Virginia Beach, VA

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2020 Population
450,882
0.151% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
36.4
0.552% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
7.2%
1.7% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$78,136
1.99% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$287,400
2.35% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
223,239
0.559% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Virginia Beach, VA had a population of 451k people with a median age of 36.4 and a median household income of $78,136. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Virginia Beach, VA grew from 450,201 to 450,882, a 0.151% increase and its median household income grew from $76,610 to $78,136, a 1.99% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Virginia Beach, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (62%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (18.5%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (6.52%), White (Hispanic) (4.62%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.5%).

None of the households in Virginia Beach, VA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.4% of the residents in Virginia Beach, VA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Virginia Beach, VA are ECPI University (248934) (4,076 degrees awarded in 2020), Regent University (2,301 degrees), and Bryant & Stratton College-Virginia Beach (464 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Virginia Beach, VA was $287,400, and the homeownership rate was 64.7%.

Most people in Virginia Beach, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Virginia Beach, VA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Virginia Beach, VA is home to a population of 451k people, from which 96.4% are citizens. As of 2020, 9.67% of Virginia Beach, VA residents were born outside of the country (43.6k people).

In 2018, there were 3.36 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (279k people) in Virginia Beach, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 83.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 29.3k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.4%
2020 Citizenship
96.4%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 96.4% of Virginia Beach, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Virginia Beach, VA was 96.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Virginia Beach, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    279k ± 172
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    83.2k ± 1.12k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    29.3k ± 669
8.01%
Hispanic Population
36k people

In 2018, there were 3.36 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (279k people) in Virginia Beach, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 83.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 29.3k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.01% of the people in Virginia Beach, VA are hispanic (36k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    109,267 ± 8,063 people
  2. India
    94,596 ± 7,509 people
  3. Mexico
    56,409 ± 5,812 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 109,267 Virginia residents, followed by India with 94,596 and Mexico with 56,409.

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Foreign-Born Population

9.67%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
43.6k people
9.42%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
42.4k people

As of 2020, 9.67% of Virginia Beach, VA residents (43.6k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Virginia Beach, VA was 9.42%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    25,601 ± 1,495
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    12,746 ± 883
  3. Vietnam
    11,418 ± 660

Virginia Beach, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 2.01 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Virginia Beach, VA employs 223k people. The largest industries in Virginia Beach, VA are Health Care & Social Assistance (30,540 people), Retail Trade (26,295 people), and Educational Services (21,675 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($71,450), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($66,716), and Utilities ($62,822).

Males in Virginia have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $60,365. The income inequality in Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

223k
2020 Value
± 3,934
0.559%
1 Year growth
± 2.31%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Virginia Beach, VA grew at a rate of 0.559%, from 222k employees to 223k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Virginia Beach, VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (26,746 people), Sales & Related Occupations (24,619 people), and Management Occupations (23,902 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Virginia Beach, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

223k
2020 Value
± 3,934
0.559%
1 Year growth
± 2.31%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Virginia Beach, VA grew at a rate of 0.559%, from 222k employees to 223k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Virginia Beach, VA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (30,540 people), Retail Trade (26,295 people), and Educational Services (21,675 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Virginia Beach, VA, though some of these residents may live in Virginia Beach, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$48,307
Median earning men ± $1,476
$35,938
Median earning women ± $1,185

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($66,526), Public Administration ($65,273), and Information ($64,421).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($51,765), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($45,239), and Wholesale Trade ($44,159).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Virginia. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Virginia.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $37.3B
  2. $28.7B
  3. $25.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Virginia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $37.3B, followed by Electronics ($28.7B) and Machinery ($25.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Virginia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$325B
2020 Value in Virginia
$612B
Projected 2050 Value in Virginia
88.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Virginia trade was $325B. This is expected to increase 88.1% to $612B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Virginia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $25B
  2. $18.9B
  3. $13.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was North Carolina with $25B, followed by Maryland with $18.9B and Pennsylvania and $13.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Virginia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing the state of Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Virginia

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Mark Warner
Senator from Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Tim Kaine
Senator from Virginia1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Virginia over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Virginia

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Virginia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Virginia Beach, VA awarded 7,979 degrees. The student population of Virginia Beach, VA in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 10,934 male students and 18,609 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Virginia Beach, VA are White (3,672 and 46.1%), followed by Black or African American (2,798 and 35.1%), Hispanic or Latino (709 and 8.9%), and Asian (308 and 3.87%).

The largest universities in Virginia Beach, VA by number of degrees awarded are ECPI University (248934) (4,076 and 51.1%), Regent University (2,301 and 28.8%), and Bryant & Stratton College-Virginia Beach (464 and 5.82%).

The most popular majors in Virginia Beach, VA are Registered Nursing (902 and 11.3%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (836 and 10.5%), and Medical Assistant (520 and 6.52%).

The median tuition cost in Virginia Beach, VA for private four year colleges is $26,615.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
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In 2020 in Virginia Beach, VA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 68.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 27.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 29,543 (37% men and 63% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 29,543 students enrolled in Virginia Beach, VA, 37% men and 63% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 12,354 records, of which 57.2% were women and 42.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 700 degree-majors awarded
  2. 519 degree-majors awarded
  3. 376 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Virginia Beach, VA was Registered Nursing with 700 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Virginia Beach, VA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 4,076 degrees awarded
  2. 2,301 degrees awarded
  3. 464 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was ECPI University (248934) with 4,076 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 2,833 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Virginia Beach, VA, which is 0.551 times less than the 5,146 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 3,672 degrees mean that there were 1.31 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 2,798 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($26,615) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 2-year ($2,500) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.823% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.842% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.66M), Some college (1.42M), and Bachelors Degree (1.41M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Virginia Beach, VA was $287,400 in 2020, which is 1.25 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $280,800 to $287,400, a 2.35% increase. The homeownership rate in Virginia Beach, VA is 64.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Virginia Beach, VA have an average commute time of 23.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Virginia Beach, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Virginia Beach, VA is $78,136. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Virginia Beach, VA was Census Tract 436 with a value of $177,727, followed by Census Tract 420 and Census Tract 460.16, with respective values of $164,535 and $147,961.

Property

$287,400
Median Property Value 2020
±$2,928
$111,517
Median Property Taxes
±$2,386

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Virginia Beach, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Virginia Beach, VA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

64.7%
Homeownership
2020
68.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 64.7% of the housing units in Virginia Beach, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 436
  2. Census Tract 420
  3. Census Tract 460.16

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Virginia Beach, VA was Census Tract 436 with a value of $177,727, followed by Census Tract 420 and Census Tract 460.16, with respective values of $164,535 and $147,961.

The following map shows all of the places in Virginia Beach, VA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$78,136
Median Household Income
± $1,419
172k
Number of Households
± 3,413

In 2020, the median household income of the 172k households in Virginia Beach, VA grew to $78,136 from the previous year's value of $76,610.

The following chart displays the households in Virginia Beach, VA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Virginia Beach, VA is from Virginia.
0.478
2020 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.479
2019 Wage GINI in Virginia

In 2020, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.181% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (80.3%)
  2. Carpooled (8.34%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.07%)

In 2020, 80.3% of workers in Virginia Beach, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.34%) and those who worked at home (6.07%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

23.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Virginia Beach, VA have a shorter commute time (23.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.37% of the workforce in Virginia Beach, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Virginia Beach, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Virginia Beach, VA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Virginia Beach, VA (31.7k out of 441k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Virginia Beach, VA is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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92.6% of the population of Virginia Beach, VA has health coverage, with 43.4% on employee plans, 7.43% on Medicaid, 8.56% on Medicare, 19.3% on non-group plans, and 13.9% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Virginia was $7,556 in 2014. This is a 3.42% increase from the previous year ($7,306).

Primary care physicians in Virginia Beach city, VA see 1368 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.41% increase from the previous year (1349 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1293 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 541 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Virginia, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,368 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Virginia Beach city, VA

Primary care physicians in Virginia Beach city, VA see an average of 1,368 patients per year. This represents a 1.41% increase from the previous year (1,349 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Virginia Beach city, VA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Virginia across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.4% under 18 years, 22.3% between 18 and 34 years, 38.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47% were men and 53% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

7.39%
Uninsured
43.4%
Employer Coverage
7.43%
Medicaid
8.56%
Medicare
19.3%
Non-Group
13.9%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Virginia Beach, VA declined by 2.81% from 7.61% to 7.39%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Virginia Beach, VA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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