)
    Police Protection: $2,353,000 ($195.22)
    Regular Highways: $1,970,000 ($163.44)
    Financial Administration: $1,355,000 ($112.42)
    General - Other: $1,330,000 ($110.35)
    Central Staff Services: $1,010,000 ($83.80)
    Public Welfare - Other: $852,000 ($70.69)
    Libraries: $851,000 ($70.60)
    Solid Waste Management: $778,000 ($64.55)
    Parks and Recreation: $754,000 ($62.56)
    Sewerage: $594,000 ($49.28)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $268,000 ($22.24)
    General Public Buildings: $173,000 ($14.35)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $117,000 ($9.71)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,338,000 ($193.98)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $673,000 ($55.84)
    Other - Judicial and Legal Services: $474,000 ($39.33)
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $383,000 ($31.78)
    Other - Police Protection: $323,000 ($26.80)
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $273,000 ($22.65)
    Other - General - Other: $104,000 ($8.63)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $585,000 ($48.54)
    Regular Highways: $226,000 ($18.75)
    Parks and Recreation: $203,000 ($16.84)
    Local Fire Protection: $65,000 ($5.39)
    Police Protection: $35,000 ($2.90)
    General Public Building: $10,000 ($0.83)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $12,819,000 ($1063.55)

Poquoson government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,842,000 ($152.83)
    Other: $1,205,000 ($99.98)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $958,000 ($79.48)
    Solid Waste Management: $802,000 ($66.54)
    Parks and Recreation: $203,000 ($16.84)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $31,000 ($2.57)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $213,000 ($17.67)
    Other: $160,000 ($13.27)
    Housing and Community Development: $79,000 ($6.55)
    General Local Government Support: $3,000 ($0.25)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $738,000 ($61.23)
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $290,000 ($24.06)
    General Revenue - Other: $226,000 ($18.75)
    Rents: $201,000 ($16.68)
    Fines and Forfeits: $151,000 ($12.53)
    Donations From Private Sources: $65,000 ($5.39)
    Interest Earnings: $56,000 ($4.65)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $11,199,000 ($929.15)
    Other: $2,958,000 ($245.42)
    Highways: $1,446,000 ($119.97)
    Public Welfare: $225,000 ($18.67)
    Housing and Community Development: $17,000 ($1.41)
  • Tax - Property: $18,497,000 ($1534.64)
    Other Selective Sales: $735,000 ($60.98)
    Public Utilities Sales: $719,000 ($59.65)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $619,000 ($51.36)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $415,000 ($34.43)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $251,000 ($20.82)
    Other License: $150,000 ($12.45)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $100,000 ($8.30)

Poquoson government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,398,000 ($3102.80)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,284,000 ($3093.34)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,897,000 ($1484.86)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,784,000 ($1475.48)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $292,000 ($24.23)

Poquoson government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $953,000 ($79.07)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,907,000 ($738.99)

7.05% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($65,366 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.05%
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 Newport News city, VA  1.39% ($60,627 average AGI)
from York County, VA  1.33% ($65,266)
from Hampton city, VA  1.33% ($66,344)


7.70% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($67,287 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.70%
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 Newport News city, VA  1.53% ($59,838 average AGI)
to Hampton city, VA  1.22% ($42,458)
to York County, VA  0.78% ($56,368)
Businesses in Poquoson, VA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2KFC1
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's1
Blockbuster1Pizza Hut1
Domino's Pizza1Rite Aid1
FedEx1Subway1
Ford1Taco Bell1
GNC1UPS1

Strongest AM radio stations in Poquoson:

  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WNIS (790 AM; 5 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WGH (1310 AM; 20 kW; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WKGM (940 AM; 10 kW; SMITHFIELD, VA; Owner: WKGM, INC.)
  • WRJR (670 AM; 20 kW; CLAREMONT, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE-PORTSMOUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTJZ (1270 AM; 2 kW; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE-PORTSMOUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPMH (1010 AM; 10 kW; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLRT (1490 AM; 1 kW; HAMPTON, VA; Owner: HAMPTON RADIO II, INC.)
  • WGPL (1350 AM; 5 kW; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA URBAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WHKT (1650 AM; 10 kW; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WFOG (1050 AM; 5 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Poquoson:

  • WYCS (91.5 FM; YORKTOWN, VA; Owner: CREATIVE EDUCATIONAL MEDIA CORP. INC.)
  • WHRO-FM (90.3 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: HAMPTON ROADS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION,INC)
  • WHRV (89.5 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: HAMPTON ROADS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION,INC)
  • WAFX (106.9 FM; SUFFOLK, VA; Owner: TIDEWATER COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WGH-FM (97.3 FM; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WVKL (95.7 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: ENTERCOM NORFOLK LICENSE, LLC)
  • WROX-FM (96.1 FM; CAPE CHARLES, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR TELECABLE, INC.)
  • WHOV (88.1 FM; HAMPTON, VA; Owner: HAMPTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WWSO-FM (92.9 FM; SUFFOLK, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WKOC (93.7 FM; CHESAPEAKE, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WJCD (107.7 FM; WINDSOR, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNOR (98.7 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: TIDEWATER COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WWDE-FM (101.3 FM; HAMPTON, VA; Owner: ENTERCOM NORFOLK LICENSE, LLC)
  • WAZP (90.7 FM; CAPE CHARLES, VA; Owner: DELMARVA EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION)
  • WSVY-FM (105.3 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPTE (94.9 FM; VIRGINIA BEACH, VA; Owner: ENTERCOM NORFOLK LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCMS-FM (100.5 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WYFI (99.7 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WNVZ (104.5 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: ENTERCOM NORFOLK LICENSE, LLC)
  • WXEZ (94.1 FM; YORKTOWN, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Poquoson:

  • W18BS (Channel 18; HAMPTON, VA; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W21AQ (Channel 21; HAMPTON, VA; Owner: THE UNION MISSION)
  • WGBS-LP (Channel 7; HAMPTON, ETC., VA; Owner: JOAN AND KENNETH WRIGHT)
  • WTKR (Channel 3; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WVEC-TV (Channel 13; HAMPTON, VA; Owner: WVEC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WTVZ-TV (Channel 33; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WTVZ LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WHRO-TV (Channel 15; HAMPTON-NORFOLK, VA; Owner: HAMPTON ROADS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOC, INC.)
  • WPXV (Channel 49; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WYSJ-CA (Channel 31; YORKTOWN, VA; Owner: JBS, INC.)
  • WTTD-LP (Channel 59; HAMPTON, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WAVY-TV (Channel 10; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WGNT (Channel 27; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: UPN TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WVBT (Channel 43; VIRGINIA BEACH, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • W05BQ (Channel 5; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: THE UNION MISSION)
  • WNLO-CA (Channel 45; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WJGN-CA (Channel 5; CHESAPEAKE, VA; Owner: THE UNION MISSION)
  • W56CS (Channel 56; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WITD-CA (Channel 23; CHESAPEAKE, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WJHJ-LP (Channel 39; NEWPORT NEWS, ETC., VA; Owner: JBS, INC.)
  • WBTD-LP (Channel 66; SUFFOLK, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • W25CS (Channel 25; CHESAPEAKE, VA; Owner: KM BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKTD-CA (Channel 17; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)

Poquoson fatal accident list:

Sep 25, 2015 08:50 PM, Smith St, Little Florida Rd, Lat: 37.124178, Lon: -76.386456, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 25, 2015 02:38 AM, Sr-171, Lat: 37.125622, Lon: -76.375911, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jul 26, 1996 02:47 PM, Evanscircl, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Aug 3, 1988 04:43 PM, Wythecrkrd, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Poquoson)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

89 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Poquoson Municipal Park, Municipal Drive (094369) (Lat: 37.130389 Lon: -76.377111), Type: Tower, Structure height: 57.3 m, Overall height: 60.3 m, Call Sign: WRZ243, Licensee ID: L00109532,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.340 MHz, Grant Date: 09/19/2012, Expiration Date: 12/05/2022, Certifier: Frank Blount, Registrant: City Of Poquoson, 774 Poquoson Ave, Poquoson, VA 23662, Phone: (757) 868-3510, Fax: (757) 868-8477, Email:
  • 8 Victory Blvd (Lat: 37.124361 Lon: -76.395111), Call Sign: WPUC938,
    Assigned Frequencies: 468.762 MHz, 468.837 MHz, 469.137 MHz, 469.462 MHz, 469.637 MHz, 469.662 MHz, 469.887 MHz, 457.512 MHz, 457.537 MHz, 457.562 MHz, 457.587 MHz, 457.612 MHz, Grant Date: 02/06/2002, Expiration Date: 02/06/2012, Cancellation Date: 04/07/2012, Certifier: Michael S Mcclellan, Registrant: Erc Parts Inc, 4001 Cobb International Blvd, Kennesaw, GA 30152, Phone: (800) 241-6880, Fax: (770) 951-1875, Email:
  • Lat: 37.128889 Lon: -76.376667, Call Sign: WQUD617,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.212 MHz, Grant Date: 06/10/2014, Expiration Date: 06/10/2024, Certifier: Joseph R Gately, Registrant: Washington Radio Reports, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-0668, Fax: (717) 334-6440, Email:
  • Lat: 37.128889 Lon: -76.376667, Call Sign: WQUJ809,
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.687 MHz, Grant Date: 07/29/2014, Expiration Date: 07/29/2024, Certifier: Joseph Gately, Registrant: Washington Radio Reports, 1588 Fairfield Road Ste 7, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-0668, Fax: (717) 334-6440, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

92 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Poquoson)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

13 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Poquoson)

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 43. The highest number of fire incidents - 64 took place in 2005, and the least - 18 in 2016. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Poquoson, VA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (45.6%), and Structure Fires (34.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Poquoson, VA
    • 31445.6%Outside Fires
    • 23634.3%Structure Fires
    • 8612.5%Other
    • 537.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Poquoson, VA
Most common first names in Poquoson, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William7371.8 years
John6673.1 years
Mary6577.2 years
Robert5370.4 years
James3972.6 years
George3374.9 years
Edward2777.0 years
Elizabeth2678.2 years
Thomas2471.7 years
Charles2176.2 years
Most common last names in Poquoson, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Forrest8778.6 years
Moore6977.8 years
Holloway5375.9 years
Insley4473.2 years
Topping3181.3 years
Hunt3081.6 years
Freeman2877.9 years
Rollins2680.8 years
Martin2677.7 years
Firth2573.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Poquoson, VA
  • 46.2%Electricity
  • 40.3%Utility gas
  • 9.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.2%Wood
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Poquoson, VA
  • 50.9%Electricity
  • 40.4%Utility gas
  • 5.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%No fuel used


Poquoson compared to Virginia 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Poquoson on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index decrease from 2011 to 2012 (population 5,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of burglaries per 100,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of thefts per 100,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest city-data.com crime index (population 5,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest city-data.com crime index per police officer (population 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
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