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Onancock, Virginia
Town
Location in Accomack County and the state of Virginia.
Location in Accomack County and the state of Virginia.
Country United States
State Virginia
County Accomack
Area
 • Total 1.1 sq mi (2.7 km2)
 • Land 1.1 sq mi (2.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 13 ft (4 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,263
 • Density 1,150/sq mi (468/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 23417
Area code(s) 757
FIPS code 51-59336
GNIS feature ID 1493376

Onancock is a town in Accomack County, Virginia, United States. The population was 1,263 at the 2010 census.

History

The Onancock Historic District, Cokesbury Church, Hopkins and Brother Store, and Kerr Place are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

In the mid-19th century, it was a point along the stagecoach route between Wilmington, Delaware and Eastville, Virginia.

Geography

Onancock is located at 37°42′38″N 75°44′47″W / 37.71056°N 75.74639°W / 37.71056; -75.74639 (37.710578, -75.746307).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.7 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 938
1910 1,001 6.7%
1920 1,074 7.3%
1930 1,245 15.9%
1940 1,283 3.1%
1950 1,353 5.5%
1960 1,759 30.0%
1970 1,614 −8.2%
1980 1,461 −9.5%
1990 1,434 −1.8%
2000 1,525 6.3%
2010 1,263 −17.2%
Est. 2015 1,261 −0.2%
U.S. Decennial Census
Onancock Historical Marker 01
Historic marker in Onancock

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,525 people, 656 households, and 392 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,452.3 people per square mile (560.8/km²). There were 733 housing units at an average density of 698.0 per square mile (269.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 66.43% White, 31.41% African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.66% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.89% of the population.

There were 656 households out of which 23.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.3% were married couples living together, 16.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.1% were non-families. 38.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the town, the population was spread out with 21.2% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 21.6% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 26.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 80.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 73.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $28,214, and the median income for a family was $37,039. Males had a median income of $25,956 versus $19,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,393. About 8.4% of families and 15.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.4% of those under age 18 and 15.6% of those age 65 or over.


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