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Poquoson is an independent city, in the Virginia Beach-Norfolk metro area.

The community name derives from Algonquian term for "swamp"

The latitude of Poquoson is 37.122N. The longitude is -76.346W.

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

The estimated population, in 2003, was 11,844.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$60,920
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Poquoson demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 3. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.3 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Seafood Festival - Oct. 19-21, 2007
Dates often change. Check Poquoson web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

14% of Poquoson residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Poquoson ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Poquoson was $25,336, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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32% of Poquoson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Poquoson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $588.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,269.


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Libraries in Poquoson include Poquoson Public Library ... View libraries

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Poquoson City supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Poquoson political report.

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The average commute time for Poquoson workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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