Parksley, Virginia

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Parksley, Virginia
Town
Dunne Avenue and Bennett Street, the commercial center of Parksley
Dunne Avenue and Bennett Street, the commercial center of Parksley
Location in Accomack County and the state of Virginia.
Location in Accomack County and the state of Virginia.
Coordinates: 37°47′6″N 75°39′15″W / 37.78500°N 75.65417°W / 37.78500; -75.65417Coordinates: 37°47′6″N 75°39′15″W / 37.78500°N 75.65417°W / 37.78500; -75.65417
Country United States
State Virginia
County Accomack
Area
 • Total 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)
 • Land 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 39 ft (12 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 842
 • Density 1,400/sq mi (530/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 23421
Area code(s) 757
FIPS code 51-60680[1]
GNIS feature ID 1497072[2]

Parksley is a town in Accomack County, Virginia, United States. The population was 842 at the 2010 census.[3] It is home to the Eastern Shore Railway Museum.

According to the United States Census Bureau the town has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

The former Hopeton railroad station, now restored in Parksley as part of the Eastern Shore Railway Museum

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 837 people, 363 households, and 226 families residing in the town. The human population density was 1,368.5 people per square mile (529.8/km²). There were 405 housing units at an average density of 662.2 per square mile (256.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 82.20% White, 10.75% African American, 0.60% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 4.30% from other races, and 1.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.65% of the population.

There were 363 households out of which 27.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.9% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.5% were non-families. 32.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 21.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 86.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $35,313, and the median income for a family was $45,227. Males had a median income of $30,909 versus $21,538 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,855. About 4.8% of families and 6.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.6% of those under age 18 and 2.5% of those age 65 or over.

History[edit]

Parksley is a planned town, built when the railroad came to the Eastern Shore of Virginia. It was founded in 1885 and incorporated in 1904. The Parksley Spuds of the Eastern Shore Baseball League called the town home.

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