​​​​​Demographics

Virginia Beach is dynamic community strengthened by a diverse mix of industry, attractions, and people. 

Population

Virginia Beach is home to more than 460,000 people, and it is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia as well as the 43​th largest city in the United States. The City's population is estimated to be 49 percent male and 51 percent female. 

 Virginia Beach
MSA
Population
457,8321,771,432
Households
172,306663,462
Median age36.937.1
Source: ESRI Community Analyst Online, 2019 ​Data

 

The Virginia Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), also known as Hampton Roads, is the 37th largest metropolitan area in the United States. It encompasses six counties and nine cities in Virginia and one county in North Carolina with a combined population of 1.8​ million people and a workforce of about 885​​,000.

Virginia Beach Demographics

Race and EthnicityPercentage
​White64.9%
African-American19.6%
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)8.8%
Asian/Pacific Islander7.7%
Two or more races5.0%
Other2.5%
American Indian or Alaska Native0.4%
Source: ESRI Community Analyst Online, 2019 Data

Age Breakdown

Age Number Percent​
9 and under55,29212.1%
10 to 1955,50212.1%
20 to 34105,35523.0%
35 to 4461,69313.5%
45 to 5457,32312.5%
55 to 6457,29412.5%
65 to 7438,7468.5%
75 to 8418,9194.1%
85+7,6981.7%
Source: ESRI Community Analyst Online, 2019​ Data; Age of Regional Workforce​

Household Income Distribution

The City’s median household income of $75,623 is 24.9% higher than the national median ($​​60,548), and the average household income exceeds the national average by $10,379. (Source: ESRI Community Analyst Online, 2019 Data​)

According to a study conducted by Old Dominion University, Virginia Beach is home to more than 32 percent of all high-income households (income over $200,000) in the region. 

 Virginia BeachMSA
United States
Median household income$75,623$65,648$60,548
Average household income$97,777$86,425$87,398
Under $24,99911.3%17.2%19.7%
$25,000 - $49,99917.9%19.4%21.3%
$50,000 - $74,99920.3%19.0%17.5%
$75,000 - $99,99915.8%14.7%12.6%
$100,000+34.7%29.9%28.9%

Source: ESRI Community Analyst Online, 2019 Data

Housing

Housing Units​Virginia Beach
Owner Occupied62.4%
Renter Occupied32.6%
Available/Vacant5.0%
Source: ESRI Community Analyst Online, Market Profile, 2019 Data

Educational Achievement

                                         Virginia Beach
      MSA 
United States

Less than 9th grade  

1.8%2.5%4.9%

Some high school

4.1%5.8%6.7%
High school/GED graduate      

21.4%

24.8% 27.0%
Some college

24.6% 

24.0%20.2%
Associates degree

11.2%

10.2%8.6%
Bachelor's degree

23.7%

20.0%20.0%
Graduate degree

13.1%

12.8%12.5%
Source: ESRI Community Analyst Online, Market Profile,​ 2019 Data