Virginia Beach, VA Profile: Facts & Data

Advertisement

Virginia Beach Local Links & Resources:
Resources | ALL Virginia Beach Content
Planning to visit Virginia Beach? See Local Hotels

Also See: Virginia Beach, VA ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps | Local Area Photos

Virginia Beach, Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Virginia Beach is the largest city in Virginia with a population of 457,832 as of July 1, 2019. 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 36.8529 and longitude -75.978 in Virginia Beach (city) County. The formal boundaries for the City of Virginia Beach 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.


Jump to... (On This Page!)
  1. Virginia Beach 2019 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for Virginia Beach (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
  2. Virginia Research Tools (Easy Tools & Current Data)
  3. Virginia Data Comparison Tool - 2019 Demographics

Virginia Beach, VA - Most Popular Things to Do

Also See: Nearby Photos | Nearby Hotels | Driving Directions

Use HTL Address Research for a Virginia Address and get...

Boundary Maps, Demographic Data, School Zones Review maps and data for the neighborhood, city, county, ZIP Code, and school zone. July 1, 2019, data includes home values, household income, percentage of homes owned, rented or vacant, etc.


Advertisement

Virginia Beach, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Virginia Beach, VA Housing Affordability Index is 126
State of Virginia Housing Affordability Index is 126
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Virginia Beach, VA Wealth Index is 116
State of Virginia Wealth Index is 124
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

These new demographic attributes are availiable for Neighborhoods, Cities, Counties / Independent Cities, and ZIP Codes.

More Tools and Resources:

  1. For information about schools and school attendance zones, use the HTL Address Tool
  2. Our new HTL Neighborhood Explorer provides lots of detail about any neighborhood.
  3. The new 2-Minute Introduction and Concise Guide to Big Data which will help you make the most effective use of HomeTownLocator Tools.
  4. See the References & Data Sources page for more information about methodology and sources of data.
  5. See the Virginia COVID-19 Data and US COVID-19 Data for more information on the spread of the novel coronavirus.

POPULATION

Total Population 457,832
Population in Households 448,200
Population in Families 364,638
Population in Group Qrtrs 9,632
Population Density 1,871
Diversity Index1 61
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $75,623
Average Household Income $97,777
Per Capita Income $37,045
Wealth Index3 116

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 186,218 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 109,372 (58.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 62,934 (33.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 13,912 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $294,631
Housing Affordability Index2 126
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 172,306
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 117,944
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.48% 0.46%
Households 0.46% 0.46%
Families 0.37% 0.39%
Median Household Income   1.63%
Per Capita Income   2.23%

Virginia Beach, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Virginia Beach to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 1 100th
Population Density # 145 76th
Diversity Index # 138 77th
Median Household Income # 176 70th
Per Capita Income # 168 72nd

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

Quick & Easy Ways to...

  1. Get Current Demographic Data for Cities, Towns, and ZIP Codes
  2. View Boundary Maps, for Cities, Towns, and ZIP Codes
  3. Locate Physical, Cultural, and Historical Features

Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool

Compare Virginia July 1, 2019 Data
Data:
Locations:
Highest or Lowest:
Results:
Advertisement