StatisticNorthwestVirginia BeachVirginia
Population density (sq mi)3,7001,838218
Median age37.835.437.8
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)n/a56%57%
Families w/ Kids under 1844%46%44%
Speak Englishn/a88%84%
Speak Spanishn/a4%7%

Key findings

  • The population density in Northwest is 101% higher than Virginia Beach
  • The median age in Northwest is 7% higher than Virginia Beach
  • In Northwest 62.19% of the population is White
  • In Northwest 25.58% of the population is Black
  • In Northwest 4.88% of the population is Asian

Compare Virginia Beach, VA Demographics


      Northwest population breakdown by race

      RaceNorthwestVirginia BeachVirginia
      American Indian0.18%0.26%0.26%
      Native Hawaiian0.13%0.09%0.07%
      Mixed race4.54%4.91%3.37%
      Other race2.49%1.53%2.30%
      In Northwest, 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

      Northwest age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

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