Boykins, Virginia

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Boykins, Virginia

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Boykins Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 13% Boykins Affordability of Rents
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Boykins Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Boykins, Virginia

Comparing Boykins 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
Age of the Population 9 9
Racial Diversity 9 6
Senior Citizens 9 9
Female Share of the Population 7 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 8
Male Share of the Population 4 7
Well-Paid Single Men 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 9
Average Household Size 5 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 6 4
Median Family Income 5 5
People in Middle Class or Better 5 5
People Above Poverty 4 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Short Commute Times 4 4
Public Transportation Use 4 3
Working at Home 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 7
People Living Alone 6 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 2
Housing Recently Built 4 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 3

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Boykins Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 36 miles W of Suffolk, Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 64 miles W of Virginia Beach, Virginia
County Southampton
Standard Zip Codes 23827
Phone Area Codes 757
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.583
Longitude -77.2

Boykins Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.3 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 49 F
Apr Temp 44 to 70 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 46 to 71 F
Annual Precip 49.6 inches
Distance 18.3 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 49 F
Apr Temp 45 to 71 F
Jul Temp 67 to 90 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 45.8 inches
Distance 21.9 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 49 F
Apr Temp 44 to 71 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 45 to 72 F
Annual Precip 44.3 inches
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Boykins Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 620 100%
Male 292 47.1%
Female 328 52.9%
Under 18 139 22.4%
18+ 481 77.6%
65+ 138 22.3%
Median Age 43
Average Family Size 2.96
White 382 61.6%
African-American 232 37.4%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 2 0.3%
Mixed Race 4 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 1.1%

Estimated Boykins Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 607
Growth -13
Growth % -2.1%

Boykins 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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 37.8%
US/American 32.6%
English 11.9%
Ethiopian 4%
Scotch-Irish 2.5%
Irish 2.2%
Scottish 1.7%
German 1.5%
European 1.2%
French (except Basque) 1%
African 0.7%
Czechoslovakian 0.7%
Greek 0.5%
French Canadian 0.5%
Austrian 0.5%
Italian 0.5%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Boykins 620 $40,000
Branchville 123 $32,917
Capron 167 $50,833
Courtland 1,270 $43,229
Emporia 5,665 $35,743
Franklin 8,346 $40,299
Newsoms 282 $40,000
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