Gloucester Point, Virginia

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Gloucester Point, Virginia
Virginia Institute of Marine Science campus
Location of Gloucester Point, Virginia
Location of Gloucester Point, Virginia
Coordinates: 37°16′12″N 76°29′55″W / 37.27000°N 76.49861°W / 37.27000; -76.49861Coordinates: 37°16′12″N 76°29′55″W / 37.27000°N 76.49861°W / 37.27000; -76.49861
CountryUnited States
 • Total16.4 sq mi (42.4 km2)
 • Land9.4 sq mi (24.3 km2)
 • Water7.0 sq mi (18.1 km2)
33 ft (10 m)
 • Total9,402
 • Density1,000/sq mi (386.2/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)804
FIPS code51-31616[1]
GNIS feature ID1493008[2]

Gloucester Point is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gloucester County, Virginia, United States. The population was 9,402 at the 2010 census.[3] It is home to the College of William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science, a graduate school for the study of oceanography.


Gloucester Point is located in southern Gloucester County at 37°16′12″N 76°29′55″W / 37.27000°N 76.49861°W / 37.27000; -76.49861 (37.269907, −76.498604),[4] on the north side of the York River in southeastern Virginia. To the south across the river on U.S. Route 17 and the George P. Coleman Memorial Bridge is Yorktown, site of the conclusion of the American Revolutionary War. From Gloucester Point, US 17 leads south through Yorktown 18 miles (29 km) to the center of Newport News and north 12 miles (19 km) to Gloucester Courthouse, the Gloucester County seat.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Gloucester Point CDP has a total area of 16.4 square miles (42.4 km2), of which 9.4 square miles (24.3 km2) are land and 7.0 square miles (18.1 km2), or 42.58%, are water,[3] consisting of the tidal York River and its inlets, including Sarah Creek and part of Timberneck Creek.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 9,429 people, 3,787 households, and 2,715 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,125.2 people per square mile (434.4/km2). There were 4,071 housing units at an average density of 485.8/sq mi (187.6/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 87.18% White, 9.16% African American, 0.47% Native American, 1.27% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.60% from other races, and 1.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.73% of the population.

There were 3,787 households, out of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.7% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.3% were non-families. 22.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 24.4% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.2 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $45,536, and the median income for a family was $52,888. Males had a median income of $35,855 versus $26,306 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $20,536. About 8.6% of families and 8.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.5% of those under age 18 and 9.2% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Gloucester Point CDP, Virginia". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 29, 2017.[dead link]
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.