Accomack County is located in the eastern shore of Virginia. The County Seat is Accomac and the largest city is Chincoteague. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.accomack.va.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 33,021 and the 2010 census population was 33,164. The land area is 449.50 square miles and there are 73.8 persons per square mile.
69% of the population is White, 28% is Black or African American, 9% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.6% is Asian, 0.6% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.5% is two or more races. 78% have a high school degree or higher, and 17.2% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $153,600, there are 14,333 households, an average of 2.25 persons per household. The per capita income is $22,703, the median household income is $39,328, and 20.5% of the persons in Accomack County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,944. Retail sales (in $1000) were $298,001, and sales per capita were $7,749. The percentage of black-owned firms is 6%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 23.1%.
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