Chincoteague, VA

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2022 Population
3,303
0.548% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
56.8
2.91% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
11.4%
42.8% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$46,319
8.81% 1-year decline
2022 Median Property Value
$326,700
3.75% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Chincoteague, VA had a population of 3.3k people with a median age of 56.8 and a median household income of $46,319. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Chincoteague, VA grew from 3,285 to 3,303, a 0.548% increase and its median household income declined from $50,795 to $46,319, a −8.81% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Chincoteague, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.9%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.81%), White (Hispanic) (2.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0%), and Black or African American (Hispanic) (0%).

None of the households in Chincoteague, 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.

99.4% of the residents in Chincoteague, VA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Chincoteague, VA was $326,700, and the homeownership rate was 66.7%.

Most people in Chincoteague, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Chincoteague, VA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Chincoteague, VA is home to a population of 3.3k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.06% of Chincoteague, VA residents were born outside of the country (101 people).

In 2022, there were 24.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.1k people) in Chincoteague, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 126 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 76 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.4%
2022 Citizenship
99.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.4% of Chincoteague, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Chincoteague, VA was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Chincoteague, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    3.1k ± 131
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    126 ± 95.5
  3. White (Hispanic)
    76 ± 87
2.3%
Hispanic Population
76 people

In 2022, there were 24.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.1k people) in Chincoteague, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 126 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 76 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.3% of the people in Chincoteague, VA are hispanic (76 people).

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Foreign-Born Population

3.06%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
101 people
2.62%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
86 people

As of 2022, 3.06% of Chincoteague, VA residents (101 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 Chincoteague, VA was 2.62%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    283 ± 98
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    100 ± 76
  3. Korea
    14 ± 21

Chincoteague, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.83 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Chincoteague, VA employs 1.18k people. The largest industries in Chincoteague, VA are Accommodation & Food Services (211 people), Manufacturing (202 people), and Public Administration (146 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($148,690), Transportation & Warehousing ($132,830), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($94,453).

Occupations

1.18k
2022 Value
± 264
0.683%
1 Year growth
± 31.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Chincoteague, VA grew at a rate of 0.683%, from 1.17k employees to 1.18k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Chincoteague, VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (180 people), Transportation Occupations (135 people), and Management Occupations (123 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Chincoteague, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

1.18k
2022 Value
± 264
0.683%
1 Year growth
± 31.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Chincoteague, VA grew at a rate of 0.683%, from 1.17k employees to 1.18k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Chincoteague, VA, are Accommodation & Food Services (211 people), Manufacturing (202 people), and Public Administration (146 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Chincoteague, VA, though some of these residents may live in Chincoteague, 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

$66,397
Median earning men ± $14,102
$26,128
Median earning women ± $6,814

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($163,490), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($94,453), and Manufacturing ($85,833).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($147,560), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($45,694), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($30,577).

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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%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Virginia.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Virginia went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 54.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (44%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.45%).

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.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Virginia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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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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Race

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 Chincoteague, VA was $326,700 in 2022, which is 1.16 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $314,900 to $326,700, a 3.75% increase. The homeownership rate in Chincoteague, VA is 66.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Chincoteague, VA have an average commute time of 19.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Chincoteague, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$326,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$25,165
$1,199
Median Property Taxes
±$248

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 Chincoteague, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

66.7%
Homeownership
2022
61.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 66.7% of the housing units in Chincoteague, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73.7%.

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Income by Location

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The following map shows all of the places in Chincoteague, VA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$46,319
Median Household Income
± $13,552
1.8k
Number of Households
± 293

In 2022, the median household income of the 1.8k households in Chincoteague, VA declined from $46,319 from the previous year's value of $50,795.

The following chart displays the households in Chincoteague, VA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Chincoteague, 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 (73.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (9%)
  3. Carpooled (7.25%)

In 2022, 73.1% of workers in Chincoteague, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9%) and those who carpooled to work (7.25%).

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Commute Time

19.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Chincoteague, VA have a shorter commute time (19.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.75% of the workforce in Chincoteague, 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 Chincoteague, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Chincoteague, VA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Chincoteague, VA (376 out of 3.3k 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 Females 65 - 74, followed by Males 65 - 74 and then Males 16 - 17.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Chincoteague, VA is White, followed by Two Or More 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

95.4% of the population of Chincoteague, VA has health coverage, with 43.4% on employee plans, 12.5% on Medicaid, 22.9% on Medicare, 13.8% on non-group plans, and 2.68% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Accomack County, VA see 2308 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.42% decrease from the previous year (2493 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2149 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 848 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,308 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Accomack County, VA

Primary care physicians in Accomack County, VA see an average of 2,308 patients per year. This represents a 7.42% decrease from the previous year (2,493 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Accomack County, VA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 15.9% under 18 years, 8.33% between 18 and 34 years, 38% between 35 and 64 years, and 37.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.5% were men and 48.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.62%
Uninsured
43.4%
Employer Coverage
12.5%
Medicaid
22.9%
Medicare
13.8%
Non-Group
2.68%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Chincoteague, VA grew by 21.8% from 3.79% to 4.62%.

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