There were 656 households out of which 23.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.3% were married couples living together, 16.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.1% were non-families. 38.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.82.
In the town the population was spread out with 21.2% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 21.6% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 26.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 80.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 73.1 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $28,214, and the median income for a family was $37,039. Males had a median income of $25,956 versus $19,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,393. About 8.4% of families and 15.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.4% of those under age 18 and 15.6% of those age 65 or over.
IN ONANCOCK, THE PAST COLLIDES WITH REALITIES OF TODAY THE STATE PLANS TO CORRECT MARKET STREET, BUT SOME TOWNSPEOPLE WANT TO BE LEFT ALONE.(FRONT)
May 02, 1997; Byline: KAREN JOLLY DAVIS, STAFF WRITER Onancock -- The road running into town narrows just as the neighborhood gets...