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Poquoson is a town in Virginia with a population of 12,068. Poquoson is one of the best places to live in Virginia. Living in Poquoson offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. The public schools in Poquoson are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$301,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,140
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%
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Poquoson Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    117
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    25
    41
  • Robbery
    17
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    284
    500
  • Theft
    1,244
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$84,643
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
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Poquoson is a small city nestled between Hampton, Newport News and York County VA. It has a very small town feel to it and a great place to raise your children. The city and their residents put on a number of programs both indoors and outdoors for the kids. Parades and festivals are scattered through out the year. The people are kind and friendly, Poquoson is just a great place to live.
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Poquoson is a small and close-knit community, and I've always felt safe and comfortable here. Fishing is a very big industry in Poquoson, and every fall we have the Seafood Festival to celebrate that tradition. The school system is also one of the best in the area, with our high school being one of the top 1,000 high schools in the nation, and with very successful academics and sports teams. Honestly the only downside is the fact that due to Poquoson's size there are not as many opportunities for jobs as there would be in places like Richmond or Washington DC. Also, there is a lot of waterfront property and even the smallest houses are worth over $200,000, which can make it hard for some people looking for affordable housing. Oh, and mosquitoes. Poquoson means "Great Swamp", and it certainly lives up to its name.
There is no other place like it; Poquoson is one of a kind. From scenic views to packed sporting events we have it all. It is one of the most supportive and safe towns, also one of the smallest. It is always nice to see someone you know by just running to the grocery store or getting gas. The only downside about it is that it floods easier than most places due to the location, that is something we would all like to fix.