Virginia Beach, VA

452,602 Population
249.7 square miles 1,812.5 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
5.4%
was 5.4%
Ranked 1st Highest in VA
Population Density
1,812.5
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
46.9%
was 45.1%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
10.1%
was 9.0%
Ranked 5th Highest in VA
Percent Under 18
22.5%
was 23.1%
Ranked 7th Highest in VA
Percent 65 and Over
13.2%
was 11.8%
Ranked 6th Highest in VA

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3.1
was 4.3
Ranked 6th Lowest in VA
Percent Living in Poverty
7.9%
was 8.8%
Ranked 3rd Lowest in VA
Median Household Income
$67,719
was $62,855
Ranked 6th Highest in VA
Gini Income Distribution
 
41.8
42.6
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
4.2
was 3.8
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
138.3
was 162.0
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
2,205.6
was 2,490.9
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
184,348
was 180,458
Ranked 1st Highest in VA
Median Rent
$1,280
was $1,214
Ranked 5th Highest in VA
Total Building Permits
1,662
was 1,117
 
Occupied Housing Units
168,061
was 165,428
 
Homeownership Rate
62.2%
was 62.8%
Ranked 5th Highest in VA
Single Family Building Permits
733
was 594
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
753.3
was 723.7
Ranked 11th Highest in VA
Rental Vacancy Rate
20.4%
was 19.6%
Ranked 7th Highest in VA
Multifamily Building Permits
929
was 523
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.6
was 2.6
Ranked 5th Highest in VA
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
9.2
was 6.2
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
3.7
was 2.5
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
97.1%
was 96.7%
Ranked 4th Highest in VA
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
89.0%
Ranked 5th Highest in VA
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.5%
was 98.9%
Ranked 6th Highest in VA

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
93.4%
was 94.8%
Ranked 2nd Highest in VA
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
35.0%
was 34.7%
Ranked 5th Highest in VA

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