Poquoson is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 12,271 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Poquoson is the 64th largest community in Virginia.
Poquoson real estate is some of the most expensive in Virginia, although Poquoson house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Poquoson is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Poquoson is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Poquoson who work in management occupations (11.69%), sales jobs (10.73%), and office and administrative support (8.49%).
Also of interest is that Poquoson has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Poquoson is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Poquoson’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One of the nice things about Poquoson is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
Being a small city, Poquoson does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The education level of Poquoson ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Poquoson, 42.22% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Poquoson in 2018 was $40,258, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $161,032 for a family of four. However, Poquoson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Poquoson home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Poquoson residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Poquoson include English, German, Irish, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Poquoson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.