Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2020 Population
1.77M
0.41% 1-year growth
2020 Median Age
36.5
0.551% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
10.6%
5.81% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$68,454
2.54% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$253,800
3.55% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
818,682
0.511% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC had a population of 1.77M people with a median age of 36.5 and a median household income of $68,454. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC grew from 1.76M to 1.77M, a 0.41% increase and its median household income grew from $66,759 to $68,454, a 2.54% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (54.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (29.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.07%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.9%), and White (Hispanic) (3.31%).

None of the households in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.3% of the residents in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC are Old Dominion University (5,532 degrees awarded in 2020), ECPI University (4,076 degrees), and Tidewater Community College (3,644 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC was $253,800, and the homeownership rate was 62.3%. Most people in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC was 2 cars per household.

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC borders Elizabeth City, NC, Kill Devil Hills, NC, and Richmond, VA.

Diversity

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC is home to a population of 1.77M people, from which 97.3% are citizens. As of 2020, 6.7% of Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC residents were born outside of the country (118k people).

In 2020, there were 1.84 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (968k people) in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 526k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 72k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    968k ± 1.2k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    526k ± 2.55k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    72k ± 2.79k
6.97%
Hispanic Population
123k people

In 2020, there were 1.84 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (968k people) in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 526k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 72k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.97% of the people in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC are hispanic (123k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.7%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
118k people
6.52%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
115k people

As of 2020, 6.7% of Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC residents (118k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC was 6.52%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

36
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.2
44
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 0.7

In 2020, the median age of all people in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC was 36.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC residents was 36.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    280,684 ± 17,312 people
  2. India
    169,361 ± 14,198 people
  3. El Salvador
    140,366 ± 12,386 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia and North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 280,684 Virginia and North Carolina residents, followed by India with 169,361 and El Salvador with 140,366.

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Citizenship

97.3%
2020 Citizenship
97.3%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97.3% of Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC was 97.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    85,522 ± 2,878
  2. Vietnam
    43,308 ± 1,310
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    41,129 ± 1,549

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.97 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Y-Axis

This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Virginia and North Carolina, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Virginia and North Carolina (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Economy

Median household income in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC is $68,454. In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC was Loudoun County, VA with a value of $147,111, followed by Falls Church city, VA and Fairfax County, VA, with respective values of $146,922 and $127,866.

Males in Virginia have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $60,365. The income inequality in Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Comparatively, males in North Carolina have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,357. The income inequality in North Carolina is 0.47, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC employs 819k people. The largest industries in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC are Health Care & Social Assistance (112,276 people), Retail Trade (91,370 people), and Educational Services (80,739 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($67,734), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($65,136), and Utilities ($62,730).

Wages

Median Household Income

$68,454
2020 value
± $753
2.54%
1 Year Growth
± 1.38%

Households in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC have a median annual income of $68,454, which is more than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $66,759 in 2019, which represents a 2.54% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

The PUMS dataset is not available at the MSA level, so we are showing data for Virginia and North Carolina.
$80,381
Average Male Salary in Virginia
± $1,440
$60,365
Average Female Salary in Virginia
± $1,133
$65,285
Average Male Salary in North Carolina
± $1,177
$49,357
Average Female Salary in North Carolina
± $863

In 2020, full-time male employees in Virginia made 1.33 times more than female employees.

In that same year, full-time male employees in North Carolina made 1.32 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 in Virginia
  1. Asian
    $76,850 ± $3,561
  2. White
    $66,712 ± $1,098
  3. Two or More Races
    $54,027 ± $3,581
Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in North Carolina
  1. Asian
    $68,761 ± $4,586
  2. White
    $55,155 ± $864
  3. Two or More Races
    $42,126 ± $3,548

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Virginia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.15 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Virginia.

In the same year, the highest paid race/ethnicity of North Carolina workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in North Carolina.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC is from Virginia and North Carolina.
0.478
2020 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.479
2019 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.47
2020 Wage GINI in North Carolina
0.472
2019 Wage GINI in North Carolina

In 2020, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.181% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

In the same year, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.47 and income inequality had a 0.395% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478, meaning wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Virginia and North Carolina 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)

In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC was Loudoun County, VA with a value of $147,111, followed by Falls Church city, VA and Fairfax County, VA, with respective values of $146,922 and $127,866.

The following map shows all of the counties in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC (181k out of 1.7M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

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. Black
    92,506 ± 2,716
  2. White
    67,486 ± 2,040
  3. Hispanic
    16,061 ± 1,011

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC is Black, followed by White 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

819k
2020 Value
± 7,210
0.511%
1 Year growth
± 1.2%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC grew at a rate of 0.511%, from 815k employees to 819k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (95,265 people), Sales & Related Occupations (81,785 people), and Management Occupations (80,055 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (95,265 people), Sales & Related Occupations (81,785 people), and Management Occupations (80,055 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.3 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.28 times), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.28 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($80,125), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($77,060), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($76,420).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

819k
2020 Value
± 7,210
0.511%
1 Year growth
± 1.2%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC grew at a rate of 0.511%, from 815k employees to 819k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (112,276 people), Retail Trade (91,370 people), and Educational Services (80,739 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC, though some of these residents may live in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 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-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (112,276 people), Retail Trade (91,370 people), and Educational Services (80,739 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC has an unusually high number of Public Administration (1.85 times higher than expected), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.09 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.08 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($67,734), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($65,136), and Utilities ($62,730).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina and Virginia to other states, or from other states to North Carolina and Virginia.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $91.2B
  2. $74.6B
  3. $62.9B

In 2020, the top outbound North Carolina and Virginia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $91.2B, followed by Machinery ($74.6B) and Electronics ($62.9B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$488B
2020 Value in North Carolina
$926B
Projected 2050 Value in North Carolina
89.6% growth
$325B
2020 Value in Virginia
$612B
Projected 2050 Value in Virginia
88.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound North Carolina trade was $488B. This is expected to increase 89.6% to $926B by 2050.

Comparatively, total outbound Virginia trade was $325B. This is expected to increase 88.1% to $612B by 2050.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina and Virginia to other states, or from other states to North Carolina and Virginia.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $39.7B
  2. $26.6B
  3. $25.8B

In 2020, the top outbound North Carolina and Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was South Carolina with $39.7B, followed by Ohio with $26.6B and Texas and $25.8B.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in North Carolina and Virginia went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 51.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (47.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.14%). The most partisan county was Petersburg County, VA with 87.7% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. running for the Democratic Party.

Mark Warner, Tim Kaine, Richard Burr, and Thom Tillis are the senators currently representing the state of Virginia and North Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Virginia and North Carolina is currently represented by 24 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Joseph R Biden Jr.
Popular Vote for North Carolina
51.1% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Virginia and North Carolina
  1. 87.7% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)
  2. 87.2% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 85.5% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Virginia and North Carolina was Petersburg County, VA with 87.7% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in Virginia and North Carolina colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Virginia and North Carolina

Senatorial voting results are only available at the state level. Showing data for Virginia and North Carolina.
Mark Warner
Senator from Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Tim Kaine
Senator from Virginia1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Richard Burr
Senator from North Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2005
Thom Tillis
Senator from North Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Mark Warner, Tim Kaine, Richard Burr, and Thom Tillis are the senators currently representing Virginia and North Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Virginia and North Carolina over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Virginia and North Carolina

Virginia and North Carolina is currently represented by 24 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Virginia and North Carolina have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2020, universities in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC awarded 27,718 degrees. The student population of Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC is skewed towards women, with 42,055 male students and 65,200 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC are White (13,503 and 49.7%), followed by Black or African American (8,235 and 30.3%), Hispanic or Latino (2,088 and 7.69%), and Two or More Races (1,319 and 4.86%).

The largest universities in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC by number of degrees awarded are Old Dominion University (5,532 and 20%), ECPI University (4,076 and 14.7%), and Tidewater Community College (3,644 and 13.1%).

The most popular majors in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC are Registered Nursing (1,843 and 6.65%), General Business Administration & Management (1,803 and 6.5%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (1,053 and 3.8%).

The median tuition costs in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC are $17,220 for private four year colleges, and $8,065 and $24,115 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 857 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 832 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 643 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC was General Psychology with 857 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 5,532 degrees awarded
  2. 4,076 degrees awarded
  3. 3,644 degrees awarded
$8,065
Median In-State Public
$17,220
Median Private

In 2020, the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Old Dominion University with 5,532 degrees awarded.

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Student Sex for Common Institutions

10,652
Degrees Awarded to Men
17,066
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2020, 10,652 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC, which is 0.624 times less than the 17,066 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the sex disparity between the institutions in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    13,503 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    8,235 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    2,088 degrees awarded

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC was White students. These 13,503 degrees mean that there were 1.64 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 8,235 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC was $253,800 in 2020, which is 1.1 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $245,100 to $253,800, a 3.55% increase. The homeownership rate in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC is 62.3%, which is lower than the national average of 64.4%. People in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC have an average commute time of 24.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$253,800
2020 Median
± $1,731
$245,100
2019 Median
± $1,266

In 2020, the median property value in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC grew to to $253,800 from the previous year's value of $245,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 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-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$68,454
Median Household Income
± $753
672k
Number of Households
± 6,337

In 2020, the median household income of the 672k households in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC grew to $68,454 from the previous year's value of $66,759.

The following chart displays the households in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 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-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

62.3%
2020 Homeownership
61.7%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 62.3% of the housing units in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 61.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

24.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC have a shorter commute time (24.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.75% of the workforce in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (79.6%)
  2. Carpooled (8.33%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.44%)

In 2020, 79.6% of workers in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.33%) and those who worked at home (5.44%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Health

92% of the population of Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC has health coverage, with 42.6% on employee plans, 11.3% on Medicaid, 9.75% on Medicare, 17.2% on non-group plans, and 11.1% on military or VA plans.

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

Per capita personal health care spending in North Carolina was $7,264 in 2014. This is a 3.37% increase from the previous year ($7,027).

Primary care physicians in Virginia see 1325 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.455% increase from the previous year (1319 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1409 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 531 patients per year.

Similarly, primary care physicians in North Carolina see 1405 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.496% decrease from the previous year (1412 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1718 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 389 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Jones County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (27.2%). Additionally, Bladen County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (49.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,325 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Virginia
1,405 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in North Carolina

Primary care physicians in Virginia see an average of 1,325 patients per year. This represents a 0.455% increase from the previous year (1,319 patients).

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see an average of 1,405 patients per year. This represents a 0.496% decrease from the previous year (1,412 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Virginia and North Carolina in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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 in Virginia
$7,264
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in North Carolina

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.

Similarly, all personal health care spending per capita in North Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.37%, from $7,027 to $7,264.

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

8.04%
Uninsured
42.6%
Employer Coverage
11.3%
Medicaid
9.75%
Medicare
17.2%
Non-Group
11.1%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC declined by 4.09% from 8.38% to 8.04%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 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. 27.2% prevalence
  2. 25.2% prevalence
  3. 23.2% prevalence

Jones County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Virginia and North Carolina, at 27.2%.

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

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