West Point, Virginia

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West Point, Virginia

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% West Point Low Rate of Poverty
Low Violent Crime
(vs. State)
Top 14% West Point Low Violent Crime
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% West Point Racial Diversity
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% West Point Median Family Income
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% West Point Walking and Biking to Work
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% West Point Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of West Point, Virginia

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 10
Average Household Size 7 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
Median Family Income 9 9
College Educated Adults 8 7
People in Middle Class or Better 8 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 9
Working at Home 7 8
Short Commute Times 4 4
Public Transportation Use 2 2


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 9 9
Low Property Crime 5 6

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West Point Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 37 miles E of Richmond, Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 63 miles NW of Virginia Beach, Virginia
County King William
Standard Zip Codes 23181
Phone Area Codes 804
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.531
Longitude -76.796

West Point Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 2.4 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 48 F
Apr Temp 45 to 72 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 48 to 72 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches
Distance 16.9 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 49 F
Apr Temp 44 to 71 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 48 to 72 F
Annual Precip 49 inches
Distance 20.5 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 48 F
Apr Temp 43 to 72 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 71 F
Annual Precip 43.5 inches
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West Point Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,866 100%
Male 1,351 47.1%
Female 1,515 52.9%
Under 18 745 26%
18+ 2,121 74%
65+ 512 17.9%
Median Age 39.4
Average Family Size 3
White 2,302 80.3%
African-American 485 16.9%
Asian 30 1%
American Indian & Alaskan 13 0.5%
Other 10 0.3%
Mixed Race 26 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 50 1.7%

Estimated West Point Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,013
Growth 147
Growth % 5.1%

West Point 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) 27.8%
English 18.4%
US/American 15.1%
Polish 7.4%
European 5.7%
German 4.7%
Scotch-Irish 4.3%
Irish 3.3%
French (except Basque) 1.9%
Italian 1.9%
Russian 1.7%
British 1.7%
Dutch 1.5%
Scottish 1.3%
Hungarian 1%
Czech 0.6%
Danish 0.6%
Welsh 0.4%
Egyptian 0.3%
Norwegian 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
Swedish 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Cologne (23181)
Eltham (23181)

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)
West Point 2,866 $56,932
Claremont 343 $46,667
Irvington 673 $68,438
Urbanna 543 $49,583
White Stone 358 $31,875
Williamsburg 11,998 $52,358
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West Point High Schools (2004)

Serves 263 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.6

West Point Colleges

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