Virginia Beach, VA

452,745 Population
249.4 square miles 1,808.5 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2014 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
5.4%
was 5.4%
Ranked 1st Highest in VA
Population Density
1,808.5
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
45.9%
was 45.1%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
8.5%
was 9.0%
Ranked 5th Highest in VA
Percent Under 18
22.6%
was 23.1%
Ranked 6th Highest in VA
Percent 65 and Over
12.6%
was 11.8%
Ranked 6th Highest in VA

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3.6
was 4.3
Ranked 5th Lowest in VA
Percent Living in Poverty
7.9%
was 8.8%
Ranked 3rd Lowest in VA
Median Household Income
$67,281
was $62,855
Ranked 6th Highest in VA
Gini Income Distribution
 
40.4
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
183,123
was 180,458
Ranked 1st Highest in VA
Median Rent
$1,258
was $1,214
Ranked 5th Highest in VA
Total Building Permits
1,662
was 1,117
 
Occupied Housing Units
169,097
was 165,428
 
Homeownership Rate
62.6%
was 62.8%
Ranked 5th Highest in VA
Single Family Building Permits
733
was 594
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
733.2
was 723.7
Ranked 11th Highest in VA
Rental Vacancy Rate
18.1%
was 19.6%
Ranked 6th 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
95.6%
was 96.7%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
88.4%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.5%
was 98.9%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
93.0%
was 94.8%
Ranked 2nd Highest in VA
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
32.8%
was 34.7%
Ranked 6th Highest in VA

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