Cape Charles, Virginia Population 2021

1,045
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Cape Charles is a city located in Northampton County Virginia. With a 2020 population of 1,045, it is the 136th largest city in Virginia and the 10132nd largest city in the United States . Cape Charles is currently growing at a rate of 1.26% annually and its population has increased by 3.57% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,009 in 2010. Cape Charles reached it's highest population of 1,045 in 2021. Spanning over 4 miles, Cape Charles has a population density of 294 people per square mile.

The average household income in Cape Charles is $81,032 with a poverty rate of 21.15%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $618 per month, and the median house value is $345,500. The median age in Cape Charles is 58 years, 61.2 years for males, and 57.7 years for females.

Cape Charles Demographics

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

  • White: 73.12%
  • Black or African American: 19.77%
  • Two or more races: 6.05%
  • Asian: 0.73%
  • Native American: 0.32%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Cape Charles, Virginia is 1,045 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,006.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,009.

Cape Charles, Virginia Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White90673.12%
Black or African American24519.77%
Two or More Races756.05%
Asian90.73%
American Indian and Alaska Native40.32%
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Cape Charles Population by Race

Cape Charles Population Pyramid $2021

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Cape Charles Median Age

58


Total

61.2


Male

57.7


Female

Cape Charles Adults

There are 1,032 adults, (428 of whom are seniors) in Cape Charles.

Cape Charles Age Dependency

105.1

Age Dependency Ratio

70.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Cape Charles Sex Ratio

Female

682

55.04%

Male

557

44.96%

Cape Charles Population by Age

Cape Charles Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Cape Charles Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.7%18.3%
All52.3%47.7%
Non Family42.5%57.5%
Male14.7%85.3%
Female12.7%87.3%

52.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cape Charles Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6581.8852.3
Non Family3391.2642.5
Married2302.0381.7
Female554.1512.7
Male343.4114.7

2.55

Average Family Size

1.88

Average Household Size

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Cape Charles Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade555.58%
9th to 12th Grade282.84%
High School Graduate19119.39%
Some College21521.83%
Associates Degree393.96%
Bachelors Degree22923.25%
Graduate Degree22823.15%
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Cape Charles Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cape Charles Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White759704409
Black18017026
2+ Races171713
Hispanic162
Asian999
Native American4

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Cape Charles Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,359$40,435$31,607
Less Than 9th Grade$40,956$40,893$
High School Graduate$19,423$40,139$
Some College$31,458$38,750$20,455
Bachelors Degree$44,375$$47,813
Graduate Degree$80,833$$86,875

$38,359

Average Earnings

$40,435

Average Male

$31,607

Average Female

Cape Charles Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cape Charles Language by Age

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Cape Charles Language

95.86% of Cape Charles residents speak only English, while 4.14% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.32% of the population.

Cape Charles Language

Cape Charles Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White87112214.01%
Black2457831.84%
Multiple755877.33%

21.15%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.72%

Male Poverty Rate

26.55%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cape Charles

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cape Charles is Multiple, with 77.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cape Charles is White, with 14.01% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.22%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.88%.

Cape Charles Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade39.76%
High School28.27%
Some College13.78%
Bachelors or Greater5.91%

Cape Charles Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed77.27%
Male Unemployed50.00%
Female Employed8.27%
Male Employed2.80%

Cape Charles Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cape Charles Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$54,643$81,032
Families$89,375$116,409
Married Families$123,750-
Non Families$22,917$47,742
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Income by Household Type

Cape Charles Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.9%

Male Marriage Rate

37.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Cape Charles Married by Age and Sex

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Cape Charles Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Cape Charles Marital Status by Race

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Cape Charles Marital Status

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103

Number of Veterans

94

Male Veterans

9

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam66
First Gulf War27
Second Gulf War24
Korea3
World War II

Cape Charles Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7457
75+17
55 to 6412
18 to 349
35 to 548

Cape Charles Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8810.93%
Black158.20%

Cape Charles Veterans by Race

Cape Charles Veterans by Education

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2.91%

Veteran Poverty Rate

7.77%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cape Charles Veterans by Education

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50.5%

Labor Force Participation

44.4%

Employment Rate

9.7%

Unemployment Rate

Cape Charles Employment by Age

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Cape Charles Employment by Race

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Cape Charles Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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49.88%

Born in Cape Charles

96.45%

Native Born

3.55%

Foreign Born

1.78%

Non Citizen

1.78%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.45% of Cape Charles residents were born in the United States, with 49.88% having been born in Virginia. 1.78% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,045131.26%
20201,032131.28%
20191,019131.29%
20181,006-6-0.59%
20171,012-10-0.98%
20161,022171.69%
20151,005252.55%
201498030.31%
2013977-16-1.61%
2012993-23-2.26%
20111,01650.49%
20101,0110.00%

Cape Charles Population by Year