Cape Charles, Virginia Population 2024

1,223

Cape Charles is a city located in Northampton County Virginia. Cape Charles has a 2024 population of 1,223. Cape Charles is currently growing at a rate of 0.91% annually and its population has increased by 3.73% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,179 in 2020.

The average household income in Cape Charles is $105,266 with a poverty rate of 14.96%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Cape Charles is 58.4 years, 55.9 years for males, and 58.7 years for females.

Cape Charles Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Cape Charles was:

  • White: 85.38%
  • Black or African American: 8.71%
  • Two or more races: 4.9%
  • Asian: 0.85%
  • Other race: 0.17%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
3.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
344.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.73% (44)
The current population of Cape Charles, Virginia is 1,223 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,179.

Cape Charles, Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,01085.38%
Black or African American1038.71%
Two or more races584.9%
Asian100.85%
Other race20.17%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Cape Charles Population by Race

Cape Charles Population Pyramid 2024

Cape Charles Median Age

58.4

Total

55.9

Male

58.7

Female

Cape Charles Adults

There are 1,037 adults, (441 of whom are seniors) in Cape Charles.

Cape Charles Age Dependency

98.5

Age Dependency Ratio

74

Old Age Dependency Ratio

24.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Cape Charles Sex Ratio

Female61351.82%
Male57048.18%

Cape Charles Population by Age

Cape Charles Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6531.8157.142.9
Non Family3811.1237.562.5
Married2312.6592.67.4
Male243.512.587.5
Female173.5376.523.5

2.78

Average Family Size

1.81

Average Household Size

57.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Cape Charles Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade333.57%
9th to 12th Grade495.3%
High School Graduate11312.23%
Some College18419.91%
Associates Degree343.68%
Bachelors Degree24726.73%
Graduate Degree26428.57%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Cape Charles Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cape Charles Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White815746474
Black716021
Hispanic17151
2+ Races12128
Asian10108
Other Race200

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 80%.

Cape Charles Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$44,702$85,000$23,264
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
High School Graduate$0$0$0
Some College$41,250$81,667$23,000
Bachelors Degree$46,250$0$0
Graduate Degree$77,500$88,393$0

$44,702

Average Earnings

$85,000

Average Male

$23,264

Average Female

Cape Charles Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cape Charles Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Cape Charles Language

95.43% of Cape Charles residents speak only English, while 4.57% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 3.27% of the population.

Cape Charles Language

Cape Charles Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White95513313.93%
Multiple582237.93%
Hispanic992020.2%
Black1032019.42%
Other22100%

14.96%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.05%

Male Poverty Rate

18.6%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cape Charles

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cape Charles is Other, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cape Charles is White, with 13.93% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.24%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.28%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20%.

Cape Charles Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade86.59%
High School28.32%
Some College12.39%
Bachelors or Greater3.13%

Cape Charles Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed80%
Female Unemployed70.59%
Male Employed12.88%
Female Employed1.36%

Cape Charles Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cape Charles Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$50,972$105,266
Families$139,688$180,720
Married Families$160,750$-999,999,999
Non Families$27,981$51,398

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Cape Charles Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.9%

Male Marriage Rate

45.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Cape Charles Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Cape Charles Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Cape Charles Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Cape Charles Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

66

Number of Veterans

57

Male Veterans

9

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam41
First Gulf War19
Second Gulf War14
Korea3
World War II0

Cape Charles Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
75+26
65 to 7425
55 to 649
35 to 546
18 to 340

Cape Charles Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White626.88%
Black34.23%
Asian110%
Hispanic12.7%

Cape Charles Veterans by Race

Cape Charles Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.55%

Veteran Poverty Rate

10.61%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cape Charles Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

50.9%

Labor Force Participation

43.8%

Employment Rate

7.5%

Unemployment Rate

Cape Charles Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Cape Charles Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Cape Charles Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

41.5%

Born in Cape Charles

95.52%

Native Born

4.48%

Foreign Born

1.52%

Non Citizen

2.96%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.52% of Cape Charles residents were born in the United States, with 41.5% having been born in Virginia. 1.52% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Cape Charles Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,278110.87%
20281,267110.88%
20271,256110.88%
20261,245110.89%
20251,234110.9%
20241,223110.91%
20231,212110.92%
20221,201282.39%
20211,173-6-0.51%
20201,17915214.8%
20191,027191.88%
20181,008-4-0.4%
20171,012-10-0.98%
20161,022181.79%
20151,004242.45%
201498040.41%
2013976-17-1.71%
2012993-23-2.26%
20111,01650.49%
20101,01100%

Cape Charles Population by Year