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Virginia Beach Population

Virginia Beach, is largest and coastal city in the US state of Virginia, located at the southeastern corner of Virginia in the Hampton Roads area bordering the Atlantic Ocean. Virginia Beach population in 2022 is estimated to be 461,124, covering 497.50 sq mi (1,288.52 sq km), forty-fourth populous city in the United States. Virginia Beach is a holiday city with miles of beaches and hundreds of resort, hotels, motels, and restaurants along its oceanfront. Virginia Beach, a coastal city few hours from Washington D.C., boasts diverse beaches, two state parks and some of the most relaxing fun on the east coast. Virginia Beach ranks sixty-seventh most dangerous cities in Virginia.

Below is the Virginia Beach population by year:
YearPopulationChange %
2021 *460,3890.20
2022 *461,1240.16
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019 & 2020 US Census updated

Virginia Beach city UN Urban Agglomeration Population Prospects - 1950 to 2035

YearVirginia Beach Population
Source:, 1950 to 2035 Virginia Beach city Population(UA)

Virginia Beach Metropolitan

The Greater Virginia Beach or Virginia Beach Metropolitan is an urbanized region centered on the city of Virginia Beach, VirginiaBeach-Norfolk,VA-NC is a Combined Statistical Ara, CSA has a population of 1,859,197 in 2019, The Metropolitan Statistical Areas under CSA are The Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC MSA is the 37th largest currently previously the Hampton Roads Metropolitan Statistical Area. The area includes the Virginia and North Carolina Counties, cities of Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Hampton, Poquoson, Newport News, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Williamsburg, and the counties of Gloucester, Mathews, Isle of Wight, James City, Surry, and York, as well as the North Carolina county of Currituck.

The Virginia Counties include Gloucester County, Isle of Wight County, James City County, Mathews County, Southampton County, York County. The North Carolina Counties include Camden County, Currituck County, Gates County. The Virginia Beach–Norfolk, VA–NC, Combined Statistical Area additionally includes the Elizabeth City, NC, Micropolitan Statistical Area, comprising Perquimans County, Pasquotank County, the Kill Devil Hills and Dare County from North Carolina.

Virginia Beach City(2021)Virginia Beach Metropolitan(2019)
Population 460,368 1,859,197
Area497.50 sq mi (1,288.52 sq km)3,729.76 sq mi (9,660.0 sq km)
Source : CSA Maps, CSA

Virginia Beach Population by Age

According to 2019 US population estimates, population of Virginia Beach by age is 449,974, out of these 221,144 are male, 228,830 are female, The sex ratio of Virginia Beach is 97. The median age of the Virginia Beach population is 36.6, Virginia Beach population by age are, under 18 years is 99,048, 16 years and over is 361,953, 18 years and over is 350,926, 21 years and over is 333,924, 65 years and over is 82,683. 49.1% are male, 50.9% are female, 22.0% are under 18 years old, 80.4% are 16 years and over, 78.0% are 18 years and over, 74.2% are 21 years and over, 14.7% are 65 years and over. There are total 186,468 housing units, The voting population of Virginia Beach are 338,466, out of these 164,698 are male voters, 173,768 are female voters, 48.7% are male, 51.3% are female. Beach population in 2021 is estimated to be 460,368.

Age GroupPopulationPercent
0 -527,9056.2%
5 - 928,4686.3%
10 - 1426,5525.9%
15 - 1927,5896.1%
20 - 2429,0296.5%
25 - 3472,68316.2%
35 - 4461,20913.6%
45 - 5453,92312.0%
55 - 5928,3436.3%
60 - 6428,0146.2%
65 - 7439,1978.7%
75 - 8420,2444.5%
85 and over6,8181.5%
Source: 2019 US population by age estimates

Virginia Beach Population by Race

According to 2019 population of Virginia Beach by race are:

White Population

White population in Virginia Beach, Virginia are 295,353, percentage wise 65.6 percent are whites.

Black Population

Black population in Virginia Beach, Virginia are 85,176, percentage wise 18.9 percent are blacks. African American refers to black population in Virginia Beach, They are Black racial groups of Africa, includes Sub-Saharan African people, Kenyan, Nigerian, Carribbean such as Haitian and Jamaican.

Asian Population

Asian population in Virginia Beach are 32,452, percentage wise 7.2 percent are asians, out of these 3,466 are Asian Indians, 4,743 are Chinese, 18,355 are Filipinos, 602 are Japanese, 1,001 are Korean, 1,755 are Vietnamese and 2,530 are other Asian nationals.

Hispanic Population

Hispanic population in Virginia Beach, Virginia are 38,235. Percentage wise 8.5 percent are hispanics, out of these 12,891 are Mexican people, 10,560 are Puerto Ricans, 1,364 are Cubans, and 13,420 are other Hispanic or Latinos.

Population by Race449,974Percent
Black or African American85,17618.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,3920.3%
Asian Population32,4527.2%
Asian Indian3,4660.8%
Other Asian Population2,530
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander4060.1%
Hispanic or Latino38,2358.5%
Puerto Rican10,5602.3%
Other Hispanic or Latino13,420
Source: US Census population estimates(2019)

Nativity by Place of Birth

Total Virginia Beach native population is 408,008, out of these 194,199 born in the Virginia state and 202,927 born in other state in the United States. Foreign born or Population born outside the US are 41,966, out of these 27,942 are Naturalised US citizen, 3,735 are in Europe, 15,960 in Asia, 1,196 in Africa, 6,564 in Latin America and 476 in Northern America. Total Foreigners who are non US citizens living in Virginia Beach are 14,024, out of these 2,725 are from Europe, 6,720 are from Asia, 343 from Africa, 3,595 are from Latin America and 514 are from Northern America.

Nativity by Place of BirthPopulation
Born in state of residence194,199
Born in other state in the United States202,927
Born outside the United States10,882
Puerto Rico2,672
U.S. Island Areas405
Born abroad of American parent(s)7,805
Foreign born
Born outside of United States41,966
Naturalized U.S. citizen27,942
Latin America6,564
Northern America476
Not a U.S. citizen14,024
Latin America3,595
Northern America514
Source: US Census 2019 estimates

Virginia Beach Housing

Total housing units in Virginia Beach, Virginia are 186,468, Occupied housing units are 175,029, Rental vacancy rate is 5. Percentage of occupancy is 94, 58.52% of houses are owner occupied and 35.35% of houses are renter occupied in Virginia Beach. There are 53.63 percent of one-unit detached, 18.32 percent of one-units attached, 1.32 percent of two-unit houses, 5.42 percent of three or four unit homes. 1.33 percent are residing in mobile homes. Average household size of owner occupied is 3 and average household size of renter occupied is 2. 26.68 percent are available with one vehicle, 39.79 percent are available with two vehicles, 23.02 percent are available with three or more vehicles and 4.38 percent are no vehicles available.

Total housing units186,468
Occupied housing units175,029
Occupied housing units percent94
Rental vacancy rate5
Structure TypeUnits
1-unit, detached100,008
1-unit attached34,153
2 units2,467
3 or 4 units10,098
Mobile home2,475
Boat, RV, van, etc.27
Average household size of owner-occupied unit3
Average household size of renter-occupied unit2
Source: US Census 2019 housing estimates

Virginia Beach Housing Market

The median value of housing in Virginia Beach, Virginia is $296,200, According to 2019 estimated US census of housing market, 1.37 percent of houses are less than $50,000, 0.94 percent are between $50,000 to $100,000, 3.50 percent are between $100,000 to $150,000, 6.93 percent are between $150,000 to $200,000, 17.18 percent are between $200,000 to $300,000, 19.70 percent are between $300,000 to $500,000, 7.36 percent are between $500,000 to one million, 1.53 percent are over one million and above.

Housing unit valueUnits
Less than $50,0002,563
$50,000 to $99,9991,757
$100,000 to $149,9996,534
$150,000 to $199,99912,914
$200,000 to $299,99932,030
$300,000 to $499,99936,739
$500,000 to $999,99913,723
$1,000,000 or more2,857
Median (dollars)296,200
Source: US Census 2019 housing market estimates

Virginia Beach Housing Mortgage

The median monthly owner costs with mortgage is $1,797, 0.09 percent of homes pays less than $500 per month, 3.25 percent pay between $500 to $999, 11.39 percent pay between $1,000 to $1,499, 12.25 percent pay between $1,500 to $1,999, 7.51 percent pay between $2,000 to $2,499, 5.00 percent pay between $2,500 to $2,999, 5.04 percent pay between $3,000 or more.

The median monthly owner costs with out mortgage is $590, 0.78 percent of homes pay less than $250, 1.85 percent pays between $250 to $399, 4.60 percent pay between $400 to $599, 3.88 percent pays between $600 to $799, 1.55 percent pays between $800 to $999, and 1.32 pays between $1000 or more.

Monthly Owner costs with mortgageUnits
Less than $500174
$500 to $9996,064
$1,000 to $1,49921,238
$1,500 to $1,99922,847
$2,000 to $2,49914,009
$2,500 to $2,9999,329
$3,000 or more9,403
Median (dollars)1,797
Monthly Owner costs with out mortgageUnits
Less than $2501,449
$250 to $3993,446
$400 to $5998,572
$600 to $7997,240
$800 to $9992,886
$1,000 or more2,465
Median (dollars)590
Source: US Census 2019 housing mortgage estimates

Virginia Beach Rental

The price for Hotel rooms and House rentals in Virginia Beach is around $75 to $100 per night, and there are plenty of offers for weekend rentals on the beach front. Total number of Virginia Beach rental homes or apartments are 65,912, occupied by Renter, The median value of Virginia Beach average rental rate is $1,363. 2.30 percent of homes are under $500, 11.51 percent of rental rates between $500 to $1000, 75.64 percent housing units are from $1000 to $2000, 7.48 percent are between $2000 to $3000, and 1.18 percent are above $3000.

Less than $5001,513
$500 to $9997,585
$1,000 to $1,49932,576
$1,500 to $1,99917,283
$2,000 to $2,4993,911
$2,500 to $2,9991,020
$3,000 or more776
Median (dollars)1,363
Source: US Census 2019 housing rental estimates

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