Saxis, Virginia

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Saxis, Virginia
Location in Accomack County and the state of Virginia.
Location in Accomack County and the state of Virginia.
Coordinates: 37°55′33″N 75°43′23″W / 37.92583°N 75.72306°W / 37.92583; -75.72306Coordinates: 37°55′33″N 75°43′23″W / 37.92583°N 75.72306°W / 37.92583; -75.72306
Country United States
State Virginia
County Accomack
 • Total 0.4 sq mi (1.1 km2)
 • Land 0.4 sq mi (1.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 3 ft (1 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 241
 • Density 570/sq mi (220/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 23427
Area code(s) 757
FIPS code 51-70576[1]
GNIS feature ID 1500033[2]

Saxis is a town in Accomack County, Virginia, United States. The population was 241 at the 2010 census.[3]


Saxis is located at 37°55′33″N 75°43′23″W / 37.92583°N 75.72306°W / 37.92583; -75.72306 (37.925825, -75.723184).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.42 square miles (1.1 km2), of which 0.42 square miles (1.1 km2) is land and 0.004 square miles (0.01 km2), or 1.30%, is water.[5]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 337 people, 148 households, and 100 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,020.8 people per square mile (394.3/km²). There were 193 housing units at an average density of 584.6 per square mile (225.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.63% White, 0.89% African American, 1.19% from other races, and 0.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.89% of the population.

There were 148 households out of which 19.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.7% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.8% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.71.

In the town the population was spread out with 16.6% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 27.3% from 45 to 64, and 26.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 92.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $18,125, and the median income for a family was $23,333. Males had a median income of $26,750 versus $19,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,404. About 17.9% of families and 19.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.1% of those under age 18 and 31.9% of those age 65 or over.