Poquoson, Virginia Population 2021

12,475
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Poquoson is a city located in Virginia. With a 2020 population of 12,475, it is the 37th largest city in Virginia and the 2638th largest city in the United States . Poquoson is currently growing at a rate of 0.82% annually and its population has increased by 2.67% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,150 in 2010. Poquoson reached it's highest population of 12,475 in 2021. Spanning over 78 miles, Poquoson has a population density of 811 people per square mile.

The average household income in Poquoson is $104,312 with a poverty rate of 5.64%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,222 per month, and the median house value is $323,100. The median age in Poquoson is 42.4 years, 39.6 years for males, and 45 years for females.

Poquoson Demographics

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

  • White: 93.86%
  • Asian: 2.47%
  • Two or more races: 2.08%
  • Black or African American: 1.12%
  • Other race: 0.37%
  • Native American: 0.08%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Poquoson, Virginia is 12,475 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 12,169.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 12,150.

Poquoson, Virginia Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,34893.86%
Asian2992.47%
Two or More Races2522.08%
Black or African American1361.12%
Some Other Race450.37%
American Indian and Alaska Native100.08%
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Poquoson Population by Race

Poquoson Population Pyramid $2021

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Poquoson Median Age

42.4


Total

39.6


Male

45


Female

Poquoson Adults

There are 9,422 adults, (2,374 of whom are seniors) in Poquoson.

Poquoson Age Dependency

71.5

Age Dependency Ratio

33.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Poquoson Sex Ratio

Female

6,067

50.18%

Male

6,023

49.82%

Poquoson Population by Age

Poquoson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Poquoson Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91.6%8.4%
All81.4%18.6%
Female64.4%35.6%
Non Family63.7%36.3%
Male59.7%40.3%

81.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Poquoson Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,5932.6281.4
Married2,9223.0991.6
Non Family1,1121.2163.7
Female4302.964.4
Male1293.1659.7

3.05

Average Family Size

2.62

Average Household Size

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Poquoson Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1802.13%
9th to 12th Grade2512.97%
High School Graduate2,19125.90%
Some College1,54918.31%
Associates Degree7178.48%
Bachelors Degree1,92922.80%
Graduate Degree1,64319.42%
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Poquoson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Poquoson Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White7,8507,4893,378
Asian223184121
Hispanic17617642
Black1037210
2+ Races989821
Other Race1616
Native American1010

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 54.26%.

Poquoson Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$56,449$64,473$44,651
Less Than 9th Grade$50,950$52,300$23,472
High School Graduate$36,865$55,809$23,438
Some College$44,325$56,577$31,867
Bachelors Degree$62,762$83,171$50,980
Graduate Degree$86,179$114,009$59,741

$56,449

Average Earnings

$64,473

Average Male

$44,651

Average Female

Poquoson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Poquoson Language by Age

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Poquoson Language

95.28% of Poquoson residents speak only English, while 4.72% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.86% of the population.

Poquoson Language

Poquoson Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White11,0276135.56%
Hispanic3384112.13%
Asian299124.01%
Multiple252103.97%
Black10632.83%

5.64%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.77%

Male Poverty Rate

5.52%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Poquoson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Poquoson is Hispanic, with 12.13% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Poquoson is Black, with 2.83% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.29%. Among those working part-time, it was 2.69%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.52%.

Poquoson Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School10.32%
Less Than 9th Grade4.62%
Some College3.31%
Bachelors or Greater2.41%

Poquoson Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed2.19%
Female Employed1.00%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Poquoson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Poquoson Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$97,118$104,312
Families$109,505$119,031
Married Families$120,000-
Non Families$31,818$55,680
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Income by Household Type

Poquoson Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

60.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.9%

Male Marriage Rate

61.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Poquoson Married by Age and Sex

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Poquoson 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 35-44.

Poquoson Marital Status by Race

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Poquoson Marital Status

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1,428

Number of Veterans

1,287

Male Veterans

141

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War582
Vietnam544
Second Gulf War534
Korea44
World War II6

Poquoson Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54490
65 to 74336
75+271
55 to 64258
18 to 3473

Poquoson Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,34715.53%
Hispanic8535.71%
2+ Races3553.03%
Other Race1641.03%
Black1110.68%
Native American10100.00%
Asian93.45%

Poquoson Veterans by Race

Poquoson Veterans by Education

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5.57%

Veteran Poverty Rate

14.25%

Veteran Disability Rate

Poquoson Veterans by Education

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62.4%

Labor Force Participation

58.5%

Employment Rate

2%

Unemployment Rate

Poquoson Employment by Age

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Poquoson Employment by Race

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Poquoson 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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53.90%

Born in Poquoson

95.72%

Native Born

4.28%

Foreign Born

1.16%

Non Citizen

3.12%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.72% of Poquoson residents were born in the United States, with 53.90% having been born in Virginia. 1.16% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Poquoson Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202112,4751020.82%
202012,3731020.83%
201912,2711020.84%
201812,1691301.08%
201712,039870.73%
201611,952-69-0.57%
201512,021120.10%
201412,009-85-0.70%
201312,094-20-0.17%
201212,114720.60%
201112,042-106-0.87%
201012,1485820.49%
200011,5665610.50%
199011,0052,2792.35%
19808,7263,2854.84%
19705,4411,1632.43%
19604,2784,07816.55%
19402000.00%

Poquoson Population by Year