Gargatha, Virginia Population 2024

858

Gargatha is a city located in Accomack County Virginia. Gargatha has a 2024 population of 858. Gargatha is currently growing at a rate of 15.01% annually and its population has increased by 109.27% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 410 in 2020.

The average household income in Gargatha is $77,341 with a poverty rate of 9.78%. The median age in Gargatha is 49.7 years: 62.3 years for males, and 49.2 years for females.

Gargatha Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 43.38%
  • White: 41.17%
  • Two or more races: 15.46%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
3.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
290.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
109.27% (448)
The current population of Gargatha, Virginia is 858 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 410.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American27543.38%
White26141.17%
Two or more races9815.46%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Gargatha Population by Race

Gargatha Population Pyramid 2024

Gargatha Median Age

49.7

Total

62.3

Male

49.2

Female

Gargatha Adults

There are 480 adults, (120 of whom are seniors) in Gargatha.

Gargatha Age Dependency

76.1

Age Dependency Ratio

33.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Gargatha Sex Ratio

Female34253.94%
Male29246.06%

Gargatha Population by Age

Gargatha Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2902.1988.611.4
Non Family141076.623.4
Married802.361000
Female694.411000
Male0000

3.01

Average Family Size

2.19

Average Household Size

88.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Gargatha Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade214.38%
Associates Degree224.58%
Bachelors Degree8617.92%
Graduate Degree8217.08%
High School Graduate24450.83%
Less Than 9th Grade00%
Some College255.21%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Gargatha Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Gargatha Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Black21921259
White17916545
2+ Races828264

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 78.05%.

Gargatha Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$93,263$0$0
High School Graduate$25,221$0$24,375
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$0$0$0
Some College$66,618$0$0

$0

Average Earnings

$0

Average Male

$0

Average Female

Gargatha Earnings by Educational Attainment

Gargatha Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Gargatha Language

100% of Gargatha residents speak only English, while 0% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0% of the population.

Gargatha Language

Gargatha Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2616223.75%

9.78%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.64%

Male Poverty Rate

8.19%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gargatha

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gargatha is White, with 23.75% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gargatha is White, with 23.75% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 15.91%. Among those working part-time, it was 0%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.33%.

Gargatha Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School20.08%
Some College10.64%
Bachelors or Greater4.76%
Less Than 9th Grade0%

Gargatha Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed26.53%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed10.18%
Female Unemployed0%

Gargatha Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Gargatha Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families-$57,644
Households$79,375$77,341
Married Families-$-999,999,999
Non Families-$52,160

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Gargatha Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

31.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

29.4%

Male Marriage Rate

34.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Gargatha Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Gargatha Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 20-34, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Gargatha Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Gargatha Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

131

Number of Veterans

126

Male Veterans

5

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam106
First Gulf War20
Second Gulf War8
Korea0
World War II0

Gargatha Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74106
35 to 5417
55 to 648
18 to 340
75+0

Gargatha Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
2+ Races6478.05%
Black4922.37%
White1810.06%

Gargatha Veterans by Race

Gargatha Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.92%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gargatha Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

67.5%

Labor Force Participation

67.5%

Employment Rate

0%

Unemployment Rate

Gargatha Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Gargatha Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Gargatha 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

70.03%

Born in Gargatha

100%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Gargatha residents were born in the United States, with 70.03% having been born in Virginia. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Gargatha Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202485811215.01%
202374611217.67%
202263420347.1%
2021431215.12%
2020410239139.77%
201917195.56%
20181624032.79%
2017122-263-68.31%
2016385-134-25.82%
2015519-138-21%
201465717135.19%
2013486214.52%
2012465268136.04%
2011197-184-48.29%
201038100%

Gargatha Population by Year