Wachapreague, VA Population

By | July 2, 2019

Population: 236. Estimated population in July 2020: 234 (-0.8% change)
Males: 110 (46.6%), Females: 126 (53.4%)

Accomack County

Zip code: 23480

Median resident age: 55.6 years
Median household income: $36,625
Median house value: $79,300

Races in Wachapreague:

  • White Non-Hispanic (93.2%)
  • Black (2.5%)
  • Two or more races (2.1%)
  • Hispanic (1.7%)
  • Other race (1.7%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)

Ancestries: English (24.2%), United States (11.0%), German (7.2%), Irish (6.4%), Scottish (6.4%), Italian (4.2%).

Elevation: 10 feet

Land area: 0.3 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Wachapreague

  • High school or higher: 87.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 24.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.6%
  • Unemployed: 2.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wachapreague town

  • Never married: 15.0%
  • Now married: 55.9%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 18.6%

3.0% Foreign born (1.7% Asia, 1.3% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: -55 (-18.9%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Wachapreague:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Wachapreague:

  • SALISBURY-OCEAN CITY WICOMICO REGIONAL (about 52 miles; SALISBURY, MD; Abbreviation: SBY)
  • LANGLEY AFB (about 59 miles; HAMPTON, VA; Abbreviation: LFI)
  • OCEANA NAS /APOLLO SOUCEK FIELD/ (about 60 miles; VIRGINIA BEACH, VA; Abbreviation: NTU)
Other public-use airports nearest to Wachapreague:

  • ACCOMACK COUNTY (about 5 miles; MELFA, VA; Abbreviation: MFV)
  • TANGIER ISLAND (about 25 miles; TANGIER, VA; Abbreviation: TGI)
  • CRISFIELD MUNI (about 30 miles; CRISFIELD, MD; Abbreviation: W41)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wachapreague:

  • UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND-EASTERN SHORE (about 42 miles; PRINCESS ANNE, MD; Full-time enrollment: 2,940)
  • SALISBURY STATE UNIVERSITY (about 53 miles; SALISBURY, MD; Full-time enrollment: 5,645)
  • OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY (about 60 miles; NORFOLK, VA; Full-time enrollment: 13,330)
  • HAMPTON UNIVERSITY (about 61 miles; HAMPTON, VA; Full-time enrollment: 5,249)
  • ECPI COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 62 miles; VIRGINIA BEACH, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,083)
  • THOMAS NELSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 63 miles; Hampton, VA; Full-time enrollment: 3,884)
  • NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY (about 66 miles; NORFOLK, VA; Full-time enrollment: 5,820)