Virginia Beach Demographics

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

What is the population of Virginia Beach?

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There are 450,882 residents in Virginia Beach, with a median age of 36.4. Of this, 49.13% are males and 50.87% are females. US-born citizens make up 87.53% of the resident pool in Virginia Beach, while non-US-born citizens account for 8.91%. Additionally, 3.56% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 369,897 people in Virginia Beach currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 450,882 0.2%
Male Population 221,526 0.1%
Female Population 229,356 0.2%
Male population 49.13%
Female population 50.87%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 36.4 0.6%
Citizen US Born 394,661 -0.3%
Citizen not US Born 40,163 4.4%
Not Citizen 16,058 -0.3%
Citizen US Born 87.53%
Citizen not US Born 8.91%
Not Citizen 3.56%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 3,651 -13.4%
Moved from Same County 36,388 -10.2%
Moved from Same State 15,496 1.6%
Moved from Different State 20,093 6.8%
Same House as Last Year 369,897 1.2%
Moved from Abroad 0.82%
Moved from Same County 8.17%
Moved from Same State 3.48%
Moved from Different State 4.51%
Same House as Last Year 83.02%

What are the employment statistics in Virginia Beach?

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White-collar workers make up 82.46% of the working population in Virginia Beach, while blue-collar employees account for 17.54%. There are also 19,919 entrepreneurs in Virginia Beach (8.92% of the workforce); 140,690 workers employed in private companies (63.02%); and 46,127 people working in governmental institutions (20.66%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 184,073 1.4%
Blue Collar 39,166 -3.2%
White Collar 82.46%
Blue Collar 17.54%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 19,919 9.4%
Private Companies 140,690 0.1%
Governmental Workers 46,127 -1.6%
Not for Profit Companies 16,503 0.5%
Self Employees 8.92%
Private Companies 63.02%
Governmental Workers 20.66%
Not for Profit Companies 7.39%

How many households are there in Virginia Beach?

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There are a total of 172,452 households in Virginia Beach, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 68.79% of these Virginia Beach households, while non-family units account for the remaining 31.21%. Additionally, 33.7% of households have children and 66.3% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 172,452 1.0%
Average People Per Household 3 -0.8%
Family Households 118,630 1.6%
Non-family Households 53,822 -0.3%
Family Households 68.79%
Non-family Households 31.21%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 58,114 0.8%
Households without Children 114,338 1.1%
Households with Children 33.7%
Households without Children 66.3%

What are the median and average incomes in Virginia Beach?

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The average annual household income in Virginia Beach is $101,686, while the median household income sits at $78,136 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $77,886, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $94,216. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $47,913 and $66,299, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $101,686 4.9%
Median Household Income $78,136 2.0%
People below Poverty Level 31,153 -0.9%
People above Poverty Level 404,358 0.5%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Virginia Beach?

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There are 185,735 housing units in Virginia Beach, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1983. Of the 172,452 occupied housing units in Virginia Beach, 64.67% are owner-occupied, while 35.33% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 75.83% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $285,300. In general, housing costs reach $1,477 per month in Virginia Beach.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 185,735 0.5%
Median Year Built 1983 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 2,216 11.2%
Built between 1940 and 1949 2,177 -7.9%
Built between 1950 and 1959 11,391 0.7%
Built between 1960 and 1969 23,134 -2.4%
Built between 1970 and 1979 39,751 0.6%
Built between 1980 and 1989 51,026 -1.1%
Built between 1990 and 1999 25,473 0.8%
Built between 2000 and 2009 20,563 2.6%
Built in 2010 or Later 10,004 11.5%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 172,452 1.0%
Owner Occupied 111,517 2.5%
Renter Occupied 60,935 -1.7%
Owner Occupied 64.67%
Renter Occupied 35.33%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 84,566 2.4%
Without Mortgage 26,951 2.7%
Median Value with Mortgage $285,300 2.3%
Median Value without Mortgage $294,500 2.4%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,477 1.0%
With Mortgage 75.83%
Without Mortgage 24.17%

What is the level of education in Virginia Beach?

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Approximately 27.26% of the population in Virginia Beach holds a high school degree (that's 95,664 residents), while 26.41% have attained a college certificate (111,255 locals) and 21.88% have a bachelor's degree (76,807 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 5,513 -13.0%
Some High School 95,664 0.0%
Some College 111,255 -0.8%
Associate Degree 37,155 2.6%
Bachelor's Degree 76,807 4.5%
Graduate Degree 43,149 4.0%
No High School 1.57%
Some High School 27.26%
Some College 26.41%
Associate Degree 10.59%
Bachelor's Degree 21.88%
Graduate Degree 12.29%

What is the marital status of Virginia Beach residents?

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A total of 111,893 people in Virginia Beach have never been married (which represents 30.46% of the total population), while 197,800 of them are wedded (53.85%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 8,003 (2.18%) and 39,192 (10.67%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 111,893 0.3%
Married 197,800 1.0%
Separated 8,003 -8.2%
Widowed 18,421 0.8%
Divorced 39,192 -3.8%
Never Married 30.46%
Married 53.85%
Separated 2.18%
Widowed 5.02%
Divorced 10.67%

What are the most common means of transportation in Virginia Beach?

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The top three means of transportation people in Virginia Beach use to get to work are: car, walking and bus or trolley bus. A total of 213,624 residents commute by car, 5,835 prefer going to work by walking and 1,707 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 213,624 -2.1%
Bus or TrolleyBus 1,707 -3.8%
Subway or Elevated 152 N/A
Railroad 34 -26.1%
Ferryboat 8 -69.2%
Bicycle 1,137 -1.8%
Motorcycle 496 -23.8%
TaxiCab 326 -27.4%
Walk 5,835 -0.7%

What is the median and average household income in Virginia Beach by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
23451 41,512 19,924 $80,045.00 $117,709.00
23452 56,392 21,603 $71,224.00 $103,400.00
23453 34,377 12,279 $69,952.00 $81,749.00
23454 57,508 22,368 $83,650.00 $107,324.00
23455 49,405 20,340 $73,856.00 $105,159.00
23456 57,705 19,116 $111,087.00 $129,412.00
23457 4,695 1,699 $87,755.00 $108,304.00
23459 1,384 274 $51,000.00 $58,569.00
23460 1,863 0 $0.00 $0.00
23461 422 0 $0.00 $0.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2019 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.
Zip codes included in this demographic data: 23451 23452 23453 23454 23455 23456 23457 23459 23460 23461 23462 23464

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