Virginia Beach City County, Virginia Population 2021

Virginia Beach City County, Virginia's estimated population is 450,224 with a growth rate of 0.03% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Virginia Beach City County, Virginia is the 4th largest county in Virginia. The 2010 Population was 438,859 and has seen a growth of 2.59% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021450,2241250.03%
2020450,0991250.03%
2019449,9741250.03%
2018449,849-47-0.01%
2017449,896-1,087-0.24%
2016450,9836790.15%
2015450,3041,4400.32%
2014448,8641,1580.26%
2013447,7062,6620.60%
2012445,0442,4610.56%
2011442,5833,7240.85%
2010438,85945,79011.65%
1990393,069130,87049.91%
1980262,19990,09352.35%
1970172,106164,0152027.13%
19608,0910.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.03%
2010 Population
438,859
Growth Since 2010
2.59%
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Virginia Beach City County, Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White298,34766.27%
Black or African American85,60919.02%
Asian30,1306.69%
Two or More Races25,1135.58%
Some Other Race9,2852.06%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,3340.30%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3830.09%
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Virginia Beach City County, Virginia Population by Race

Virginia Beach City County, Virginia Population Pyramid $2021

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Virginia Beach City County, Virginia Median Age

36.2


Total

34.5


Male

38


Female

Virginia Beach City County, Virginia Adults

There are 349,884 adults, (61,804 of whom are seniors) in Virginia Beach City County, Virginia.

Virginia Beach City County, Virginia Age Dependency

56.3

Age Dependency Ratio

21.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Virginia Beach City County, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

228,877

50.84%

Male

221,324

49.16%

Virginia Beach City County, Virginia Population by Age

Virginia Beach City County, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Virginia Beach City County, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.3%23.7%
All63.7%36.3%
Male54.1%45.9%
Non Family52.2%47.8%
Female45.6%54.4%

63.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Virginia Beach City County, Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All170,7982.5863.7
Married86,8043.1876.3
Non Family53,9891.3252.2
Female21,8173.145.6
Male8,1883.1354.1

3.08

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

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Virginia Beach City County, Virginia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6,1031.99%
9th to 12th Grade13,7294.47%
High School Graduate64,44920.99%
Some College78,77925.66%
Associates Degree33,41910.88%
Bachelors Degree69,46922.62%
Graduate Degree41,11113.39%
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Virginia Beach City County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Virginia Beach City County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White200,314191,72778,918
Black55,74450,80714,693
Asian22,82720,1349,257
Hispanic20,85417,6165,317
2+ Races9,1708,6332,905
Other Race5,9304,3991,191
Native American919774242
Islander32132155

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 40.55%.

Virginia Beach City County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$43,959$52,531$36,550
Less Than 9th Grade$25,650$29,079$18,965
High School Graduate$34,876$41,325$26,663
Some College$39,470$48,660$31,556
Bachelors Degree$53,696$67,188$44,851
Graduate Degree$70,072$91,199$56,212

$43,959

Average Earnings

$52,531

Average Male

$36,550

Average Female

Virginia Beach City County, Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Virginia Beach City County, Virginia Language by Age

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Virginia Beach City County, Virginia Language

87.52% of Virginia Beach City County, Virginia residents speak only English, while 12.48% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 4.95% of the population.

Virginia Beach City County, Virginia Language

Virginia Beach City County, Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White271,49414,5505.36%
Black83,3049,90211.89%
Hispanic35,4803,78910.68%
Multiple24,5632,84311.57%
Asian29,7731,6755.63%
Other9,2191,30914.20%
Native1,32523117.43%
Islander370225.95%

7.32%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.60%

Male Poverty Rate

8.00%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Virginia Beach City County, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Virginia Beach City County, Virginia is Native, with 17.43% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Virginia Beach City County, Virginia is White, with 5.36% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.46%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.02%.

Virginia Beach City County, Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade15.03%
High School7.56%
Some College5.86%
Bachelors or Greater2.64%

Virginia Beach City County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed23.95%
Male Unemployed14.80%
Female Employed5.02%
Male Employed3.47%

Virginia Beach City County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Virginia Beach City County, Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$76,610$96,936
Families$88,553$109,755
Married Families$103,380$126,271
Non Families$50,587$64,727
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Income by Household Type

Virginia Beach City County, Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.6%

Male Marriage Rate

49.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Virginia Beach City County, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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Virginia Beach City County, Virginia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Virginia Beach City County, Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Virginia Beach City County, Virginia Marital Status

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56,598

Number of Veterans

47,108

Male Veterans

9,490

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War24,670
First Gulf War24,545
Vietnam15,506
Korea2,335
World War II778

Virginia Beach City County, Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5418,757
55 to 6411,432
65 to 7410,077
18 to 349,475
75+6,857

Virginia Beach City County, Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White39,17817.72%
Black11,58418.66%
Hispanic4,09218.23%
Asian2,74511.36%
2+ Races1,88116.20%
Other Race92313.70%
Native American19219.79%
Islander9531.56%

Virginia Beach City County, Virginia Veterans by Race

Virginia Beach City County, Virginia Veterans by Education

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3.89%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.41%

Veteran Disability Rate

Virginia Beach City County, Virginia Veterans by Education

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70.8%

Labor Force Participation

61.5%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Virginia Beach City County, Virginia Employment by Age

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Virginia Beach City County, Virginia Employment by Race

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Virginia Beach City County, Virginia Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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41.85%

Born in Virginia Beach City County, Virginia

90.58%

Native Born

9.42%

Foreign Born

3.58%

Non Citizen

5.84%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.58% of Virginia Beach City County, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 41.85% having been born in Virginia. 3.58% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Virginia Beach City County, Virginia Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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