Information About Virginia

The total estimated population is 7,078,515. Density is very low at 179 persons per square mile.

Races of Residents

Population by Race: White: 6,935,446; Black: 5,120,110; American Indian: 1,390,293; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 261,025; Two or More Races: 138,900; Asian: 21,172; Other Race: 3,946; Hispanic Population: Hispanic or Latino: 7,078,515 (100%); Not Hispanic or Latino: 0 (0%)

There are 570,279 foreign born residents, of which 40.8% are naturalized citizens.

Most Common Birthplaces

Foreign Born: El Salvador: 54,704; Korea: 37,036; Philippines: 36,325; Mexico: 32,598; Vietnam: 30,730; India: 30,611; United Kingdom: 19,911; U.S. Born: This State: 3,676,255; South: 1,251,293; Northeast: 804,763; Midwest: 429,249; West: 241,122;

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

The sex distribution is 49% male and 51% female. The median age is 36 years.

Age Distribution

There are 421,752 married couples with children and 325,684 single-parent households (5,394 men, 320,290 women).

The median household income is $46,677 in 1999 dollars.

Median Household Income Comparisons

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

10% of the population lives below the poverty line.

Poverty Level Comparisons

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

Household Income Distribution

In thousands of dollars.

Work Type and Occupations

Work Type: Private wage and salary: 2,320,534; Government: 668,575; Self-employed: 175,430; Unpaid family work: 19,331; Occupation: Management, professional, and related: 1,304,906; Sales and office: 868,527; Professional and related: 774,758; Management, business, and financial operations: 530,148; Office and administrative support: 508,677; Service: 468,179;

Work Types in Virginia Common Occupations in Virginia

The average commute time is 28 minutes to and from work.

Transportation to Work

Car or truck (drove alone): 2,685,914; Car or truck (carpooled): 441,093; Public transportation: 124,166; Worked at home: 110,067; Walked: 80,487; Bicycle: 7,930; Motorcycle: 3,180;

Transportation to work methods in Virginia

Educational Attainment

Percent of population in Virginia.

There are 2,904,192 housing units, of which 2,090,142 are single family homes.

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing

All Housing Units: Owner: 1,837,939; Renter: 861,234; Vacant: 205,019; Owner-Occupied: Mortgaged: 1,380,935; Not Mortgaged: 457,004;

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing in Virginia

The median single family home value is $125,400.

Median Monthly Cost for Mortgaged Homes

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

Median Rent for Rental Units

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

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: 264,542; 1940 to 1949: 188,755; 1950 to 1959: 326,398; 1960 to 1969: 404,533; 1970 to 1979: 570,065; 1980 to 1989: 570,178; 1990 to 1994: 271,818; 1995 to 1998: 234,463; 1999 to March 2000: 73,440;

1.1% of homes lack plumbing and 2.1% lack telephone service.

Commonly Used Home Heating Fuel

Electricity: 1,178,739; Utility Gas: 918,956; Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.: 362,618; Bottled, tank, or LP gas: 138,595;