Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

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Population

1.73M

0.274% growth

Poverty Rate

12.2%


Median Age

36.3


Median Household Income

$65,604

2.1% growth

Number of Employees

797,858

0.14% decline

Median Property Value

$254,700

3.58% growth

About

In 2018, Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC had a population of 1.73M people with a median age of 36.3 and a median household income of $65,604. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC grew from 1.72M to 1.73M, a 0.274% increase and its median household income grew from $64,255 to $65,604, a 2.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (54.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (30.1%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.04%), White (Hispanic) (3.84%), and Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (3.77%). 9.32% of the people in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC speak a non-English language, and 96.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC are Old Dominion University (5,483 degrees awarded in 2017), Tidewater Community College (4,092 degrees), and ECPI University (3,849 degrees).

The median property value in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC is $254,700, and the homeownership rate is 60.6%. Most people in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC is 2 cars per household.

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

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC employs 798k people. The largest industries in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC are Health Care & Social Assistance (105,191 people), Retail Trade (86,412 people), and Educational Services (77,395 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($70,813), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($65,860), and Utilities ($61,465).

Median household income in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC is $65,604. Males in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 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-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.48, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$65,604

2018 value

± $1,029

2.1%

1 Year Growth

± 2.8%

Households in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC have a median annual income of $65,604, 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 $64,255 in 2017, which represents a 2.1% 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.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Virginia by number of full-time 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-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 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)

In 2018, 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 $139,915, followed by Arlington County, VA and Fairfax County, VA, with respective values of $122,394 and $122,227.

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 Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC (201k out of 1.65M 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 18 - 24.

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

    103,581 ± 2,339

  2. White

    77,383 ± 2,120

  3. Hispanic

    18,777 ± 1,107

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

798k

2018 Value

± 14,998

-0.14%

1 Year decline

± 2.66%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC declined at a rate of -0.14%, from 799k employees to 798k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (90,266 people), Management Occupations (77,259 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (74,714 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 (90,266 people), Management Occupations (77,259 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (74,714 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 Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.42 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.31 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.29 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 ($77,496), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($74,239), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($74,206).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

798k

2018 Value

± 14,998

-0.14%

1 Year decline

± 2.66%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC declined at a rate of -0.14%, from 799k employees to 798k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (105,191 people), Retail Trade (86,412 people), and Educational Services (77,395 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 (105,191 people), Retail Trade (86,412 people), and Educational Services (77,395 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 (2.1 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.14 times), and Construction (1.05 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 ($70,813), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($65,860), and Utilities ($61,465).

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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

91.1% of the population of Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC has health coverage, with 42.2% on employee plans, 11.1% on Medicaid, 9.28% on Medicare, 17.2% on non-group plans, and 11.4% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 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%).

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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

8.87%

Uninsured

42.2%

Employer Coverage

11.1%

Medicaid

9.28%

Medicare

17.2%

Non-Group

11.4%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC grew by 5.31% from 8.42% to 8.87%.

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. 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-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC is home to a population of 1.73M people, from which 96.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.41% of Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC residents were born outside of the country (111k people).

In 2018, there were 1.81 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (944k people) in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 520k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 69.8k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC are Spanish (69,714 speakers), Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) (20,508 speakers), and French (Incl. Cajun) (6,897 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.1

In 2018, the median age of all people in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC was 36.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than 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 2017, the average age of all Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.41%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

111k people

6.33%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

109k people

As of 2017, 6.41% of Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC residents (111k 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-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC was 6.33%, 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

96.9%

2018 Citizenship

97.4%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 96.9% of Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC was 97.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    944k ± 3.62k

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    520k ± 6.15k

  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

    69.8k ± 2.69k

In 2018, there were 1.81 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (944k people) in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 520k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 69.8k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar 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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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    69,714 speakers (4.3%)

  2. Tagalog (Incl. Filipino)

    20,508 speakers (1.27%)

  3. French (Incl. Cajun)

    6,897 speakers (0.426%)

9.32% of Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC was Spanish. 4.3% of the overall population of Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC are native Spanish speakers. 1.27% speak Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) and 0.426% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    85,309 ± 5,676

  2. Vietnam

    42,100 ± 2,637

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    41,295 ± 3,167

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 2.03 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC awarded 27,828 degrees. The student population of Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC is skewed towards women, with 45,959 male students and 66,101 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC are White (13,965 and 51.2%), followed by Black or African American (8,177 and 30%), Hispanic or Latino (1,868 and 6.84%), and Two or More Races (1,166 and 4.27%).

The largest universities in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC by number of degrees awarded are Old Dominion University (5,483 and 19.7%), Tidewater Community College (4,092 and 14.7%), and ECPI University (3,849 and 13.8%).

The most popular majors in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC are General Business Administration & Management (1,738 and 6.25%), Registered Nursing (1,456 and 5.23%), and General Social Sciences (991 and 3.56%).

The median tuition costs in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC are $12,325 for private four year colleges, and $7,433 and $21,994 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 904 degrees awarded

  2. 866 degrees awarded

  3. 663 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC was General Business Administration & Management with 904 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. 5,483 degrees awarded

  2. 4,092 degrees awarded

  3. 3,849 degrees awarded

$7,433

Median In-State Public

$12,325

Median Private

In 2017, the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Old Dominion University with 5,483 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

10,985

Degrees Awarded to Men

16,843

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 10,985 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC, which is 0.652 times less than the 16,843 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 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

    13,965 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    8,177 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,868 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC were to White students. These 13,965 degrees mean that there were 1.71 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 8,177 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC was $254,700 in 2018, which is 1.11 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $245,900 to $254,700, a 3.58% increase. The homeownership rate in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC is 60.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC have an average commute time of 23.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. 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

$254,700

2018 Median

± $3,083

$245,900

2017 Median

± $3,146

In 2018, the median property value in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC grew to to $254,700 from the previous year's value of $245,900.

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

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$65,604

Median Household Income

± $1,029

654k

Number of Households

± 12,625

In 2018, the median household income of the 654k households in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC grew to $65,604 from the previous year's value of $64,255.

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

60.6%

2018 Homeownership

62%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 60.6% of the housing units in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 62%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. 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

23.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC have a shorter commute time (23.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.74% 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 Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.2%

  2. Carpooled

    8.49%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.42%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC was Drove Alone (81.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.49%) and those who Worked At Home (4.42%).

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 3 cars.

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