Virginia Beach employment information

IndexVirginia BeachVirginiaNational
Income per capita$32,477$33,958$28,555
Median household income$67,001$64,792$53,482
Median income owner occupied$82,355$80,325$68,142
Median income renter occupied$47,212$41,321$33,219
Median earnings male$41,882$41,629$36,116
Median earnings female$28,980$28,890$25,692
Unemployment rate4.0%4.5%5.8%
Poverty level8.3%11.5%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Virginia Beach is 14% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Virginia Beach is 25% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Virginia Beach is 31% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Virginia Beach is 47% lower than the national average.

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Virginia Beach median earnings by income bracket

Virginia Beach employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry11.1%1.2%
Manufacturing sector9.3%0.3%
Financial & insurance services3.5%6.7%
Wholesale & retail services14.2%13.6%
Public administration13.5%6.3%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.1%2.2%
Education, health & social services9.7%33.6%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Virginia Beach, VA445,623$67,00125%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Atlanta, GA440,641$46,43913%
Mesa, AZ452,091$48,25910%
Omaha, NE435,454$48,7519%
Colorado Springs, CO433,547$54,2281%
Kansas City, MO465,005$45,37615%
Virginia Beach, VA445,623$67,00125%
Source: The Virginia Beach, VA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.