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Parksley, Virginia


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Parksley, Virginia

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Parksley Racial Diversity
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 18% Parksley Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Parksley, Virginia

Comparing Parksley 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
Compared
to State
Racial Diversity 10 9
Senior Citizens 9 8
Well-Paid Single Women 8 7
Female Share of the Population 8 7
Age of the Population 8 7
Well-Paid Single Men 7 7
Male Share of the Population 3 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2

Families

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Portion of People Married 3 7
Average Household Size 3 6

Wealth

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
People Above Poverty 8 9
College Educated Adults 7 5
Median Family Income 7 7
People in Middle Class or Better 6 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Short Commute Times 8 7
Walking and Biking to Work 8 7
Public Transportation Use 5 3
Working at Home 4 4

Housing

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
People Living Alone 9 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 6
Affordability of Rents 3 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2
Housing Recently Built 2 1

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Parksley Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 65 miles NE of Hampton, Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 70 miles N of Virginia Beach, Virginia
County Accomack
Standard Zip Codes 23421
Phone Area Codes 757
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.781
Longitude -75.653

Parksley Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:
  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station WALLOPS ISLAND FLGHT FAC
Distance 14.6 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 45 F
Apr Temp 45 to 62 F
Jul Temp 68 to 84 F
Oct Temp 50 to 68 F
Annual Precip 40 inches
Station PAINTER 2 W
Distance 16.4 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
Station TANGIER ISLAND
Distance 19.2 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
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Parksley Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 837 100%
Male 388 46.4%
Female 449 53.6%
Under 18 195 23.3%
18+ 642 76.7%
65+ 180 21.5%
Median Age 40.6
Average Family Size 2.87
White 688 82.2%
African-American 90 10.8%
Asian 4 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.6%
Other 36 4.3%
Mixed Race 14 1.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 64 7.6%

Estimated Parksley Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 833
Growth -4
Growth % -0.5%

Parksley 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) 28.2%
English 20.4%
US/American 17.5%
German 11.9%
Irish 10.4%
French (except Basque) 4%
French Canadian 2%
Italian 1%
Scottish 0.8%
Polish 0.7%
Celtic 0.7%
Swedish 0.5%
U.S. Virgin Islander 0.5%
Danish 0.3%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
Syrian 0.3%
Welsh 0.2%
European 0.2%
Dutch 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Parksley, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Lee Mont (23421)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Parksley 837 $45,227
Accomac 547 $51,250
Bloxom 395 $33,125
Hallwood 290 $30,000
Melfa 450 $44,583
Onancock 1,525 $37,039
Onley 496 $42,891
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