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Cape Charles, Virginia

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Welcome to Cape Charles ...

The coastal town of Cape Charles is located in Northampton County.

The location of Cape Charles has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Cape Charles has a population of 1,003 people<2> (see below for details).

Cape Charles is near sea level<3>.

Time Zone: Cape Charles lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Cape Charles is located in the (757) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Cape Charles had a population of 1,009 people (which is 8.14% of the total population of Northampton County). This makes Cape Charles the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Cape Charles represents 0.01% of the total population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 141st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,009 people, the population of Cape Charles decreased 11.02% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,134 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Cape Charles had an population of 1,003 people. This is a decrease of 0.59% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.55% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Cape Charles.

Communities Also Named Cape Charles ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Cape Charles - it's located in Newfoundland and Labrador.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Cape Charles.

Websites for Cape Charles ...

Official Website:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Cape Charles. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Cape Charles. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Cape Charles. Our list includes 5 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Cape Charles:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cape Charles ...

Looking for more information about Cape Charles? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Cape Charles, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Cape Charles.

Communities near Cape Charles ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Nassawadox   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the Northeast (NE) of Cape Charles

Eastville   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the Northeast (NE) of Cape Charles

Pat Town   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the Northeast (NE) of Cape Charles

Onemo   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the Northwest (NW) of Cape Charles

Located in Mathews County

Jamesville   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the North (N) of Cape Charles

Beaverlett   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the Northwest (NW) of Cape Charles

Located in Mathews County

Pleasant Cove Village   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the North (N) of Cape Charles

Poquoson   [Map]

Lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<4> to the Southwest (SW) of Cape Charles

Located in Poquoson City

Exmore   [Map]

Lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<4> to the Northeast (NE) of Cape Charles

Belle Haven   [Map]

Lies 23 miles [37 km]<4> to the Northeast (NE) of Cape Charles

Located in Accomack County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Cape Charles.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Northampton County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Cape Charles:

The official website for Northampton County:

The official website for State of Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Cape Charles.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cape Charles - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cape Charles) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Cape Charles. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cape Charles

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cape Charles. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.2558, Longitude: -76.0085     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cape Charles have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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