Poquoson city, VA

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2022 Population
12,479
0.783% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
42.4
1.4% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
4.5%
1.76% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$114,503
2.21% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$406,700
13.4% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Poquoson city, VA had a population of 12.5k people with a median age of 42.4 and a median household income of $114,503. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Poquoson city, VA grew from 12,382 to 12,479, a 0.783% increase and its median household income grew from $112,026 to $114,503, a 2.21% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Poquoson city, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (89.6%), White (Hispanic) (2.93%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.61%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.09%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.8%).

None of the households in Poquoson city, VA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.5% of the residents in Poquoson city, VA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Poquoson city, VA was $406,700, and the homeownership rate was 82.1%.

Most people in Poquoson city, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Poquoson city, VA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Poquoson city, VA is home to a population of 12.5k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.62% of Poquoson city, VA residents were born outside of the country (576 people).

In 2022, there were 30.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.2k people) in Poquoson city, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 366 White (Hispanic) and 326 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.5%
2022 Citizenship
98.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.5% of Poquoson city, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Poquoson city, VA was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Poquoson city, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    11.2k ± 101
  2. White (Hispanic)
    366 ± 58
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    326 ± 112
3.4%
Hispanic Population
424 people

In 2022, there were 30.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.2k people) in Poquoson city, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 366 White (Hispanic) and 326 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.4% of the people in Poquoson city, VA are hispanic (424 people).

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Foreign-Born Population

4.62%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
576 people
3.99%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
494 people

As of 2022, 4.62% of Poquoson city, VA residents (576 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Poquoson city, VA was 3.99%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    571 ± 160
  2. Vietnam
    437 ± 119
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    327 ± 137

Poquoson city, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.31 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Poquoson city, VA employs 6.24k people. The largest industries in Poquoson city, VA are Health Care & Social Assistance (900 people), Manufacturing (794 people), and Retail Trade (664 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($106,832), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($101,765), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($93,702).

Occupations

6.24k
2022 Value
± 571
−0.463%
1 Year decline
± 12.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Poquoson city, VA declined at a rate of −0.463%, from 6.27k employees to 6.24k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Poquoson city, VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (903 people), Management Occupations (878 people), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (457 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Poquoson city, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

6.24k
2022 Value
± 571
−0.463%
1 Year decline
± 12.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Poquoson city, VA declined at a rate of −0.463%, from 6.27k employees to 6.24k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Poquoson city, VA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (900 people), Manufacturing (794 people), and Retail Trade (664 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Poquoson city, VA, though some of these residents may live in Poquoson city, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$67,367
Median earning men ± $7,139
$51,155
Median earning women ± $1,773

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($110,444), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($94,904), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($94,722).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($105,429), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($88,355), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($76,964).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.1M people employed in Virginia. This represents a 2.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 58
    Other Services, Except Public Administration
  2. 57
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 50
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Poquoson County, VA went to Donald J. Trump with 71.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (26.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.04%).

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing the state of Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Virginia

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Mark Warner
Senator from Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Tim Kaine
Senator from Virginia1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Virginia

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.884% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.904% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.71M), Bachelors Degree (1.47M), and Some college (1.4M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Poquoson city, VA was $406,700 in 2022, which is 1.44 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $358,700 to $406,700, a 13.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Poquoson city, VA is 82.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Poquoson city, VA have an average commute time of 25.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Poquoson city, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Poquoson city, VA is $114,503. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Poquoson city, VA was Census Tract 3401 with a value of $149,031, followed by Census Tract 3402 and Census Tract 3403, with respective values of $110,641 and $105,176.

Property

$406,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$21,221
$3,822
Median Property Taxes
±$394

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Poquoson city, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

82.1%
Homeownership
2022
62.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 82.1% of the housing units in Poquoson city, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 81.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 3401
  2. Census Tract 3402
  3. Census Tract 3403

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Poquoson city, VA was Census Tract 3401 with a value of $149,031, followed by Census Tract 3402 and Census Tract 3403, with respective values of $110,641 and $105,176.

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Household Income

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$114,503
Median Household Income
± $8,375
4.66k
Number of Households
± 430

In 2022, the median household income of the 4.66k households in Poquoson city, VA grew to $114,503 from the previous year's value of $112,026.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Poquoson city, VA is from Virginia.
0.475
2022 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Virginia

In 2022, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.475 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.164% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (85.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.3%)
  3. Carpooled (2.82%)

In 2022, 85.4% of workers in Poquoson city, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.3%) and those who carpooled to work (2.82%).

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Commute Time

25.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Poquoson city, VA have a shorter commute time (25.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.39% of the workforce in Poquoson city, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Poquoson city, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Poquoson city, VA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

4.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Poquoson city, VA (560 out of 12.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 75+ and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Poquoson city, VA is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

97.7% of the population of Poquoson city, VA has health coverage, with 54.7% on employee plans, 4.55% on Medicaid, 11.5% on Medicare, 21% on non-group plans, and 6.03% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50% were men and 50% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.2% under 18 years, 15.4% between 18 and 34 years, 40.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 20% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50% were men and 50% were women.

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Uninsured People

2.25%
Uninsured
54.7%
Employer Coverage
4.55%
Medicaid
11.5%
Medicare
21%
Non-Group
6.03%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Poquoson city, VA declined by 23.2% from 2.93% to 2.25%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 31.4% in Poquoson city, VA.

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