Demographics

Population

Virginia Beach is home to nearly 450,000 people, and it is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia as well as the 43rd largest city in the United States. The City's population is estimated to be 49 percent male and 51 percent female.

VIRGINIA BEACHMSA
Population449,9741,765,031
Households175,029675,311
Median age36.636.8

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2019 ACS

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 nearly 1.8​ million people and a workforce of about 803​​,000.

Virginia Beach Demographics

RACEPERCENTAGE
​White65.6%
African-American18.9%
Asian/Pacific Islander7.3%
Two or more races5.9%
Other2.0%
American Indian or Alaska Native0.3%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2019 ACS

ETHNICITYPERCENTAGE
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)8.2%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2019

Age Breakdown

AGENUMBERPERCENT​
9 and under56,37312.5%
10 to 1954,14112.0%
20 to 34101,71222.6%
35 to 4461,20913.8%
45 to 5453,56311.9%
55 to 6456,35712.5%
65 to 7439,1978.7%
75 to 8420,2444.5%
85+6,8181.5%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2019 ACS; Age of Regional Workforce​

Household Income Distribution

The City’s median household income of $79,054 is 20.3% higher than the national median ($​​65,712), and the average household income exceeds the national average by $6,557. (Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2019 ACS 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 BEACHMSAUNITED STATES
Median household income$79,054$69,329$65,712
Average household income$98,881$88,024$92,324
Under $24,9999.4%15.7%18.1%
$25,000 - $49,99918.5%19.8%20.3%
$50,000 - $74,99919.1%18.5%17.4%
$75,000 - $99,99916.6%15.2%12.8%
$100,000+36.4%30.8%31.4%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2019 ACS

Housing

HOUSING UNITS​VIRGINIA BEACH
Total Households175,029
Owner Occupied62.4%
Renter Occupied37.6%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2019 ACS

Educational Achievement

VIRGINIA BEACHMSAUNITED STATES

Less than 9th grade

1.7%2.2%4.8%

Some high school

4.2%6.1%6.6%
High school/GED graduate

18.7%

24.6%26.9%
Some college

25.0%

23.6%20.0%
Associates degree

12.2%

10.6%8.6%
Bachelor's degree

22.9%

19.6%20.3%
Graduate degree

15.3%

13.3%12.8%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2019 ACS


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