In 2017, the median age of all people in Virginia Beach, VA was 35. The highest age distribution is between 25-29 years old, followed by 30-34 year olds. 


In 2017, the population in Virginia Beach, VA decreased by 969 people from the previous year. Since 2010 there has been a steady increase in population.

Race & Ethnicity

The following bar chart shows 7 races and ethnicities represented in Virginia Beach, VA as a share of the total population. The most represented race in Virginia Beach, VA is white.

Sex Characteristics

This chart illustrates the gender ratio of the total population in Virginia Beach, VA. In 2017 there were 7,357 more females than males.

School Enrollment

For year 2017, the majority of the population 3 years and older were enrolled in elementary school (1st – 8th grade), followed by college and then high school.

Level of Education

As of 2017, 93% of the population in Virginia Beach, VA had graduated from high school, while 34% had attained a bachelors degree or higher.

Education Majors

This visualization illustrates the population of Virginia Beach, VA Residents that graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree according to their major. In 2017, the most common concentration for Bachelor’s Degree recipients in Virginia Beach, VA was Science and Engineering with 36,978 graduates.

Global Diversity

This chart identifies the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents residing within Virginia Beach, VA. In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia Beach, VA was  in the region of Asia. Followed by Latin America.

Languages Spoken at Home

In 2017 there were over 51 thousand people who spoke a language other than english in Virginia Beach, VA. That accounts for 12% of the total population.

Commuter Transportation

This graph shows the most commonly used mode of transportation within Virginia Beach, VA and the average commute time. In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Virginia Beach, VA was Driving Alone.

Health Care Coverage

The following visualization shows health insurance coverage for residents in Virginia Beach, VA. In 2017, 91% of the population had health insurance, with the majority having private health insurance.

Household Characteristics

In 2017 there were a total of 168 thousand households in Virginia Beach, VA with an average family size of 3 people per household.

Housing Rent

This visualization compares the amount of homeowners to renters in Virginia Beach, VA. In 2017 there were more homeowners than renters with 63% of the housing units in Kent, WA being owner occupied.