Tangier, Virginia

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Tangier, Virginia

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Tangier Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 6% Tangier Affordability of Property Taxes
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Tangier Public Transportation Use
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 11% Tangier Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Tangier, Virginia

Comparing Tangier 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 9 10
Age of the Population 9 9
Senior Citizens 7 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 3
Female Share of the Population 2 1
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 10
Average Household Size 6 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 2 1
Median Family Income 1 1
People Above Poverty 1 1
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Public Transportation Use 10 8
Working at Home 6 7
Short Commute Times 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
Affordability of Rents 9 9
Housing Recently Built 5 5
People Living Alone 2 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 1

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Tangier Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 58 miles N of Hampton, Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 69 miles N of Virginia Beach, Virginia
County Accomack
P.O. Box Zip Codes 23440
Phone Area Codes 757
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.826
Longitude -75.991

Tangier Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.7 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
Station PAINTER 2 W
Distance 19.3 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 31.8 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 47 F
Apr Temp 41 to 68 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 71 F
Annual Precip 43.4 inches
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Tangier Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 604 100%
Male 304 50.3%
Female 300 49.7%
Under 18 130 21.5%
18+ 474 78.5%
65+ 112 18.5%
Median Age 42.7
Average Family Size 2.94
White 601 99.5%
African-American 3 0.5%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Tangier Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 694
Growth 90
Growth % 14.9%

Tangier 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
English 63.2%
US/American 25.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.7%
Scotch-Irish 2.5%
Irish 1.9%
Scottish 1.4%
Polish 0.8%
British 0.5%
German 0.5%
Welsh 0.5%
Italian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Tangier 604 $28,636
Accomac 547 $51,250
Melfa 450 $44,583
Onancock 1,525 $37,039
Onley 496 $42,891
Parksley 837 $45,227
Saxis 337 $23,333
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Tangier High Schools (2004)

Serves 95 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.9

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