Virginia Beach demographics profile

StatisticVirginia BeachVirginiaNational
Population density (sq mi)1,83819191
Median age35.437.837.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)56%57%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1846%44%43%
Speak English88%84%79%
Speak Spanish4%7%13%
Virginia Beach, VA has a population of 449,733 and is the 40th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,838 per sq mi which is 860% higher than the Virginia average and 1928% higher than the national average. The median age in Virginia Beach is 35 which is approximately 6% lower than the Virginia average of 38. In Virginia Beach, 56% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 88% speak English and 4% speak Spanish. 40% of Virginia Beach residents were born in Virginia, 48% were born out of state, 3% were born outside of the United States and 9% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Virginia Beach is 860% higher than Virginia.
  • The median age in Virginia Beach is 6% lower than Virginia.
  • In Virginia Beach 67.64% of the population is White.
  • In Virginia Beach 19.10% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Virginia Beach 6.46% of the population is Asian.

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Virginia Beach population breakdown by race

RaceVirginia BeachVirginiaNational
Black or African American19.10%19.21%12.63%
American Indian0.26%0.26%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.09%0.07%0.18%
Mixed race4.91%3.37%3.06%
Other race1.53%2.30%4.75%
In Virginia Beach, 7.6% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Virginia Beach, VA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).