Virginia Beach is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Virginia Beach.
It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Virginia Beach (city) County at latitude 36.8529 and longitude -75.978. Virginia Beach (city) County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.
The formal boundaries for the City of Virginia Beach (see map) encompass a land area of 249.71 sq. miles and a water area of 247.63 sq. miles.Photos of the local Virginia Beach, VA area
|Population in Households||437,234|
|Population in Familes||356,168|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||9,981|
|Average Household Size||2.57|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||183,002 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||107,256 (58.6%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||62,869 (34.4%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||12,877 ( 7.0%)|
|Median Home Value||$276,174|
|Average Home Value||$333,851|
|Median Household Income||$62,998|
|Average Household Income||$81,713|
|Per Capita Income||$31,316|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||2.47%|
|Per Capita Income||2.88%|
The table below compares Virginia Beach to the other 591 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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||# 154||74th|
|Median Household Income||# 180||70th|
|Per Capita Income||# 165||72nd|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.