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Onancock is a town in Accomack County.

The community name derives from Indian term for "foggy place"

The latitude of Onancock is 37.711N. The longitude is -75.749W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 13 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,494.


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Median household income
Local
$28,214
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Onancock demographic reports
Onancock is on the Eastern Shore, the narrow peninsula that separates Chesapeake Bay from the Atlantic Ocean
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 1. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.7 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 2 in the state, June 2001, in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index
Local festivals include:
  • Harborfest - Sept. 7-8, 2007
Dates often change. Check Onancock web sites and events links in the sections below.

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Ancestry & family history

11% of Onancock residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Onancock ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Onancock was $18,393, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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20% of Onancock residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Onancock, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $322.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $892.


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Accomack County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Onancock political report.

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The average commute time for Onancock workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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