Virginia Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work

What is the population of Virginia?

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There are 8,509,607 residents in Virginia, with a median age of 43.8. Of this, 49.2% are males and 50.8% are females. US-born citizens make up 85.44% of the resident pool in Virginia, while non-US-born citizens account for 8.74%. Additionally, 5.82% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 7,170,903 people in Virginia currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 8,509,607 0.7%
Male Population 4,186,652 0.7%
Female Population 4,322,955 0.6%
Male population 49.2%
Female population 50.8%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 43.8 -0.5%
Citizen US Born 7,270,867 0.4%
Citizen not US Born 743,324 4.1%
Not Citizen 495,416 -1.1%
Citizen US Born 85.44%
Citizen not US Born 8.74%
Not Citizen 5.82%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 65,538 -7.2%
Moved from Same County 503,646 -4.8%
Moved from Same State 410,785 -0.1%
Moved from Different State 263,307 -0.3%
Same House as Last Year 7,170,903 1.3%
Moved from Abroad 0.78%
Moved from Same County 5.99%
Moved from Same State 4.88%
Moved from Different State 3.13%
Same House as Last Year 85.22%

What are the employment statistics in Virginia?

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White-collar workers make up 81.48% of the working population in Virginia, while blue-collar employees account for 18.52%. There are also 355,492 entrepreneurs in Virginia (8.5% of the workforce); 2,641,015 workers employed in private companies (63.18%); and 834,490 people working in governmental institutions (19.96%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 3,405,752 1.0%
Blue Collar 774,079 -1.2%
White Collar 81.48%
Blue Collar 18.52%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 355,492 1.0%
Private Companies 2,641,015 0.2%
Governmental Workers 834,490 0.6%
Not for Profit Companies 348,834 2.9%
Self Employees 8.5%
Private Companies 63.18%
Governmental Workers 19.96%
Not for Profit Companies 8.35%

How many households are there in Virginia?

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There are a total of 3,184,220 households in Virginia, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 66.05% of these Virginia households, while non-family units account for the remaining 33.95%. Additionally, 31.26% of households have children and 68.74% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 3,184,220 1.1%
Average People Per Household 2 -0.4%
Family Households 2,103,161 0.5%
Non-family Households 1,081,059 2.1%
Family Households 66.05%
Non-family Households 33.95%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 995,411 -0.2%
Households without Children 2,188,809 1.6%
Households with Children 31.26%
Households without Children 68.74%

What are the median and average incomes in Virginia?

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The average annual household income in Virginia is $86,955, while the median household income sits at $60,952 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $72,150, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $74,852. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $42,375 and $48,813, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $86,955 4.8%
Median Household Income $60,952 3.8%
People below Poverty Level 811,560 -4.5%
People above Poverty Level 7,351,055 1.3%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Virginia?

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There are 3,537,893 housing units in Virginia, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1980. Of the 3,184,220 occupied housing units in Virginia, 66.7% are owner-occupied, while 33.3% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 68.21% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $219,550. In general, housing costs reach $911 per month in Virginia.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 3,537,893 0.7%
Median Year Built 1980 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 257,372 -1.5%
Built between 1940 and 1949 152,816 -0.9%
Built between 1950 and 1959 304,425 -1.6%
Built between 1960 and 1969 371,647 0.2%
Built between 1970 and 1979 546,252 -0.7%
Built between 1980 and 1989 577,318 0.3%
Built between 1990 and 1999 560,306 1.2%
Built between 2000 and 2009 526,340 -1.3%
Built in 2010 or Later 241,417 17.4%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 3,184,220 1.1%
Owner Occupied 2,123,849 1.7%
Renter Occupied 1,060,371 -0.3%
Owner Occupied 66.7%
Renter Occupied 33.3%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 1,448,737 1.0%
Without Mortgage 675,112 3.2%
Median Value with Mortgage $219,550 4.0%
Median Value without Mortgage $198,200 4.9%
Median Housing Costs per Month $911 1.1%
With Mortgage 68.21%
Without Mortgage 31.79%

What is the level of education in Virginia?

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Approximately 30.38% of the population in Virginia holds a high school degree (that's 2,061,331 residents), while 23.15% have attained a college certificate (1,571,057 locals) and 20.73% have a bachelor's degree (1,406,758 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 235,556 -3.8%
Some High School 2,061,331 -0.5%
Some College 1,571,057 0.9%
Associate Degree 501,782 2.2%
Bachelor's Degree 1,406,758 2.7%
Graduate Degree 1,009,757 3.4%
No High School 3.47%
Some High School 30.38%
Some College 23.15%
Associate Degree 7.39%
Bachelor's Degree 20.73%
Graduate Degree 14.88%

What is the marital status of Virginia residents?

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A total of 2,254,014 people in Virginia have never been married (which represents 31.73% of the total population), while 3,606,764 of them are wedded (50.77%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 146,503 (2.06%) and 702,065 (9.88%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 2,254,014 1.4%
Married 3,606,764 0.3%
Separated 146,503 -6.6%
Widowed 394,392 1.8%
Divorced 702,065 0.5%
Never Married 31.73%
Married 50.77%
Separated 2.06%
Widowed 5.55%
Divorced 9.88%

What are the most common means of transportation in Virginia?

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The top three means of transportation people in Virginia use to get to work are: car, walking and bus or trolley bus. A total of 3,541,496 residents commute by car, 99,528 prefer going to work by walking and 77,406 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 3,541,496 -2.0%
Bus or TrolleyBus 77,406 -7.5%
Railroad 1,074 13.8%
Ferryboat 601 13.8%
Bicycle 15,719 -5.8%
Motorcycle 5,453 -8.0%
TaxiCab 10,154 1.3%
Walk 99,528 -2.5%

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2020 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

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