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September 15, 2012

Virginia Beach – the state’s most populated city and tourist destination


Virginia Beach is an independent city located in the Hampton Roads metropolitan area of Virginia, on the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. Although Fairfax County is the most populous jurisdiction in the state of Virginia, Virginia Beach is the most populous city in the state, as well as the 39th largest city in the United States, with a population of 437,994 according to the 2010 Census[3].

Virginia Beach is the easternmost city of Hampton Roads that make up the core of the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC MSA. This area, known as “America’s First Region”, also includes the independent cities of ChesapeakeHamptonNewport News,NorfolkPortsmouth, and Suffolk, as well as other smaller cities, counties and towns of Hampton Roads.


Year incorporated as it is now: 1963

Land area: 249.02 square miles

People per square mile: 1,758.9

2000-2010 population change: 3.0 percent

Sex breakdown: 51 percent female, 49 percent male

Mean time traveling to work: 22.7 minutes

Households: 163,944

Median household income 2006-2010: $64,618

Media value of owner-occupied homes 2006-2010: $277,400


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