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.
Because of many things, Poquoson is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Poquoson a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Poquoson has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Poquoson’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Poquoson is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
As is often the case in a small city, Poquoson doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The citizens of Poquoson are among the most well-educated in the nation: 42.22% of adults in Poquoson have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's 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.