Virginia Beach city, Virginia Population 2024

452,229

Virginia Beach city, Virginia's estimated 2024 population is 452,229 with a growth rate of -0.31% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Virginia Beach city, Virginia is the 3rd largest county in Virginia. The 2010 population was 438,864 and has seen a growth of 3.05% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029445,129-1,420-0.32%
2028446,549-1,420-0.32%
2027447,969-1,420-0.32%
2026449,389-1,420-0.31%
2025450,809-1,420-0.31%
2024452,229-1,420-0.31%
2023453,649-1,420-0.31%
2022455,069-3,500-0.76%
2021458,569-1,115-0.24%
2020459,6848,9181.98%
2019450,7662780.06%
2018450,488710.02%
2017450,417-1,093-0.24%
2016451,5108750.19%
2015450,6351,4960.33%
2014449,1391,2170.27%
2013447,9222,7330.61%
2012445,1892,5350.57%
2011442,6543,7900.86%
2010438,86400%
1990393,069130,87049.91%
1980262,19990,09352.35%
1970172,106164,0152027.13%
19608,091-437,038-98.18%
2024 Growth Rate
-0.31% (-1,420)
2020 Population
459,684
Area
245 mi²
Density
1846 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
-1.62% (-7,455)

Virginia Beach city, Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White287,41562.77%
Black or African American86,49718.89%
Two or more races38,9738.51%
Asian32,6807.14%
Other race10,6282.32%
Native American1,1000.24%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander6070.13%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Virginia Beach city, Virginia Population by Race

Virginia Beach city, Virginia Population Pyramid 2024

Virginia Beach city, Virginia Median Age

37.1

Total

35.6

Male

38.8

Female

Virginia Beach city, Virginia Adults

There are 357,024 adults, (68,485 of whom are seniors) in Virginia Beach city, Virginia.

Virginia Beach city, Virginia Age Dependency

58.7

Age Dependency Ratio

23.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35

Child Dependency Ratio

Virginia Beach city, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female232,28450.73%
Male225,61649.27%

Virginia Beach city, Virginia Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All178,9152.5164.635.4
Married88,9613.1178.621.4
Non Family58,3671.351.448.6
Female22,6373.1246.153.9
Male8,9502.9957.842.2

3.03

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

64.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Virginia Beach city, Virginia Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,8201.84%
9th to 12th Grade11,5243.64%
High School Graduate65,59820.75%
Some College73,98523.4%
Associates Degree33,46110.58%
Bachelors Degree78,17124.72%
Graduate Degree47,61915.06%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Virginia Beach city, Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Virginia Beach city, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White201,006193,60186,949
Black57,44953,30717,104
Asian24,62221,99810,943
Hispanic22,94020,1257,408
2+ Races17,89016,7516,402
Other Race6,4935,3281,560
Native American792666143
Islander426409264

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.32%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 61.97%.

Virginia Beach city, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$53,120$60,523$44,950
Less Than 9th Grade$27,025$30,251$21,791
High School Graduate$39,823$47,166$28,890
Some College$47,116$55,234$39,818
Bachelors Degree$61,935$78,575$52,090
Graduate Degree$79,435$105,330$63,762

$53,120

Average Earnings

$60,523

Average Male

$44,950

Average Female

Virginia Beach city, Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Virginia Beach city, Virginia Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Virginia Beach city, Virginia Language

87.78% of Virginia Beach city, Virginia residents speak only English, while 12.22% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 4.93% of the population.

Virginia Beach city, Virginia Language

Virginia Beach city, Virginia Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White269,96315,7355.83%
Black84,31612,05814.3%
Hispanic38,8544,18710.78%
Multiple38,0003,7489.86%
Asian32,4721,9415.98%
Other10,3761,08510.46%
Native1,08515714.47%
Islander607437.08%

8.03%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.01%

Male Poverty Rate

9.02%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Virginia Beach city, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Virginia Beach city, Virginia is Native, with 14.47% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Virginia Beach city, Virginia is White, with 5.83% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.7%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.98%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.47%.

Virginia Beach city, Virginia Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.81%
High School8.97%
Some College6.78%
Bachelors or Greater3.44%

Virginia Beach city, Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed25.73%
Male Unemployed19.24%
Female Employed5.41%
Male Employed3.45%

Virginia Beach city, Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Virginia Beach city, Virginia Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$87,544$113,388
Families$103,720$129,597
Married Families$119,937$149,242
Non Families$57,915$74,419

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Virginia Beach city, Virginia Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

50.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.2%

Male Marriage Rate

48.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Virginia Beach city, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Virginia Beach city, Virginia Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

55,595

Number of Veterans

45,385

Male Veterans

10,210

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War25,833
Second Gulf War24,927
Vietnam14,106
Korea1,652
World War II446

Virginia Beach city, Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5418,836
55 to 6412,079
65 to 7410,780
75+7,233
18 to 346,667

Virginia Beach city, Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White37,43517.2%
Black10,52016.77%
Hispanic4,41818.04%
Asian3,10811.94%
2+ Races3,03714.92%
Other Race1,22517.57%
Native American16519.1%
Islander10524.71%

Virginia Beach city, Virginia Veterans by Race

Virginia Beach city, Virginia Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.39%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.12%

Veteran Disability Rate

Virginia Beach city, Virginia Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

69.5%

Labor Force Participation

60.9%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

Virginia Beach city, Virginia Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Virginia Beach city, Virginia Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Virginia Beach city, Virginia Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

42.08%

Born in Virginia Beach city, Virginia

90.72%

Native Born

9.28%

Foreign Born

3.39%

Non Citizen

5.89%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.72% of Virginia Beach city, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 42.08% having been born in Virginia. 3.39% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Virginia Beach city, Virginia Place of Birth

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