Virginia Beach city, VA

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2022 Population
457,900
0.0529% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
37.1
1.09% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
8.03%
2.79% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$87,544
7.01% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$343,700
16.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
224,334
0.712% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Virginia Beach city, VA had a population of 458k people with a median age of 37.1 and a median household income of $87,544. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Virginia Beach city, VA grew from 457,658 to 457,900, a 0.0529% increase and its median household income grew from $81,810 to $87,544, a 7.01% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Virginia Beach city, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (59.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (18.2%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (6.95%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.42%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (3.09%).

None of the households in Virginia Beach city, 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.

96.6% of the residents in Virginia Beach city, VA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Virginia Beach city, VA are ECPI University (248934) (4,022 degrees awarded in 2022), Regent University (2,445 degrees), and Bryant & Stratton College-Virginia Beach (393 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Virginia Beach city, VA was $343,700, and the homeownership rate was 64.6%.

Most people in Virginia Beach city, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Virginia Beach city, VA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Virginia Beach city, VA is home to a population of 458k people, from which 96.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 9.22% of Virginia Beach city, VA residents were born outside of the country (42.2k people).

In 2022, there were 3.29 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (275k people) in Virginia Beach city, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 83.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 31.8k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.6%
2022 Citizenship
96.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.6% of Virginia Beach city, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Virginia Beach city, VA was 96.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Virginia Beach city, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    275k ± 650
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    83.5k ± 1.22k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    31.8k ± 822
8.77%
Hispanic Population
40.1k people

In 2022, there were 3.29 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (275k people) in Virginia Beach city, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 83.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 31.8k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.77% of the people in Virginia Beach city, VA are hispanic (40.1k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Virginia Beach city, VA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    107,605 ± 8,003 people
  2. India
    98,735 ± 7,670 people
  3. Mexico
    59,855 ± 5,986 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 107,605 Virginia residents, followed by India with 98,735 and Mexico with 59,855.

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Foreign-Born Population

9.22%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
42.2k people
9.26%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
42.4k people

As of 2022, 9.22% of Virginia Beach city, VA residents (42.2k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Virginia Beach city, VA was 9.26%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    24,927 ± 1,421
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    12,396 ± 1,018
  3. Vietnam
    10,880 ± 637

Virginia Beach city, 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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Economy

The economy of Virginia Beach city, VA employs 224k people. The largest industries in Virginia Beach city, VA are Health Care & Social Assistance (30,456 people), Retail Trade (25,429 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (22,155 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($81,402), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($76,555), and Public Administration ($72,200).

Males in Virginia have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $69,674. The income inequality in Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.475, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

224k
2022 Value
± 3,951
−0.712%
1 Year decline
± 2.49%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Virginia Beach city, VA declined at a rate of −0.712%, from 226k employees to 224k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Virginia Beach city, VA, are Management Occupations (25,297 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (24,605 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (21,910 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Virginia Beach city, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

224k
2022 Value
± 3,951
−0.712%
1 Year decline
± 2.49%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Virginia Beach city, VA declined at a rate of −0.712%, from 226k employees to 224k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Virginia Beach city, VA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (30,456 people), Retail Trade (25,429 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (22,155 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Virginia Beach city, VA, though some of these residents may live in Virginia Beach city, 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

$55,956
Median earning men ± $1,188
$41,599
Median earning women ± $1,169

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($84,034), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($73,780), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($72,329).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($59,478), Wholesale Trade ($55,313), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($52,304).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.1M people employed in Virginia. This represents a 2.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 4,617
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 2,991
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 2,870
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Virginia Beach County, VA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 51.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (46.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.85%).

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.

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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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Education

In 2022, universities in Virginia Beach city, VA awarded 8,120 degrees. The student population of Virginia Beach city, VA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 9,955 male students and 16,584 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Virginia Beach city, VA are White (3,553 and 43.8%), followed by Black or African American (2,878 and 35.5%), Hispanic or Latino (676 and 8.34%), and Two or More Races (449 and 5.54%).

The largest universities in Virginia Beach city, VA by number of degrees awarded are ECPI University (248934) (4,022 and 49.5%), Regent University (2,445 and 30.1%), and Bryant & Stratton College-Virginia Beach (393 and 4.84%).

The most popular majors in Virginia Beach city, VA are Registered Nursing (1,072 and 13.2%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (772 and 9.51%), and Computer & Information Systems Security (461 and 5.68%).

The median tuition cost in Virginia Beach city, VA for private four year colleges is $18,080.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Virginia Beach city, VA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 57.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 25.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 26,539 (37.5% men and 62.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 26,539 students enrolled in Virginia Beach city, VA, 37.5% men and 62.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 10,420 records, of which 56.2% were women and 43.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 406 degrees awarded
  2. 220 degrees awarded
  3. 214 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Virginia Beach city, VA was Computer & Information Systems Security with 406 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 4,022 degrees awarded
  2. 2,445 degrees awarded
  3. 393 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was ECPI University (248934) with 4,022 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 2,824 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Virginia Beach city, VA, which is 0.533 times less than the 5,296 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 3,553 degrees mean that there were 1.23 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 2,878 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 ($18,080) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,060) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($1,840) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.884% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.904% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.71M), Bachelors Degree (1.47M), and Some college (1.4M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Virginia Beach city, VA was $343,700 in 2022, which is 1.22 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $295,900 to $343,700, a 16.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Virginia Beach city, VA is 64.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Virginia Beach city, VA have an average commute time of 23.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Virginia Beach city, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Virginia Beach city, VA is $87,544. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Virginia Beach city, VA was Census Tract 420 with a value of $239,821, followed by Census Tract 436 and Census Tract 430.02, with respective values of $202,955 and $174,191.

In 2022, 14.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Virginia Beach city, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.88%.

Property

$343,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,013
$115,493
Median Property Taxes
±$2,352

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 city, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

64.6%
Homeownership
2022
67.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 64.6% of the housing units in Virginia Beach city, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 65%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 420
  2. Census Tract 436
  3. Census Tract 430.02

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Virginia Beach city, VA was Census Tract 420 with a value of $239,821, followed by Census Tract 436 and Census Tract 430.02, with respective values of $202,955 and $174,191.

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

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Household Income

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$87,544
Median Household Income
± $1,964
179k
Number of Households
± 3,379

In 2022, the median household income of the 179k households in Virginia Beach city, VA grew to $87,544 from the previous year's value of $81,810.

The following chart displays the households in Virginia Beach city, 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 city, VA is from Virginia.
0.475
2022 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Virginia

In 2022, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.475 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.164% decline from 2021 to 2022, 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 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.7%)
  3. Carpooled (7.54%)

In 2022, 77.1% of workers in Virginia Beach city, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.7%) and those who carpooled to work (7.54%).

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Commute Time

23.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Virginia Beach city, VA have a shorter commute time (23.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.36% of the workforce in Virginia Beach city, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 14.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Virginia Beach city, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.88%.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.03% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Virginia Beach city, VA (36.1k out of 449k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Virginia Beach city, 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 12.4% of the children was living in poverty in Virginia Beach city, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.9%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 152 in Virginia Beach city, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 38.6 per 100,000 population.

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Health

93.1% of the population of Virginia Beach city, VA has health coverage, with 43.6% on employee plans, 8.74% on Medicaid, 9.24% on Medicare, 19.1% on non-group plans, and 12.5% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Virginia Beach city, VA see 1331 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.7% decrease from the previous year (1368 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1268 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 492 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.3% were men and 52.7% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,331 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 1,331 patients per year. This represents a 2.7% decrease from the previous year (1,368 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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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.3% under 18 years, 21.4% between 18 and 34 years, 38.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.3% were men and 52.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.87%
Uninsured
43.6%
Employer Coverage
8.74%
Medicaid
9.24%
Medicare
19.1%
Non-Group
12.5%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Virginia Beach city, VA declined by 3.5% from 7.12% to 6.87%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 45.8 in Virginia Beach city, VA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 30.7% in Virginia Beach city, VA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.15% in Virginia Beach city, VA.

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