Information About Virginia Beach

The total estimated population is 421,323. Density is low at 1,711 persons per square mile.

Races of Residents

Population by Race: White: 301,224; Black: 79,559; Asian: 20,767; Two or More Races: 11,528; American Indian: 1,591; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 408; Other Race: 6,246; Hispanic Population: Hispanic or Latino: 17,441 (4%); Not Hispanic or Latino: 403,882 (96%)

There are 28,073 foreign born residents, of which 59.1% are naturalized citizens.

Most Common Birthplaces

Foreign Born: Philippines: 9,603; United Kingdom: 1,878; Vietnam: 1,070; Canada: 1,013; Germany: 894; India: 768; Mexico: 703; U.S. Born: This State: 159,803; South: 83,330; Northeast: 74,918; Midwest: 39,716; West: 24,526;

Most Common Foreign Birthplaces in Virginia Beach Most Common US Birthplaces in Virginia Beach

The sex distribution is 49% male and 51% female. The median age is 32 years.

Age Distribution

There are 43,761 married couples with children and 15,727 single-parent households (3,344 men, 12,383 women).

The median household income is $47,314 in 1999 dollars.

Median Household Income Comparisons

U.S.: $41,994; Virginia: $46,677; Virginia Beach: $47,314;

7% of the population lives below the poverty line.

Poverty Level Comparisons

U.S.: 12%; Virginia: 10%; Virginia Beach: 7%;

Household Income Distribution

In thousands of dollars.

Work Type and Occupations

Work Type: Private wage and salary: 134,187; Government: 37,615; Self-employed: 10,011; Unpaid family work: 510; Occupation: Management, professional, and related: 69,790; Sales and office: 58,583; Professional and related: 42,575; Office and administrative support: 31,785; Service: 28,920; Management, business, and financial operations: 27,215;

Work Types in Virginia Beach Common Occupations in Virginia Beach

The average commute time is 25 minutes to and from work.

Transportation to Work

Car or truck (drove alone): 181,484; Car or truck (carpooled): 23,725; Worked at home: 5,822; Walked: 3,913; Public transportation: 1,628; Bicycle: 713; Motorcycle: 273;

Transportation to work methods in Virginia Beach

Educational Attainment

Percent of population in Virginia Beach.

There are 161,774 housing units, of which 120,484 are single family homes.

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing

All Housing Units: Owner: 101,246; Renter: 52,711; Vacant: 7,817; Owner-Occupied: Mortgaged: 87,159; Not Mortgaged: 14,087;

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing in Virginia Beach

The median single family home value is $111,810.

Median Monthly Cost for Mortgaged Homes

U.S.: $1,088; Virginia: $1,144; Virginia Beach: $964;

Median Rent for Rental Units

U.S.: $519; Virginia: $550; Virginia Beach: $629;

The average household size is 3 and the median number of rooms in housing units is 6.

Housing Units By Year Built

1939 or earlier: 2,037; 1940 to 1949: 2,974; 1950 to 1959: 12,425; 1960 to 1969: 23,445; 1970 to 1979: 40,147; 1980 to 1989: 52,730; 1990 to 1994: 15,717; 1995 to 1998: 9,366; 1999 to March 2000: 2,933;

0.3% of homes lack plumbing and 0.7% lack telephone service.

Commonly Used Home Heating Fuel

Electricity: 89,615; Utility Gas: 50,381; Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.: 10,679; Bottled, tank, or LP gas: 1,949;

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