Chincoteague Island, VA Population

Population: 4,317. Estimated population in July 2020: 4,416 (+2.3% change)
Males: 2,096 (48.6%), Females: 2,221 (51.4%)

Accomack County

Zip code: 23336

Median resident age: 46.1 years
Median household income: $28,514
Median house value: $105,600

Races in Chincoteague:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • Black (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)
  • Hispanic (0.5%)

Ancestries: English (18.8%), United States (15.1%), German (14.3%), Irish (11.3%), Italian (5.0%), French (1.9%).

Elevation: 5 feet

Land area: 9.6 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Chincoteague

  • High school or higher: 71.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 15.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chincoteague town

  • Never married: 21.0%
  • Now married: 56.6%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

1.7% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +749 (+21.0%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Chincoteague:

  • ATLANTIC GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 31 miles; BERLIN, MD)
  • EDWARD MCCREADY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 34 miles; CRISFIELD, MD)
  • HEALTHSOUTH CHESAPEAKE REHAB HOSPITAL (about 35 miles; SALISBURY, MD)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Chincoteague:

  • SALISBURY-OCEAN CITY WICOMICO REGIONAL (about 29 miles; SALISBURY, MD; Abbreviation: SBY)
  • DOVER AFB (about 82 miles; DOVER, DE; Abbreviation: DOV)
  • OCEANA NAS /APOLLO SOUCEK FIELD/ (about 90 miles; VIRGINIA BEACH, VA; Abbreviation: NTU)
Other public-use airports nearest to Chincoteague:

  • OCEAN CITY MUNI (about 31 miles; OCEAN CITY, MD; Abbreviation: OXB)
  • CRISFIELD MUNI (about 32 miles; CRISFIELD, MD; Abbreviation: W41)
  • ACCOMACK COUNTY (about 34 miles; MELFA, VA; Abbreviation: MFV)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chincoteague:

  • UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND-EASTERN SHORE (about 30 miles; PRINCESS ANNE, MD; Full-time enrollment: 2,940)
  • SALISBURY STATE UNIVERSITY (about 35 miles; SALISBURY, MD; Full-time enrollment: 5,645)
  • DELAWARE TECHNICAL AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE-OWENS (about 52 miles; GEORGETOWN, DE; Full-time enrollment: 2,053)
  • DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 86 miles; Dover, DE; Full-time enrollment: 2,641)
  • OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY (about 92 miles; NORFOLK, VA; Full-time enrollment: 13,330)
  • HAMPTON UNIVERSITY (about 92 miles; HAMPTON, VA; Full-time enrollment: 5,249)
  • ECPI COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 93 miles; VIRGINIA BEACH, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,083)
Private high school in Chincoteague:

  • LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 51; Location: 5252 WOODLAND DR; Grades: KG – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Chincoteague:

  • CHINCOTEAGUE HIGH (Students: 377; Location: 4586 MAIN ST; Grades: 06 – 12)
  • CHINCOTEAGUE ELEM. (Students: 275; Location: 6078 HALLIE WHEALTON SMITH DR; Grades: PK – 05)