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Virginia Beach city, Virginia; Norfolk city, Virginia; Chesapeake city, Virginia; Arlington County, Virginia; Richmond city, Virginia; Newport News city, Virginia

QuickFacts provides statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more.

Table

Virginia Beach city, Virginia
Norfolk city, Virginia
Chesapeake city, Virginia
Arlington County, Virginia
Richmond city, Virginia
Newport News city, Virginia
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
457,672
235,089
251,269
232,965
226,604
184,587
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
457,672
235,089
251,269
232,965
226,604
184,587
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
459,470
238,005
249,422
238,643
226,610
186,247
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-0.4%
-1.2%
0.7%
-2.4%
0.0%
-0.9%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 459,470 238,005 249,422 238,643 226,610 186,247
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 437,994 242,803 222,209 207,627 204,214 180,719
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.3%
6.5%
6.4%
5.2%
5.8%
7.3%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.2%
19.6%
24.3%
18.2%
17.4%
23.2%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
14.2%
11.2%
13.2%
11.6%
13.1%
12.9%
Female persons, percent
50.9%
47.8%
51.1%
49.6%
52.6%
51.6%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
65.1%
46.3%
59.7%
74.0%
45.2%
46.6%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
18.8%
40.6%
29.7%
10.3%
46.1%
40.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.3%
0.3%
0.2%
0.7%
0.2%
0.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
7.1%
3.7%
3.4%
11.1%
2.1%
3.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.0%
0.1%
0.0%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
6.5%
5.9%
5.2%
3.8%
4.1%
6.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
8.4%
8.4%
6.5%
15.6%
7.1%
9.4%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
61.1%
43.1%
56.4%
60.4%
41.2%
42.1%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 58,308 24,989 27,280 12,591 11,732 19,585
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 9.7% 7.3% 6.0% 22.6% 7.3% 7.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) X X X 119,447 X X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 64.7% 43.5% 72.3% 42.5% 43.7% 48.3%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $287,400 $215,800 $286,000 $731,700 $244,200 $194,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,828 $1,590 $1,881 $3,103 $1,563 $1,518
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $617 $549 $602 $985 $593 $510
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $1,380 $1,077 $1,300 $2,005 $1,070 $1,075
Building permits, 2021 X X X 3,323 X X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 172,452 89,398 86,524 108,604 91,005 70,376
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.56 2.43 2.75 2.14 2.40 2.43
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 83.0% 75.5% 85.2% 80.0% 77.7% 83.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 12.4% 10.6% 8.5% 28.9% 9.7% 10.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 95.7% 92.1% 96.0% 96.1% 89.9% 92.4%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 91.7% 84.6% 92.1% 92.4% 78.3% 79.5%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 94.0% 88.1% 93.2% 94.9% 86.9% 91.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 37.3% 30.0% 34.6% 75.8% 41.2% 28.0%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 7.7% 10.6% 8.1% 3.6% 11.3% 12.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
8.6%
12.9%
7.8%
6.1%
13.1%
12.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 64.4% 56.4% 62.2% 77.0% 66.2% 61.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 62.4% 59.3% 60.3% 73.7% 64.0% 60.3%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,494,059 659,291 530,696 1,629,623 793,629 390,000
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 2,767,409 3,181,453 1,239,649 1,567,847 4,123,100 1,843,259
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 229,174 1,960,978 581,971 3,946,615 713,709 200,580
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 6,155,309 2,696,254 4,182,025 2,701,150 2,260,391 2,596,653
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $13,666 $11,009 $17,395 $11,485 $9,931 $14,447
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 23.6 21.4 26.3 29.1 21.8 23.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $78,136 $53,026 $81,261 $122,604 $51,421 $54,511
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $39,788 $30,706 $37,420 $73,078 $35,682 $33,670
Persons in poverty, percent
7.2%
17.8%
7.5%
6.0%
20.9%
14.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 X X X 6,404 X X
Total employment, 2020 X X X 153,519 X X
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) X X X 13,520,194 X X
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 X X X 3.6% X X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 X X X 20,880 X X
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 9,407 3,892 4,326 4,431 4,958 2,930
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 5,305 2,028 2,563 2,453 2,839 1,560
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,001 844 841 849 886 569
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,168 674 705 995 637 553
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 7,095 2,445 2,991 2,592 3,493 1,829
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,064 352 435 342 350 238
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 6,910 2,732 3,223 3,255 3,787 2,108
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 1,877.5 4,467.5 736.9 9,179.6 3,781.6 2,699.7
Population per square mile, 2010 1,758.9 4,486.3 652.0 7,993.6 3,414.7 2,630.0
Land area in square miles, 2020 244.72 53.28 338.46 26.00 59.93 68.99
Land area in square miles, 2010 249.02 54.12 340.80 25.97 59.81 68.71
FIPS Code 5182000 5157000 5116000 51013 5167000 5156000
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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