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Poquoson (Independent City), Virginia

500 City Hall Ave
Poquoson, VA 23662
Phone: (757) 868-3000
Fax: (757) 868-3101
www.ci.poquoson.va.us

In southeastern VA, 9 mi. north of Newport News. Established as a post office between 1885 and 1888; incorporated as a town in 1952; as a city in 1976. Name Origin: From an Algonquian term probably meaning 'swamp' or 'overflowed land.'

Area (sq mi):: 78.43 (land 15.52; water 62.91) Population per square mile: 761.00
Population 2005: 11,811 State rank: 108 Population change: 2000-20005 2.10%; 1990-2000 5.10% Population 2000: 11,566 (White 95.50%; Black or African American 0.70%; Hispanic or Latino 1.10%; Asian 1.60%; Other 1.50%). Foreign born: 2.90%. Median age: 39.50
Income 2000: per capita $25,336; median household $60,920; Population below poverty level: 4.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $29,709-$33,139
Unemployment (2004): 2.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.60% Median travel time to work: 24.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 78.00%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Poquoson County seat (11,700)

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