Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
1.8M
0.381% 1-year growth
2022 Median Age
37
0.817% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
10.7%
1.89% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$77,082
7.64% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$295,900
13% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
833,011
0.333% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC had a population of 1.8M people with a median age of 37 and a median household income of $77,082. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC grew from 1.79M to 1.8M, a 0.381% increase and its median household income grew from $71,612 to $77,082, a 7.64% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (53.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (29.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.79%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.92%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.61%).

None of the households in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.3% of the residents in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC are Old Dominion University (5,241 degrees awarded in 2022), ECPI University (248934) (4,022 degrees), and Tidewater Community College (233772) (3,462 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC was $295,900, and the homeownership rate was 62.5%.

Most people in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC was 2 cars per household.

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC borders Elizabeth City, NC, Kill Devil Hills, NC, and Richmond, VA.

Population & Diversity

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC is home to a population of 1.8M people, from which 97.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.65% of Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC residents were born outside of the country (120k people).

In 2022, there were 1.83 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (966k people) in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 529k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 86.2k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.3%
2022 Citizenship
97.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.3% of Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC was 97.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    966k ± 1.51k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    529k ± 2.68k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    86.2k ± 2.89k
7.4%
Hispanic Population
133k people

In 2022, there were 1.83 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (966k people) in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 529k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 86.2k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.4% of the people in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC are hispanic (133k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the MSA level, so we are showing data for Virginia and North Carolina.
Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    274,363 ± 17,240 people
  2. India
    178,603 ± 14,582 people
  3. El Salvador
    140,754 ± 12,466 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia and North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 274,363 Virginia and North Carolina residents, followed by India with 178,603 and El Salvador with 140,754.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.65%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
120k people
6.65%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
119k people

As of 2022, 6.65% of Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC residents (120k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC was 6.65%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    88,164 ± 2,499
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    42,032 ± 1,749
  3. Vietnam
    41,200 ± 1,234

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 2.1 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC employs 833k people. The largest industries in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC are Health Care & Social Assistance (115,094 people), Retail Trade (90,952 people), and Educational Services (80,858 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($74,730), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($72,000), and Public Administration ($71,265).

Males in Virginia have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $69,674. The income inequality in Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.475, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

833k
2022 Value
± 7,664
0.333%
1 Year growth
± 1.28%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC grew at a rate of 0.333%, from 830k employees to 833k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (93,618 people), Management Occupations (84,115 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (78,867 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

833k
2022 Value
± 7,664
0.333%
1 Year growth
± 1.28%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC grew at a rate of 0.333%, from 830k employees to 833k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (115,094 people), Retail Trade (90,952 people), and Educational Services (80,858 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC, though some of these residents may live in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$54,132
Median earning men ± $708
$37,693
Median earning women ± $674

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($77,718), Information ($68,239), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($68,133).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($58,943), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,001), and Manufacturing ($46,163).

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 15,062
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 9,255
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 9,066
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in North Carolina and Virginia went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 51.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (47.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.14%).

Mark Warner, Tim Kaine, Thom Tillis, and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing the state of Virginia and North Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Virginia and North Carolina is currently represented by 25 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Virginia and North Carolina

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Mark Warner
Senator from Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Tim Kaine
Senator from Virginia1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Thom Tillis
Senator from North Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
Ted Budd
Senator from North Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Mark Warner, Tim Kaine, Thom Tillis, and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing Virginia and North Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Virginia and North Carolina

Virginia and North Carolina is currently represented by 25 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Virginia and North Carolina have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC awarded 27,502 degrees. The student population of Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 41,213 male students and 61,771 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC are White (13,134 and 48.6%), followed by Black or African American (8,291 and 30.7%), Hispanic or Latino (2,077 and 7.69%), and Two or More Races (1,551 and 5.74%).

The largest universities in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC by number of degrees awarded are Old Dominion University (5,241 and 19.1%), ECPI University (248934) (4,022 and 14.6%), and Tidewater Community College (233772) (3,462 and 12.6%).

The most popular majors in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC are Registered Nursing (2,038 and 7.41%), General Business Administration & Management (1,651 and 6%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (1,003 and 3.65%).

The median tuition costs in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC are $16,724 for private four year colleges, and $8,307 and $24,439 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC, the percentage of applicants admitted was 68.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 18.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 102,984 (40% men and 60% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 102,984 students enrolled in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC, 40% men and 60% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 43,795 records, of which 56.2% were women and 43.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 901 degrees awarded
  2. 824 degrees awarded
  3. 612 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC was General Psychology with 901 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 5,241 degrees awarded
  2. 4,022 degrees awarded
  3. 3,462 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Old Dominion University with 5,241 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 10,336 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC, which is 0.602 times less than the 17,166 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 13,134 degrees mean that there were 1.58 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 8,291 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($16,962) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($5,016) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private for-profit, less-than 2-year ($1,948) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2022, 0.917% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.849% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (3.87M), Some college (3.24M), and Bachelors Degree (3.11M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC was $295,900 in 2022, which is 1.05 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $261,800 to $295,900, a 13% increase. The homeownership rate in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC is 62.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC have an average commute time of 24.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC is $77,082. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC was Loudoun County, VA with a value of $170,463, followed by Falls Church city, VA and Fairfax County, VA, with respective values of $164,536 and $145,165.

Property

$295,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$1,841
$438,770
Median Property Taxes
±$4,630

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

62.5%
Homeownership
2022
67.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 62.5% of the housing units in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC was Loudoun County, VA with a value of $170,463, followed by Falls Church city, VA and Fairfax County, VA, with respective values of $164,536 and $145,165.

The following map shows all of the counties in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$77,082
Median Household Income
± $734
702k
Number of Households
± 6,604

In 2022, the median household income of the 702k households in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC grew to $77,082 from the previous year's value of $71,612.

The following chart displays the households in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC is from Virginia and North Carolina.
0.475
2022 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.47
2022 Wage GINI in North Carolina
0.47
2021 Wage GINI in North Carolina

In 2022, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.475 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.164% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

In the same year, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.47 and income inequality had a 0.0732% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478, meaning wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.09%)
  3. Carpooled (8.04%)

In 2022, 77.4% of workers in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.09%) and those who carpooled to work (8.04%).

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Commute Time

24.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC have a shorter commute time (24.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.78% of the workforce in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC (186k out of 1.74M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

92.8% of the population of Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC has health coverage, with 42% on employee plans, 12.9% on Medicaid, 10.2% on Medicare, 17.5% on non-group plans, and 10.2% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Virginia see 1310 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.13% decrease from the previous year (1325 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1393 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 484 patients per year.

Similarly, primary care physicians in North Carolina see 1399 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.427% decrease from the previous year (1405 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1710 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 363 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,310 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Virginia
1,399 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in North Carolina

Primary care physicians in Virginia see an average of 1,310 patients per year. This represents a 1.13% decrease from the previous year (1,325 patients).

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see an average of 1,399 patients per year. This represents a 0.427% decrease from the previous year (1,405 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Virginia and North Carolina in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.7% under 18 years, 21.4% between 18 and 34 years, 38% between 35 and 64 years, and 16% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.1% were men and 52.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.18%
Uninsured
42%
Employer Coverage
12.9%
Medicaid
10.2%
Medicare
17.5%
Non-Group
10.2%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC declined by 6.33% from 7.66% to 7.18%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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