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Tuckahoe, Virginia
Tuckahoe Creek, which forms the western border of Tuckahoe
Tuckahoe Creek, which forms the western border of Tuckahoe
Location of Tuckahoe, Virginia
Location of Tuckahoe, Virginia
Coordinates: 37°35′45″N 77°34′33″W / 37.59583°N 77.57583°W / 37.59583; -77.57583Coordinates: 37°35′45″N 77°34′33″W / 37.59583°N 77.57583°W / 37.59583; -77.57583
Country  United States
State  Virginia
County Henrico
 • Total 21.8 sq mi (56.4 km2)
 • Land 20.5 sq mi (53.0 km2)
 • Water 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)
217 ft (66 m)
 • Total 44,990
 • Density 2,066.0/sq mi (797.7/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 804
FIPS code 51-79560
GNIS feature ID 1493721

Tuckahoe is a census-designated place (CDP) in Henrico County, Virginia, United States. It is a western suburb of Richmond. The population of Tuckahoe was 44,990 at the 2010 census. It is named after the area's history as the site of Thomas Randolph's Tuckahoe Plantation which still stands along the James River.


Tuckahoe is located at 37°35′45″N 77°34′33″W / 37.59583°N 77.57583°W / 37.59583; -77.57583 (37.595896, -77.575937).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 21.8 square miles (56.4 km2), of which 20.5 square miles (53.0 km2) is land and 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2), or 6.08%, is water.

The western boundary of Tuckahoe is formed by Tuckahoe Creek, a large undeveloped swampy creek which forms part of the boundary between Goochland County and Henrico County.

Tuckahoe Creek (Henrico and Goochland Counties, Virginia)
Tuckahoe Creek, which forms the western border of Tuckahoe


Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 39,868
1990 42,629 6.9%
2000 43,242 1.4%
2010 44,990 4.0%
Ancestry in Tuckahoe, VA (2014-2018)
Origin percent
English American (Includes "American" ancestry)
Scottish or Irish American (Including Scots-Irish)
German American
African American (Does not include West Indian or African)
Italian American
South Asian Americans (Includes Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, etc.)
Russian and East European (Includes Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, etc.)
Scandinavian Americans (Also includes Iceland, Finland, and Baltic States)
Polish American
East Asian American (Includes Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, etc.)
Central American (Includes Honduran, Salvadoran, Costa Rican, etc.)
South American (Includes Peruvian, Ecuadorian, Argentinian)

As of the census of 2010, there were 44,990 people, 18,126 households, and 11,963 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,102.7 people per square mile (811.7/km2). There were 18,647 housing units at an average density of 906.7/sq mi (350.0/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 75.9% Non-Hispanic White, 9.3% African American , 0.1% Native American, 4.7% Asian (2.3% Nepalese, 1.4% Indian, 0.5% Chinese, 0.4% Vietnamese, 0.1% Other) 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.2% from other races, and 2.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.9% of the population.

There were 18,126 households, out of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.0% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.0% were non-families. 28.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 23.2% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 17.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.4 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $65,420, and the median income for a family was $89,320. Males had a median income of $41,286 versus $31,445 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $41,883. About 2.4% of families and 4.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.2% of those under age 18 and 4.0% of those age 65 or over. The median income is much lower than the mean income due to a high income disparity.

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