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Wachapreague is a town in Accomack County.

The community name derives from an Indian term for "little city by the sea"

The latitude of Wachapreague is 37.604N. The longitude is -75.69W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 10 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 231.


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Median household income
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$36,625
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Wachapreague demographic reports
Wachapreague is on the Eastern Shore, the narrow peninsula that separates Chesapeake Bay from the Atlantic Ocean
Former and merged names include:
· Powellton
A local landmark, the Wachapreague Hotel, burned in 1976
Popular site for sport fishing

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10% of Wachapreague residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wachapreague ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wachapreague was $21,680, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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

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Median rent in Wachapreague, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $491.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $763.


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

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The average commute time for Wachapreague workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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