Tappahannock is a city located in Essex County Virginia. It is also the county seat of Essex County. With a 2020 population of 2,426, it is the 87th largest city in Virginia and the 6924th largest city in the United States . Tappahannock is currently growing at a rate of 0.50% annually and its population has increased by 2.15% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,375 in 2010. Tappahannock reached it's highest population of 2,453 in 2011. Spanning over 3 miles, Tappahannock has a population density of 909 people per square mile.
The average household income in Tappahannock is $49,282 with a poverty rate of 30.80%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $866 per month, and the median house value is $179,300. The median age in Tappahannock is 39.1 years, 37 years for males, and 39.7 years for females.