Accomac, Virginia

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Accomac, Virginia

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High Points

Accomac strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Virginia):

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Accomac Well-Paid Single Men
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Accomac Racial Diversity
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Accomac Public Transportation Use
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 14% Accomac Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Accomac People in Middle Class or Better
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Accomac College Educated Adults
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Accomac Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Accomac, Virginia

Comparing Accomac to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Virginia (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Racial Diversity 10 8
Senior Citizens 8 7
Age of the Population 8 7
Well-Paid Single Women 6 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 4
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 8
Average Household Size 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
College Educated Adults 9 8
Median Family Income 8 8
People Above Poverty 8 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 9
Working at Home 9 10
Walking and Biking to Work 9 9
Short Commute Times 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3
Affordability of Rents 3 3
Housing Recently Built 2 1

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Accomac Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 61 miles NE of Hampton, Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 66 miles N of Virginia Beach, Virginia
County Accomack
Standard Zip Codes 23301
Phone Area Codes 757
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.719
Longitude -75.665

Accomac Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station PAINTER 2 W
Distance 12.5 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 47 F
Apr Temp 46 to 66 F
Jul Temp 70 to 87 F
Oct Temp 51 to 70 F
Annual Precip 43.3 inches
Distance 19.9 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 44 F
Apr Temp 47 to 65 F
Jul Temp 72 to 88 F
Oct Temp 54 to 70 F
Annual Precip 40.6 inches
Distance 34.3 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 45 F
Apr Temp 44 to 61 F
Jul Temp 68 to 84 F
Oct Temp 51 to 68 F
Annual Precip 43 inches
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Accomac Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 547 100%
Male 311 56.9%
Female 236 43.1%
Under 18 81 14.8%
18+ 466 85.2%
65+ 106 19.4%
Median Age 40.1
Average Family Size 2.71
White 389 71.1%
African-American 135 24.7%
Asian 14 2.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 5 0.9%
Mixed Race 4 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 12 2.2%

Estimated Accomac Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 545
Growth -2
Growth % -0.4%

Accomac Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 33.4%
English 20.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.3%
Irish 8%
German 8%
Scottish 3.1%
Italian 2.8%
British 2.2%
French (except Basque) 1.9%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
Swedish 0.9%
European 0.9%
Polish 0.9%
Norwegian 0.6%
Canadian 0.6%
Hungarian 0.6%
Welsh 0.6%
Scandinavian 0.6%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Accomac 547 $51,250
Bloxom 395 $33,125
Exmore 1,136 $34,816
Melfa 450 $44,583
Onancock 1,525 $37,039
Onley 496 $42,891
Parksley 837 $45,227

Accomac Public Libraries

Eastern Shore Public Library
23610 FRONT ST.
Accomac, Virginia
(757) 787-3400
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