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 8,582,479 residents in Virginia, with a median age of 38.5. Of this, 49.46% are males and 50.54% are females. US-born citizens make up 85.46% of the resident pool in Virginia, while non-US-born citizens account for 8.85%. Additionally, 5.69% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 7,269,008 people in Virginia currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 8,582,479 0.9%
Male Population 4,245,281 1.4%
Female Population 4,337,198 0.3%
Male population 49.46%
Female population 50.54%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 38.5 0.3%
Citizen US Born 7,334,624 0.9%
Citizen not US Born 759,532 2.2%
Not Citizen 488,323 -1.4%
Citizen US Born 85.46%
Citizen not US Born 8.85%
Not Citizen 5.69%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 59,161 -9.7%
Moved from Same County 482,986 -4.1%
Moved from Same State 411,723 0.2%
Moved from Different State 267,305 1.5%
Same House as Last Year 7,269,008 1.4%
Moved from Abroad 0.7%
Moved from Same County 5.69%
Moved from Same State 4.85%
Moved from Different State 3.15%
Same House as Last Year 85.62%

What are the employment statistics in Virginia?

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White-collar workers make up 81.62% of the working population in Virginia, while blue-collar employees account for 18.38%. There are also 361,102 entrepreneurs in Virginia (8.56% of the workforce); 2,653,373 workers employed in private companies (62.88%); and 852,594 people working in governmental institutions (20.2%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 3,444,149 1.1%
Blue Collar 775,632 0.2%
White Collar 81.62%
Blue Collar 18.38%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 361,102 1.6%
Private Companies 2,653,373 0.5%
Governmental Workers 852,594 2.2%
Not for Profit Companies 352,712 1.1%
Self Employees 8.56%
Private Companies 62.88%
Governmental Workers 20.2%
Not for Profit Companies 8.36%

How many households are there in Virginia?

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There are a total of 3,248,528 households in Virginia, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 65.71% of these Virginia households, while non-family units account for the remaining 34.29%. Additionally, 31.06% of households have children and 68.94% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 3,248,528 2.0%
Average People Per Household 3 -1.1%
Family Households 2,134,654 1.5%
Non-family Households 1,113,874 3.0%
Family Households 65.71%
Non-family Households 34.29%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 1,009,004 1.4%
Households without Children 2,239,524 2.3%
Households with Children 31.06%
Households without Children 68.94%

What are the median and average incomes in Virginia?

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The average annual household income in Virginia is $111,013, while the median household income sits at $80,615 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $86,973, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $99,057. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $40,953 and $57,591, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $111,013 4.7%
Median Household Income $80,615 5.5%
People below Poverty Level 814,024 0.3%
People above Poverty Level 7,432,945 1.1%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Virginia?

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There are 3,596,100 housing units in Virginia, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1983. Of the 3,248,528 occupied housing units in Virginia, 66.64% are owner-occupied, while 33.36% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 68.26% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $321,200. In general, housing costs reach $1,370 per month in Virginia.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 3,596,100 1.6%
Median Year Built 1983 0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 258,472 0.4%
Built between 1940 and 1949 155,016 1.4%
Built between 1950 and 1959 303,443 -0.3%
Built between 1960 and 1969 375,125 0.9%
Built between 1970 and 1979 545,053 -0.2%
Built between 1980 and 1989 581,755 0.8%
Built between 1990 and 1999 555,497 -0.9%
Built between 2000 and 2009 530,432 0.8%
Built between 2010 and 2019 285,998 N/A
Built in 2020 or Later 5,309 N/A
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 3,248,528 2.0%
Owner Occupied 2,164,967 1.9%
Renter Occupied 1,083,561 2.2%
Owner Occupied 66.64%
Renter Occupied 33.36%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 1,477,713 2.0%
Without Mortgage 687,254 1.8%
Median Value with Mortgage $321,200 5.3%
Median Value without Mortgage $243,700 4.9%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,370 4.7%
With Mortgage 68.26%
Without Mortgage 31.74%

What is the level of education in Virginia?

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Approximately 30.85% of the population in Virginia holds a high school degree (that's 2,063,747 residents), while 21.03% have attained a college certificate (1,568,038 locals) and 21.56% have a bachelor's degree (1,442,461 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 225,862 -4.1%
Some High School 2,063,747 0.1%
Some College 1,568,038 -0.2%
Associate Degree 507,816 1.2%
Bachelor's Degree 1,442,461 2.5%
Graduate Degree 1,043,134 3.3%
No High School 3.38%
Some High School 30.85%
Some College 21.03%
Associate Degree 7.59%
Bachelor's Degree 21.56%
Graduate Degree 15.59%

What is the marital status of Virginia residents?

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A total of 2,286,506 people in Virginia have never been married (which represents 32.59% of the total population), while 3,632,291 of them are wedded (51.78%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 143,429 (2.04%) and 709,741 (10.12%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 2,286,506 1.4%
Married 3,632,291 0.7%
Separated 143,429 -2.1%
Widowed 386,627 -2.0%
Divorced 709,741 1.1%
Never Married 32.59%
Married 51.78%
Separated 2.04%
Widowed 5.51%
Divorced 10.12%

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 3,466,316 residents commute by car, 95,270 prefer going to work by walking and 68,936 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 3,466,316 -2.1%
Bus or TrolleyBus 68,936 -10.9%
Subway or Elevated 14,192 N/A
Railroad 1,173 9.2%
Ferryboat 748 24.5%
Bicycle 14,445 -8.1%
Motorcycle 5,301 -2.8%
TaxiCab 10,293 1.4%
Walk 95,270 -4.3%

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2021 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.