Onley, Virginia

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Onley, Virginia
Storefronts in Onley, July 2018
Storefronts in Onley, July 2018
Location in Accomack County and the state of Virginia.
Location in Accomack County and the state of Virginia.
Coordinates: 37°41′25″N 75°43′0″W / 37.69028°N 75.71667°W / 37.69028; -75.71667Coordinates: 37°41′25″N 75°43′0″W / 37.69028°N 75.71667°W / 37.69028; -75.71667
CountryUnited States
StateVirginia
CountyAccomack
Area
 • Total0.81 sq mi (2.09 km2)
 • Land0.80 sq mi (2.07 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
43 ft (13 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total516
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
500
 • Density625.00/sq mi (241.40/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
23418
Area code(s)757, 948 (planned)
FIPS code51-59384[3]
GNIS feature ID1493377[4]

Onley (/nl/, "only") is a town in Accomack County, Virginia, United States. The population was 516 at the 2010 census.[5]

History[edit]

The community was named after Onley, the estate of Governor Henry A. Wise.[6]

Geography[edit]

Onley is located at 37°41′25″N 75°43′0″W / 37.69028°N 75.71667°W / 37.69028; -75.71667 (37.690352, −75.716759).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.81 square miles (2.1 km2), of which 0.81 square miles (2.1 km2) is land and 0.008 square miles (0.02 km2), or 0.98%, is water.[8]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960415
197046411.8%
198052613.4%
19905321.1%
2000496−6.8%
20105164.0%
2019 (est.)500[2]−3.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

At the 2000 census there were 496 people, 223 households, and 144 families living in the town. The population density was 607.9 people per square mile (233.5/km2). There were 271 housing units at an average density of 332.1 per square mile (127.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 83.27% White, 13.91% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 1.61% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.41%.[3]

Of the 223 households 23.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.0% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.4% were non-families. 32.7% of households were one person and 20.6% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.72.

The age distribution was 18.8% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 24.8% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 26.0% 65 or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females, there were 84.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.3 males.

The median household income was $36,750 and the median family income was $42,891. Males had a median income of $28,854 versus $21,964 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,115. About 8.3% of families and 12.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.4% of those under age 18 and 12.6% of those age 65 or over.

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Onley has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Onley town, Virginia". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 5, 2012.
  6. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1938). The Ocean Highway: New Brunswick, New Jersey to Jacksonville, Florida. Works Progress Administration. p. 73.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Onley town, Virginia". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 5, 2012.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. ^ Climate Summary for Onley, Virginia