Virginia Beach, VA 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 457,658 residents in Virginia Beach, with a median age of 36.7. Of this, 49.3% are males and 50.7% are females. US-born citizens make up 87.94% of the resident pool in Virginia Beach, while non-US-born citizens account for 8.69%. Additionally, 3.37% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 378,563 people in Virginia Beach currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 457,658 1.5%
Male Population 225,629 1.9%
Female Population 232,029 1.2%
Male population 49.3%
Female population 50.7%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 36.7 0.8%
Citizen US Born 402,470 2.0%
Citizen not US Born 39,760 -1.0%
Not Citizen 15,428 -3.9%
Citizen US Born 87.94%
Citizen not US Born 8.69%
Not Citizen 3.37%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 3,481 -4.7%
Moved from Same County 34,424 -5.4%
Moved from Same State 15,631 0.9%
Moved from Different State 20,361 1.3%
Same House as Last Year 378,563 2.3%
Moved from Abroad 0.77%
Moved from Same County 7.61%
Moved from Same State 3.45%
Moved from Different State 4.5%
Same House as Last Year 83.67%

What are the employment statistics in Virginia Beach?

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White-collar workers make up 82.55% of the working population in Virginia Beach, while blue-collar employees account for 17.45%. There are also 20,631 entrepreneurs in Virginia Beach (9.13% of the workforce); 141,131 workers employed in private companies (62.46%); and 46,925 people working in governmental institutions (20.77%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 186,509 1.3%
Blue Collar 39,434 0.7%
White Collar 82.55%
Blue Collar 17.45%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 20,631 3.6%
Private Companies 141,131 0.3%
Governmental Workers 46,925 1.7%
Not for Profit Companies 17,256 4.6%
Self Employees 9.13%
Private Companies 62.46%
Governmental Workers 20.77%
Not for Profit Companies 7.64%

How many households are there in Virginia Beach?

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There are a total of 177,046 households in Virginia Beach, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 67.93% of these Virginia Beach households, while non-family units account for the remaining 32.07%. Additionally, 33.1% of households have children and 66.9% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 177,046 2.7%
Average People Per Household 3 -1.2%
Family Households 120,270 1.4%
Non-family Households 56,776 5.5%
Family Households 67.93%
Non-family Households 32.07%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 58,607 0.8%
Households without Children 118,439 3.6%
Households with Children 33.1%
Households without Children 66.9%

What are the median and average incomes in Virginia Beach?

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The average annual household income in Virginia Beach is $105,521, while the median household income sits at $81,810 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $81,911, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $100,149. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $47,964 and $66,951, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $105,521 3.8%
Median Household Income $81,810 4.7%
People below Poverty Level 34,407 10.4%
People above Poverty Level 408,240 1.0%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Virginia Beach?

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There are 189,187 housing units in Virginia Beach, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1983. Of the 177,046 occupied housing units in Virginia Beach, 64.95% are owner-occupied, while 35.05% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 75.44% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $294,100. In general, housing costs reach $1,531 per month in Virginia Beach.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 189,187 1.9%
Median Year Built 1983 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 2,156 -2.7%
Built between 1940 and 1949 2,273 4.4%
Built between 1950 and 1959 11,481 0.8%
Built between 1960 and 1969 23,480 1.5%
Built between 1970 and 1979 38,551 -3.0%
Built between 1980 and 1989 51,259 0.5%
Built between 1990 and 1999 26,668 4.7%
Built between 2000 and 2009 21,047 2.4%
Built between 2010 and 2019 12,110 N/A
Built in 2020 or Later 162 N/A
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 177,046 2.7%
Owner Occupied 114,998 3.1%
Renter Occupied 62,048 1.8%
Owner Occupied 64.95%
Renter Occupied 35.05%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 86,760 2.6%
Without Mortgage 28,238 4.8%
Median Value with Mortgage $294,100 3.1%
Median Value without Mortgage $302,600 2.8%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,531 3.7%
With Mortgage 75.44%
Without Mortgage 24.56%

What is the level of education in Virginia Beach?

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Approximately 27.01% of the population in Virginia Beach holds a high school degree (that's 96,130 residents), while 25.43% have attained a college certificate (110,200 locals) and 22.74% have a bachelor's degree (80,942 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 5,510 -0.1%
Some High School 96,130 0.5%
Some College 110,200 -0.9%
Associate Degree 37,044 -0.3%
Bachelor's Degree 80,942 5.4%
Graduate Degree 45,759 6.0%
No High School 1.55%
Some High School 27.01%
Some College 25.43%
Associate Degree 10.41%
Bachelor's Degree 22.74%
Graduate Degree 12.86%

What is the marital status of Virginia Beach residents?

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A total of 115,136 people in Virginia Beach have never been married (which represents 30.89% of the total population), while 197,135 of them are wedded (52.89%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 7,682 (2.06%) and 41,587 (11.16%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 115,136 2.9%
Married 197,135 -0.3%
Separated 7,682 -4.0%
Widowed 18,868 2.4%
Divorced 41,587 6.1%
Never Married 30.89%
Married 52.89%
Separated 2.06%
Widowed 5.06%
Divorced 11.16%

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 211,537 residents commute by car, 5,083 prefer going to work by walking and 1,769 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 211,537 -1.0%
Bus or TrolleyBus 1,769 3.6%
Subway or Elevated 116 N/A
Railroad 13 -61.8%
Ferryboat 13 62.5%
Bicycle 948 -16.6%
Motorcycle 363 -26.8%
TaxiCab 509 56.1%
Walk 5,083 -12.9%

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 43,885 20,835 $86,334.00 $129,134.00
23452 56,854 22,182 $71,917.00 $102,289.00
23453 35,199 12,647 $75,526.00 $89,876.00
23454 57,942 23,165 $86,120.00 $110,478.00
23455 49,826 20,801 $77,920.00 $103,854.00
23456 60,158 19,965 $115,788.00 $136,433.00
23457 4,689 1,635 $89,289.00 $108,996.00
23459 1,766 0 $0.00 $0.00
23460 2,211 0 $0.00 $0.00
23461 1,040 0 $0.00 $0.00

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.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 23451 23452 23453 23454 23455 23456 23457 23459 23460 23461 23462 23464