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ZIP Code 23480

Post Office City:Wachapreague, VA (View All Cities)
ZIP Type: PO Box (Reserve a PO Box)
County: Accomack County
Timezone: Eastern (12:21am)
Area code: 757 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:37.605, -75.689
ZIP (~200 yard radius)

Cities in ZIP code 23480

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Primary/preferred city:
Wachapreague, VA

Stats and Demographics for the 23480 ZIP Code

ZIP code 23480 is located in eastern Virginia and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 23480 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is extremely large. There are also a small number of single parents and a large number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 23480 ZIP code is extremely small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 328
Population Density 170 people per sq mi
Housing Units 286
Median Home Value $122,300
Land Area 1.93 sq mi
Water Area 0.06 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 167
Median Household Income $19,250

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 57Male Median Age: 57Female Median Age: 57

Under 5527
85 Plus2911


 Male 162 49%
 Female 166 51%


 White 254 77%
 Black Or African American 69 21%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0 0%
 Asian 0 0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0%
 Other Race 0 0%
 Two Or More Races 5 2%

Head of Household by Age

85 Plus9110

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 88 53%
 Single Guardian 16 10%
 Singles 53 32%
 Singles With Roommate 10 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 142 85%
 Households with Kids 25 15%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 23480 has an extremely large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 23480 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 23480 real estate data, the median home value of $122,300 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 23480 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 23480 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 23480 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

For more information, see Wachapreague, VA home prices.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 328 100%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 0 0%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 57 20%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 73 26%
 Renter Occupied Households 37 13%
 Households Vacant 119 42%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 2 2%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 3 3%
 Sold & Unoccupied 2 2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 101 85%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 11 9%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 0 0%
 2 Bedroom 20 61%
 3+ Bedroom 13 39%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $19,250 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 23480 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. ZIP code 23480 uses public transportation to get to work more than almost anywhere in the country. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 23480 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. It is very uncommon, compared to the rest of the US, for employees to have to travel more than 45 minutes to their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 76 30%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 14 5%
 No Earnings 165 65%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 76 30%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 14 5%
 No Earnings 165 65%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 65 76%
 Public transportation 10 12%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 6 7%
 Worked at Home 5 6%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The percentage of people that did not graduate high school is among the highest in the nation. Despite the lower high school graduation rates, compared to other ZIPs, a much higher percentage of the population has received a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 51 20.1%
 High School Graduate 142 55.9%
 Associate's degree 22 8.7%
 Bachelor's degree 18 7.1%
 Master's degree 13 5.1%
 Professional school degree 1 0.4%
 Doctorate degree 7 2.8%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 18 100%
 Enrolled in Private School 0 0%
 Not Enrolled in School 0 0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

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