Virginia Beach, VA

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Population

450,189

0.0546% decline

Median Age

36.5


Median Household Income

$77,059

6.16% growth

Poverty Rate

8.04%


Number of Employees

219,659

2.33% decline

Median Property Value

$285,400

1.1% growth

About

In 2018, Virginia Beach, VA had a population of 450k people with a median age of 36.5 and a median household income of $77,059. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Virginia Beach, VA declined from 450,435 to 450,189, a -0.0546% decrease and its median household income grew from $72,586 to $77,059, a 6.16% increase.

The population of Virginia Beach, VA is 61.2% White Alone, 18.7% Black or African American Alone, and 8.3% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Virginia Beach, VA speak a non-English language, and 96.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Virginia Beach, VA are ECPI University (3,849 degrees awarded in 2017), Regent University (1,963 degrees), and Advanced Technology Institute (415 degrees).

The median property value in Virginia Beach, VA is $285,400, and the homeownership rate is 64.7%. Most people in Virginia Beach, VA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Virginia Beach, VA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Virginia Beach, VA employs 220k people. The largest industries in Virginia Beach, VA are Health Care & Social Assistance (29,460 people), Retail Trade (25,228 people), and Public Administration (20,910 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($70,771), Information ($56,147), and Manufacturing ($55,233).

Median household income in Virginia Beach, VA is $77,059. Males in Virginia Beach, VA have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,156. The income inequality in Virginia Beach, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.48, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$77,059

2018 value

± $2,200

6.16%

1 Year Growth

± 4.04%

Households in Virginia Beach, VA have a median annual income of $77,059, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $72,586 in 2017, which represents a 6.16% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$77,546

Average Male Salary

± $1,392

$58,156

Average Female Salary

± $1,080

In 2018, full-time male employees in Virginia made 1.33 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $69,631 ± $2,938

  2. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $68,532 ± $39,047

  3. White

    $64,990 ± $1,071

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Virginia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.02 times more than American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Virginia Beach, VA is from Virginia.

0.48

2018 Wage GINI

0.477

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.48 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.451% growth from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2018 the GINI for Virginia was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Virginia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 420

  2. Census Tract 430.02

  3. Census Tract 414

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Virginia Beach, VA was Census Tract 420 with a value of $154,643, followed by Census Tract 430.02 and Census Tract 414, with respective values of $144,338 and $124,600.

The following map shows all of the places in Virginia Beach, VA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.04% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Virginia Beach, VA (35.3k out of 439k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    18,021 ± 1,010

  2. Black

    11,551 ± 833

  3. Hispanic

    4,293 ± 515

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Virginia Beach, VA is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

220k

2018 Value

± 8,108

-2.33%

1 Year decline

± 5.22%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Virginia Beach, VA declined at a rate of -2.33%, from 225k employees to 220k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Virginia Beach, VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (26,228 people), Management Occupations (25,098 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (22,169 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Virginia Beach, VA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Virginia Beach, VA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (26,228 people), Management Occupations (25,098 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (22,169 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Virginia Beach, VA has an unusually high number of residents working as Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.5 times higher than expected), Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.28 times), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.22 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Virginia Beach, VA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($81,244), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($75,212), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($74,794).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

220k

2018 Value

± 8,108

-2.33%

1 Year decline

± 5.22%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Virginia Beach, VA declined at a rate of -2.33%, from 225k employees to 220k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Virginia Beach, VA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (29,460 people), Retail Trade (25,228 people), and Public Administration (20,910 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Virginia Beach, VA, though some of these residents may live in Virginia Beach, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Virginia Beach, VA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (29,460 people), Retail Trade (25,228 people), and Public Administration (20,910 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Virginia Beach, VA has an unusually high number of Public Administration (2.08 times higher than expected), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.49 times), and Utilities (1.28 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Virginia Beach, VA, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($70,771), Information ($56,147), and Manufacturing ($55,233).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $29.9B

  2. $27.8B

  3. $26B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $29.9B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($27.8B) and Electronics ($26B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Virginia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$277B

2020 Value

$373B

Projected 2045 Value

34.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound Virginia trade was $277B. This is expected to increase 34.7% to $373B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Virginia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.5B

  2. $14B

  3. $12.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Maryland with $25.5B, followed by North Carolina with $14B and Pennsylvania and $12.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Virginia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

92.1% of the population of Virginia Beach, VA has health coverage, with 44.9% on employee plans, 6.87% on Medicaid, 7.48% on Medicare, 19.3% on non-group plans, and 13.6% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Virginia Beach, VA was $7,556 in 2014. This is a 3.42% increase from the previous year ($7,306).

Primary care physicians in Virginia Beach, VA see 1316 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0759% decrease from the previous year (1317 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1494 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 684 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Mecklenburg County and Halifax County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.6%). Additionally, Petersburg city has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (45.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,316 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Virginia see an average of 1,316 patients per year. This represents a 0.0759% decrease from the previous year (1,317 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,556

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,218

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,361

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,677

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Virginia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.42%, from $7,306 to $7,556.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

7.86%

Uninsured

44.9%

Employer Coverage

6.87%

Medicaid

7.48%

Medicare

19.3%

Non-Group

13.6%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Virginia Beach, VA grew by 3.11% from 7.62% to 7.86%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Virginia Beach, VA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 15.6% prevalence

  2. 15.6% prevalence

  3. 15.4% prevalence

Mecklenburg County and Halifax County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Virginia, at 15.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Virginia by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Virginia Beach, VA is home to a population of 450k people, from which 96.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 9.13% of Virginia Beach, VA residents were born outside of the country (41.1k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Virginia Beach, VA is composed of 275k White Alone residents (61.2%), 84.3k Black or African American Alone residents (18.7%), 37.4k Hispanic or Latino residents (8.3%), 31.9k Asian Alone residents (7.08%), 18.5k Two or More Races residents (4.11%), 1.43k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.318%), 1.15k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.256%), and 143 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0318%).

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

47

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.7

In 2018, the median age of all people in Virginia Beach, VA was 36.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 47. But people in Virginia Beach, VA are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Virginia Beach, VA residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

9.13%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

41.1k people

9%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

40.7k people

As of 2017, 9.13% of Virginia Beach, VA residents (41.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Virginia Beach, VA was 9%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. El Salvador

    128,320 ± 8,728 people

  2. India

    95,761 ± 7,555 people

  3. Philippines

    59,845 ± 5,985 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 128,320 Virginia residents, followed by India with 95,761 and Philippines with 59,845.

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Citizenship

96.3%

2018 Citizenship

96.3%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 96.3% of Virginia Beach, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Virginia Beach, VA was 96.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    275k ± 534

  2. Black or African American Alone

    84.3k ± 2.86k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    37.4k ± 4.89k

In 2018, there were 3.27 times more White Alone residents (275k people) in Virginia Beach, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 84.3k Black or African American Alone and 37.4k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Virginia Beach, VA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    26,265 ± 2,905

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    11,409 ± 1,669

  3. Vietnam

    10,707 ± 1,460

Virginia Beach, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 2.3 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Virginia Beach, VA awarded 7,493 degrees. The student population of Virginia Beach, VA is skewed towards women, with 10,493 male students and 15,134 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Virginia Beach, VA are White (3,429 and 46%), followed by Black or African American (2,524 and 33.8%), Hispanic or Latino (618 and 8.28%), and Asian (286 and 3.83%).

The largest universities in Virginia Beach, VA by number of degrees awarded are ECPI University (3,849 and 51.4%), Regent University (1,963 and 26.2%), and Advanced Technology Institute (415 and 5.54%).

The most popular majors in Virginia Beach, VA are Medical Assistant (646 and 8.62%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (589 and 7.86%), and Registered Nursing (518 and 6.91%).

The median tuition costs in Virginia Beach, VA are $16,650 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Virginia Beach, VA was Computer & Information Systems Security with 321 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Virginia Beach, VA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 3,849 degrees awarded

  2. 1,963 degrees awarded

  3. 415 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$16,650

Median Private

In 2017, the Virginia Beach, VA institution with the largest number of graduating students was ECPI University with 3,849 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,856

Degrees Awarded to Men

4,637

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 2,856 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Virginia Beach, VA, which is 0.616 times less than the 4,637 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Virginia Beach, VA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,429 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    2,524 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    618 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Virginia Beach, VA were to White students. These 3,429 degrees mean that there were 1.36 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 2,524 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Virginia Beach, VA was $285,400 in 2018, which is 1.24 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $282,300 to $285,400, a 1.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Virginia Beach, VA is 64.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Virginia Beach, VA have an average commute time of 22.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Virginia Beach, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$285,400

2018 Median

± $5,142

$282,300

2017 Median

± $5,799

In 2018, the median property value in Virginia Beach, VA grew to to $285,400 from the previous year's value of $282,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Virginia Beach, VA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Virginia Beach, VA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$77,059

Median Household Income

± $2,200

172k

Number of Households

± 6,291

In 2018, the median household income of the 172k households in Virginia Beach, VA grew to $77,059 from the previous year's value of $72,586.

The following chart displays the households in Virginia Beach, VA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Virginia Beach, VA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Virginia Beach, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

64.7%

2018 Homeownership

64.5%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 64.7% of the housing units in Virginia Beach, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Virginia Beach, VA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

22.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Virginia Beach, VA have a shorter commute time (22.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.22% of the workforce in Virginia Beach, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.2%

  2. Carpooled

    9.38%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.49%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Virginia Beach, VA was Drove Alone (82.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.38%) and those who Worked At Home (4.49%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Virginia Beach, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Virginia Beach, VA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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