Cape Charles, VA Population

Population: 1,134. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,423 (+25.5% change)
Males: 491 (43.3%), Females: 643 (56.7%)

Northampton County

Zip code: 23310

Median resident age: 44.2 years
Median household income: $22,237
Median house value: $97,000

Races in Cape Charles:

  • White Non-Hispanic (53.4%)
  • Black (42.9%)
  • Hispanic (2.8%)
  • Other race (1.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)

Ancestries: German (10.1%), English (8.6%), Irish (8.6%), United States (7.4%), Italian (3.4%), Subsaharan African (2.0%).

Elevation: 7 feet

Land area: 3.7 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Cape Charles

  • High school or higher: 65.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 15.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.8%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cape Charles town

  • Never married: 34.5%
  • Now married: 33.4%
  • Separated: 5.1%
  • Widowed: 17.6%
  • Divorced: 9.4%

2.0% Foreign born (1.1% Europe, 0.6% Latin America, 0.4% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: -297 (-20.8%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Cape Charles:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Cape Charles:

  • LANGLEY AFB (about 28 miles; HAMPTON, VA; Abbreviation: LFI)
  • NORFOLK INTL (about 30 miles; NORFOLK, VA; Abbreviation: ORF)
  • NORFOLK NS (about 30 miles; NORFOLK, VA; Abbreviation: NGU)
Other public-use airports nearest to Cape Charles:

  • ACCOMACK COUNTY (about 32 miles; MELFA, VA; Abbreviation: MFV)
  • NEWPORT NEWS/WILLIAMSBURG INTERNATIONAL (about 35 miles; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; Abbreviation: PHF)
  • HUMMEL FIELD (about 37 miles; SALUDA, VA; Abbreviation: W75)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cape Charles:

  • OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY (about 28 miles; NORFOLK, VA; Full-time enrollment: 13,330)
  • HAMPTON UNIVERSITY (about 29 miles; HAMPTON, VA; Full-time enrollment: 5,249)
  • ECPI COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 31 miles; VIRGINIA BEACH, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,083)
  • THOMAS NELSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 31 miles; Hampton, VA; Full-time enrollment: 3,884)
  • NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY (about 34 miles; NORFOLK, VA; Full-time enrollment: 5,820)
  • TIDEWATER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 35 miles; NORFOLK, VA; Full-time enrollment: 11,042)
  • CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT UNIVERSITY (about 36 miles; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; Full-time enrollment: 4,432)
Public primary/middle school in Cape Charles:

  • KIPTOPEKE ELEM. (Students: 394; Location: 24023 FAIRVIEW RD; Grades: PK – 05)