Poquoson, VA Population

Population: 11,566. Estimated population in July 2020: 11,811 (+2.1% change)
Males: 5,789 (50.1%), Females: 5,777 (49.9%)

Zip code: 23662

Median resident age: 39.5 years
Median household income: $60,920
Median house value: $153,400

Races in Poquoson:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.5%)
  • Hispanic (1.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • Black (0.7%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: English (24.1%), German (14.2%), United States (12.7%), Irish (11.1%), Italian (4.7%), Scotch-Irish (3.2%).

Elevation: 9 feet

Land area: 15.5 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Poquoson

  • High school or higher: 88.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 31.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Poquoson city

  • Never married: 17.4%
  • Now married: 67.8%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 7.4%

2.9% Foreign born (1.3% Asia, 1.0% Europe, 0.4% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +527 (+4.8%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Poquoson:

  • COLUMBIA PENINSULA BEHAVIORIAL CENTER (about 7 miles; HAMPTON, VA)
  • SENTARA HAMPTON GENL HOSP (about 7 miles; HAMPTON, VA)
  • RIVERSIDE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 9 miles; NEWPORT NEWS, VA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Poquoson:

  • LANGLEY AFB (about 5 miles; HAMPTON, VA; Abbreviation: LFI)
  • NEWPORT NEWS/WILLIAMSBURG INTERNATIONAL (about 8 miles; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; Abbreviation: PHF)
  • NORFOLK NS (about 16 miles; NORFOLK, VA; Abbreviation: NGU)
Other public-use airports nearest to Poquoson:

  • NORFOLK INTL (about 21 miles; NORFOLK, VA; Abbreviation: ORF)
  • WILLIAMSBURG-JAMESTOWN (about 24 miles; WILLIAMSBURG, VA; Abbreviation: JGG)
  • HAMPTON ROADS EXECUTIVE (about 26 miles; NORFOLK, VA; Abbreviation: PVG)
Amtrak stations near Poquoson:

  • 10 miles: NEWPORT NEWS (9304 WARWICK BLVD.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 20 miles: NORFOLK (MONTICELLO AVE. & VA. BEACH BLVD.) – Bus Station. Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Poquoson:

  • THOMAS NELSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 7 miles; Hampton, VA; Full-time enrollment: 3,884)
  • HAMPTON UNIVERSITY (about 9 miles; HAMPTON, VA; Full-time enrollment: 5,249)
  • CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT UNIVERSITY (about 10 miles; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; Full-time enrollment: 4,432)
  • OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY (about 17 miles; NORFOLK, VA; Full-time enrollment: 13,330)
  • TIDEWATER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 21 miles; NORFOLK, VA; Full-time enrollment: 11,042)
  • NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY (about 21 miles; NORFOLK, VA; Full-time enrollment: 5,820)
  • ECPI COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 26 miles; VIRGINIA BEACH, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,083)

Schools

Public high school in Poquoson:

  • POQUOSON HIGH (Students: 861; Location: 51 ODD RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Poquoson:

  • POQUOSON MIDDLE (Students: 646; Location: 985 POQUOSON AVE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • POQUOSON ELEM. (Students: 554; Location: 1033 POQUOSON AVE; Grades: 03 – 05)
  • POQUOSON PRIMARY (Students: 483; Location: 19 ODD RD; Grades: PK – 02)
Private primary/middle school in Poquoson:

  • VICTORY CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENT (Students: 56; Location: PO BOX 2169; Grades: PK – KG)

Libraries

Library in Poquoson:

  • POQUOSON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $476,167; Location: 500 CITY HALL AVE.; 40,110 books; 1,227 audio materials; 3,267 video materials; 148 serial subscriptions)