The City of Virginia Beach is the largest city in Virginia with a population of 453,947 as of July 1, 2016. Virginia Beach ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Virginia Beach is located at latitude 36.7794 and longitude -76.0236 in Virginia Beach (city) County. The formal boundaries for the City of Virginia Beach (see map below) encompass a land area of 249.71 sq. miles and a water area of 247.63 sq. miles. Virginia Beach (city) County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.
The City of Virginia Beach (GNIS ID: 1498559) has a C7 Census Class Code which indicates an incorporated place that is independent of any county. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Virginia Beach population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.
|Population in Households||444,542|
|Population in Familes||362,248|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||9,405|
|Average Household Size||2.59|
|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)|
|Median Household Income||2.02%|
|Per Capita Income||1.42%|
The table below compares Virginia Beach to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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.
|Total Population||# 1||100th|
|Population Density1||# 144||76th|
|Diversity Index2||# 138||77th|
|Median Household Income||# 179||70th|
|Per Capita Income||# 164||73rd|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.