Chincoteague, Virginia Population 2020

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Chincoteague is a city located in Virginia. With a 2020 population of 2,837, it is the 81st largest city in Virginia and the 6399th largest city in the United States. Chincoteague is currently declining at a rate of -0.73% annually and its population has decreased by -3.54% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,941 in 2010. Chincoteague reached it's highest population of 4,317 in 2000. Spanning over 37 miles, Chincoteague has a population density of 306 people per square mile.

The average household income in Chincoteague is $67,608 with a poverty rate of 9.06%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $875 per month, and the median house value is $235,100. The median age in Chincoteague is 56.6 years, 54.9 years for males, and 58.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 81.1 males.

Chincoteague Demographics

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

  • White: 94.83%
  • Two or more races: 2.10%
  • Other race: 1.28%
  • Asian: 0.83%
  • Native American: 0.55%
  • Black or African American: 0.41%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Chincoteague, Virginia is 2,837, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,879.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,941.

Chincoteague, Virginia Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,74994.83%
Two or More Races612.10%
Some Other Race371.28%
Asian240.83%
American Indian and Alaska Native160.55%
Black or African American120.41%
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Chincoteague Population Pyramid 2020

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Chincoteague Median Age

56.6


Total

54.9


Male

58.1


Female

Chincoteague Adults

There are 2,569 adults, (974 of whom are seniors) in Chincoteague.

Chincoteague Age Dependency

81.8

Age Dependency Ratio

61.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

20.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Chincoteague Sex Ratio

Female

1,601

55.23%

Male

1,298

44.77%

Chincoteague Households and Families

Chincoteague Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Chincoteague Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female82.1%17.9%
Married81.4%18.6%
All76.5%23.5%
Non Family70.1%29.9%
Male0%0%

76.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,5231.8876.5
Married7622.4481.4
Non Family6661.0670.1
Female953.2482.1
Male00

2.48

Average Family Size

1.88

Average Household Size

0.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Chincoteague Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade351.42%
9th to 12th Grade34814.10%
High School Graduate72729.46%
Some College38715.68%
Associates Degree26910.90%
Bachelors Degree28611.59%
Graduate Degree41616.86%
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Chincoteague Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,2441,874604
Hispanic888823
Multiple Races616153
Other Race3724
Asian2424
Native American161616
Black666

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

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

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,583$49,167$22,404
Less Than High School$7,431$$6,944
High School Grad$12,139$25,547$10,192
Some College$47,875$50,709$43,500
Bachelors Degree$60,978$70,469$31,923
Graduate Degree$91,932$$91,477

$34,583

Average Earnings

$49,167

Average Male

$22,404

Average Female

Chincoteague Language

Chincoteague Language by Age

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Chincoteague Language

94.27% of Chincoteague residents speak only English, while 5.73% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.20% of the population.

Chincoteague Poverty

Chincoteague Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,6522479.31%
Other371335.14%

9.06%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.79%

Male Poverty Rate

10.89%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chincoteague

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chincoteague is Other, with 35.14% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chincoteague is White, with 9.31% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.23%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.21%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.87%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School18.54%
High School9.77%
Some College8.84%
Bachelors or Greater3.02%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed23.26%
Female Employed5.08%
Male Employed3.09%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Chincoteague Income

Chincoteague Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$48,639$67,608
Families$61,033$86,574
Married Families$72,188-
Non Families$31,838$42,925
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Chincoteague Marital Status

Chincoteague Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

62.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

72.1%

Male Marriage Rate

54.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Chincoteague Married by Age and Sex

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Chincoteague 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 55-64.

Chincoteague Marital Status by Race

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Chincoteague Veterans

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286

Number of Veterans

233

Male Veterans

53

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam164
First Gulf War56
Second Gulf War32
World War II30
Korea23
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74147
55 to 6458
75+53
35 to 5428
18 to 34
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Chincoteague Veterans by Education

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3.85%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chincoteague Employment Status

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48.2%

Labor Force Participation

43.8%

Employment Rate

6.9%

Unemployment Rate

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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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32.56%

Born in Virginia

98.83%

Native Born

1.17%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

1.17%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.83% of Chincoteague residents were born in the United States, with 32.56% having been born in Virginia. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20202,837-21-0.73%
20192,858-21-0.73%
20182,879-11-0.38%
20172,890-21-0.72%
20162,91120.07%
20152,909-3-0.10%
20142,912-3-0.10%
20132,915-28-0.95%
20122,94360.20%
20112,9370.00%
20102,937-1,380-3.78%
20004,3177451.91%
19903,5728480.68%
19502,7240.00%