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Population (year 2000): 11,566. Estimated population in July 2005: 11,811 (+2.1% change)
Males: 5,789 (50.1%), Females: 5,777 (49.9%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 39.5 years
Median household income: $60,920 (year 2000)
Median house value: $153,400 (year 2000)

Poquoson, VA residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Poquoson:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.5%)
  • Hispanic (1.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • Black (0.7%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: English (24.1%), German (14.2%), United States (12.7%), Irish (11.1%), Italian (4.7%), Scotch-Irish (3.2%).

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Elevation: 9 feet

Land area: 15.5 square miles

Poquoson,

For population 25 years and over in Poquoson

  • High school or higher: 88.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Poquoson city

  • Never married: 17.4%
  • Now married: 67.8%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 7.4%

2.9% Foreign born (1.3% Asia, 1.0% Europe, 0.4% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +527 (+4.8%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: VA Hampton, (6.9 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: VA Norfolk, (18.8 miles pop. 234,403).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (215.4 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: VA Hampton, (6.9 miles News, VA Newport (8.7 miles VA Yorktown, (11.7 miles Point, VA (12.8 miles Gloucester VA Norfolk, (18.8 miles VA Smithfield, (19.9 miles VA Portsmouth, (21.0 miles VA (21.0 miles Rushmere,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 50 buildings, average cost: $151,400
  • 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

Latitude: 37.13 N, Longitude: 76.37 W


Poquoson, Virginia business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (20.3%), Public administration (12.0%), Manufacturing (11.3%), Retail trade (10.9%), Construction (10.3%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (10.1%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -3,392 (-29.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,246 (22.0%)


 

Crime in Poquoson by Year

Type 1999 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 2 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 17.3 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 1 0 2 0 0
    per 100,000 8.6 0.0 17.3 0.0 0.0
Robberies 1 0 0 0 2
    per 100,000 8.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 17.3
Assaults 12 8 5 3 7
    per 100,000 103.8 69.2 43.2 25.9 60.5
Burglaries 15 11 17 20 37
    per 100,000 129.7 95.1 147.0 172.9 319.9
Thefts 56 90 101 154 136
    per 100,000 484.2 778.1 873.2 1331.5 1175.9
Auto thefts 5 7 6 6 9
    per 100,000 43.2 60.5 51.9 51.9 77.8
58.7 73.8 64.9 74.7 92.9


Average climate in Poquoson, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Poquoson-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Virginia state average. It is 16% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/5/1979, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.1 miles away from the Poquoson city center injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 8/6/1993, a category 3 tornado 34.0 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.


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


Hospitals/medical centers near Poquoson:
  • COLUMBIA PENINSULA BEHAVIORIAL CENTER (about 7 miles; HAMPTON, VA)
  • SENTARA HAMPTON GENL HOSP (about 7 miles; HAMPTON, VA)
  • RIVERSIDE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 9 miles; NEWPORT NEWS, VA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Poquoson:
  • LANGLEY AFB (about 5 miles; HAMPTON, VA; ID: LFI)
  • NEWPORT NEWS/WILLIAMSBURG INTERNATIONAL (about 8 miles; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; ID: PHF)
  • NORFOLK NS (about 16 miles; NORFOLK, VA; ID: NGU)
Other public-use airports nearest to Poquoson:
  • NORFOLK INTL (about 21 miles; NORFOLK, VA; ID: ORF)
  • WILLIAMSBURG-JAMESTOWN (about 24 miles; WILLIAMSBURG, VA; ID: JGG)
  • HAMPTON ROADS EXECUTIVE (about 26 miles; NORFOLK, VA; ID: PVG)

Amtrak stations near Poquoson:
  • 10 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.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police - Other 5 $10,240 $24,576 4 $4,463
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 290 $575,717 $23,822 11 $10,396
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 96 $267,004 $33,375 4 $2,851
Local Libraries 5 $13,616 $32,678 11 $8,933
Streets and Highways 15 $37,614 $30,091 2 $1,982
Other and Unallocable 11 $29,854 $32,568 6 $3,775
Police Protection - Officers 20 $61,881 $37,128 0 $0
Natural Resources 2 $4,410 $26,460 0 $0
Firefighters 19 $59,853 $37,801 16 $12,469
Financial Administration 13 $41,586 $38,387 0 $0
Other Government Administration 6 $26,519 $53,038 7 $1,605
Parks and Recreation 6 $14,991 $29,982 12 $6,613
Sewerage 3 $9,460 $37,840 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 3 $5,686 $22,744 0 $0
Totals for Government 494 $1,158,431 $28,140 73 $53,088


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Poquoson:
  • THOMAS NELSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 7 miles; Hampton, VA; Full-time enrollment: 3,884)
  • HAMPTON UNIVERSITY (about 9 miles; HAMPTON, VA; FT enrollment: 5,249)
  • CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT UNIVERSITY (about 10 miles; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; FT enrollment: 4,432)
  • OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY (about 17 miles; NORFOLK, VA; FT enrollment: 13,330)
  • TIDEWATER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 21 miles; NORFOLK, VA; FT enrollment: 11,042)
  • NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY (about 21 miles; NORFOLK, VA; FT enrollment: 5,820)
  • ECPI COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 26 miles; VIRGINIA BEACH, VA; FT enrollment: 2,083)
Public high school in Poquoson:
  • POQUOSON HIGH (Students: 861; Location: 51 ODD RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Poquoson:
  • POQUOSON MIDDLE (Students: 646; Location: 985 POQUOSON AVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • POQUOSON ELEM. (Students: 554; Location: 1033 POQUOSON AVE; Grades: 03 - 05)
  • POQUOSON PRIMARY (Students: 483; Location: 19 ODD RD; Grades: PK - 02)
Private primary/middle school in Poquoson:
  • VICTORY CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENT (Students: 56; Location: PO BOX 2169; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Poquoson:
  • POQUOSON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $476,167; Location: 500 CITY HALL AVE.; 40,110 books; 1,227 audio materials; 3,267 video materials; 148 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Poquoson: Rens Wharf (A), Griffins Beach (B), Amorys Wharf (C), Back Landing (D), Cedar Landing (E), Hunts Wharf (F), Poquoson Public Library (G).

Shopping Center: Wythe Creek Plaza Shopping Center (1).

Churches in Poquoson include: Poquoson Assembly of God Church (A), Poquoson Baptist Church (B), Bible Baptist Church (C), Tabernacle United Methodist Church (D), Trinity United Methodist Church (E), United Temple (F), Emmaus Church (G).

Cemeteries: Trinity Cemetery (1), Eastern Cemetery (2), Emmaus Cemetery (3), Western Cemetery (4).

Big Salt Marsh (A).

Rivers and creeks: Roberts Creek (A), Fore Landing Creek (B), Cedar Creek (C), Topping Creek (D), Back River (E), Watts Creek (F), Long Creek (G), Lyons Creek (H).

Park in Poquoson: Plum Tree Island National Wildlife Refuge (1).


Poquoson compared to Virginia state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in Poquoson:
  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WNIS (790 AM; 5 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WGH (1310 AM; 20 kW; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WKGM (940 AM; 10 kW; SMITHFIELD, VA; Owner: WKGM, INC.)
  • WTJZ (1270 AM; 2 kW; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE-PORTSMOUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRJR (670 AM; 20 kW; CLAREMONT, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE-PORTSMOUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPMH (1010 AM; 10 kW; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: ABC, 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.)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFOG (1050 AM; 5 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Poquoson:
  • 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)
  • WYCS (91.5 FM; YORKTOWN, VA; Owner: CREATIVE EDUCATIONAL MEDIA CORP. INC.)
  • WGH-FM (97.3 FM; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WVKL (95.7 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: ENTERCOM NORFOLK LICENSE, LLC)
  • WAFX (106.9 FM; SUFFOLK, VA; Owner: TIDEWATER COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WROX-FM (96.1 FM; CAPE CHARLES, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR TELECABLE, INC.)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • WXEZ (94.1 FM; YORKTOWN, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WYFI (99.7 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WSRV (92.3 FM; DELTAVILLE, VA; Owner: BULLSEYE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WNVZ (104.5 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: ENTERCOM NORFOLK LICENSE, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Poquoson:
  • W18BS (Channel 18; HAMPTON, VA; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WGBS-LP (Channel 7; HAMPTON, ETC., VA; Owner: JOAN AND KENNETH WRIGHT)
  • W21AQ (Channel 21; HAMPTON, VA; Owner: THE UNION MISSION)
  • 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)
  • WTTD-LP (Channel 59; HAMPTON, 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)
  • WAVY-TV (Channel 10; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WYSJ-CA (Channel 31; YORKTOWN, VA; Owner: JBS, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WJHJ-LP (Channel 39; NEWPORT NEWS, ETC., VA; Owner: JBS, INC.)
  • WITD-CA (Channel 23; CHESAPEAKE, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • 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)

 

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