StatisticVirginia BeachVirginiaNational
Population density (sq mi)1,83821891
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%

Key findings

  • The population density in Virginia Beach is 743% 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
  • In Virginia Beach 6.46% of the population is Asian

Compare Virginia Beach, VA Demographics


      Virginia Beach population breakdown by race

      RaceVirginia BeachVirginiaNational
      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.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Virginia Beach age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

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