Virginia Beach city, Virginia Population 2020

Virginia Beach city, Virginia's estimated population is 450,643 with a growth rate of 0.05% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Virginia Beach city, Virginia is the 3rd largest county in Virginia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2020450,6432270.05%
2019450,4162270.05%
2018450,1892270.05%
2017449,962-1,174-0.26%
2016451,1366620.15%
2015450,4741,5610.35%
2014448,9131,1810.26%
2013447,7322,6940.61%
2012445,0382,5020.57%
2011442,5363,6810.84%
2010438,85545,78611.65%
1990393,069130,87049.91%
1980262,19990,09352.35%
1970172,106164,0152027.13%
19608,0910.00%
2020 Growth Rate
0.05%
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Virginia Beach city, Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White300,10366.67%
Black or African American85,73019.05%
Asian29,9236.65%
Two or More Races23,9855.33%
Some Other Race8,9351.98%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,1640.26%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2950.07%
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Virginia Beach city, Virginia Population Pyramid 2020

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Virginia Beach city, Virginia Median Age

35.9


Total

34.2


Male

37.7


Female

Virginia Beach city, Virginia Adults

There are 349,083 adults, (59,534 of whom are seniors) in Virginia Beach city, Virginia.

Virginia Beach city, Virginia Age Dependency

55.5

Age Dependency Ratio

20.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Virginia Beach city, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

228,850

50.84%

Male

221,285

49.16%

Virginia Beach city, Virginia Households and Families

Virginia Beach city, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Virginia Beach city, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.9%23.1%
All64.1%35.9%
Non Family53.1%46.9%
Male51.6%48.4%
Female45.1%54.9%

64.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All169,2902.664.1
Married86,0733.1976.9
Non Family52,3071.3153.1
Female22,1173.1245.1
Male8,7933.1551.6

3.09

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

5.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Virginia Beach city, Virginia Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6,3432.08%
9th to 12th Grade14,5174.75%
High School Graduate65,33821.40%
Some College79,71926.11%
Associates Degree32,00510.48%
Bachelors Degree68,90622.57%
Graduate Degree38,52812.62%
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Virginia Beach city, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White200,616191,39076,899
Black55,24850,05014,006
Asian22,26019,7419,128
Hispanic20,20816,7044,942
Multiple Races8,7838,2483,012
Other Race5,6103,839991
Native American777681245
Islander25025018

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 41.01%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,279$51,321$35,149
Less Than High School$25,950$28,779$19,644
High School Grad$33,477$40,317$26,786
Some College$38,541$47,947$30,958
Bachelors Degree$52,656$64,968$43,288
Graduate Degree$69,505$91,750$56,231

$42,279

Average Earnings

$51,321

Average Male

$35,149

Average Female

Virginia Beach city, Virginia Language

Virginia Beach city, Virginia Language by Age

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Virginia Beach city, Virginia Language

87.86% of Virginia Beach city, Virginia residents speak only English, while 12.14% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.70% of the population.

Virginia Beach city, Virginia Poverty

Virginia Beach city, Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White272,44114,9985.51%
Black83,18110,62212.77%
Hispanic34,9394,06211.63%
Multiple23,5272,77411.79%
Asian29,6041,7395.87%
Other8,8611,48116.71%
Native1,15717214.87%
Islander285113.86%

7.63%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.75%

Male Poverty Rate

8.46%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Virginia Beach city, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Virginia Beach city, Virginia is Other, with 16.71% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Virginia Beach city, Virginia is Islander, with 3.86% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.60%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.79%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School15.38%
High School8.12%
Some College6.06%
Bachelors or Greater2.59%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed21.26%
Male Unemployed16.48%
Female Employed5.19%
Male Employed3.42%

Virginia Beach city, Virginia Income

Virginia Beach city, Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$74,186$93,675
Families$85,537$105,478
Married Families$101,064$122,261
Non Families$48,475$62,302
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Virginia Beach city, Virginia Marital Status

Virginia Beach city, Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.2%

Male Marriage Rate

49.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Virginia Beach city, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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Virginia Beach city, 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, Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Virginia Beach city, Virginia Veterans

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57,082

Number of Veterans

47,131

Male Veterans

9,951

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War24,726
First Gulf War24,191
Vietnam15,434
Korea2,606
World War II841
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5419,264
55 to 6411,434
18 to 3410,134
65 to 749,701
75+6,549
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Name Veterans % of Total
White39,75317.89%
Black11,61318.91%
Hispanic4,12318.45%
Asian2,70711.37%
2 or More1,76315.61%
Other1,00615.36%
Indian16419.23%
Hawaiian7631.93%

Virginia Beach city, Virginia Veterans by Education

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3.84%

Veteran Poverty Rate

18.51%

Veteran Disability Rate

Virginia Beach city, Virginia Employment Status

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70.5%

Labor Force Participation

61.1%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

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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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41.13%

Born in Virginia

90.68%

Native Born

9.32%

Foreign Born

3.54%

Non Citizen

5.78%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.68% of Virginia Beach city, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 41.13% having been born in Virginia. 3.54% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

  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