Virginia Beach (city) County VA Information


Virginia Beach (city) County Subdivisions

Virginia Beach (city) County VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 453,947
Population in Households 444,542
Population in Familes 362,248
Population in Group Qrtrs 9,405
Population Density1 1,823
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 171,672
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 117,666
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 185,723 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 108,773 (58.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 62,899 (33.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 14,051 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $278,523
Average Home Value $348,834


Median Household Income $66,215
Average Household Income $84,691
Per Capita Income $32,522
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.57% 0.65%
Households 0.63% 0.69%
Families 0.51% 0.61%
Median Household Income   2.02%
Per Capita Income   1.42%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Virginia Beach (city) County VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Virginia Beach (city) County to the other 134 counties / independent cities and county equivalents in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 2 99th
Population Density1 # 21 84th
Diversity Index2 # 23 84th
Median Household Income # 26 81st
Per Capita Income # 24 83rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.