Virginia Beach employment information

IndexVirginia BeachVirginiaNational
Income per capita$33,250$34,967$29,829
Median household income$67,719$66,149$55,322
Median income owner occupied$83,236$82,180$70,586
Median income renter occupied$48,771$42,481$35,192
Median earnings male$41,285$41,712$36,919
Median earnings female$29,174$29,664$26,250
Unemployment rate3.7%3.8%4.7%
Poverty level8.2%11.4%15.1%
The Virginia Beach, VA employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Virginia Beach is $33,250, which is 5% lower than than the Virginia average and 11% higher than than the national average. The median household income is $67,719, which is 2% higher than than the Virginia average and 22% higher than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Virginia Beach is 4%, which is 21% lower than than the national average. The poverty rate in Virginia Beach is 8% which is 46% lower than than the national average.
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$Input your household income
$45,141$67,719$135,438
City
$44,094$66,149$132,298
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Virginia Beach is 11% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Virginia Beach is 22% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Virginia Beach is 21% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Virginia Beach is 46% lower than the national average.

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Virginia Beach median earnings by income bracket

Virginia Beach employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry11.9%1.3%
Manufacturing sector9.3%0.3%
Financial & insurance services3.5%6.4%
Wholesale & retail services13.8%14.3%
Public administration12.6%6.4%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.4%2.2%
Education, health & social services10.7%33.2%
Other30.7%31.0%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Virginia Beach, VA449,733$67,71922%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Colorado Springs, CO448,759$56,2272%
Atlanta, GA456,378$49,39811%
Omaha, NE443,072$50,8278%
Raleigh, NC441,326$58,6416%
Miami, FL432,622$31,64243%
Virginia Beach, VA449,733$67,71922%
Source: The Virginia Beach, VA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).