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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (20.5%), Retail trade (13.7%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (10.9%).
Detached houses: $372,051Here:$372,051State:$330,816
Townhouses or other attached units: $213,788Here:$213,788State:$310,878
In 2-unit structures: $516,035Here:$516,035State:$285,516
In 3-to-4-unit structures: $246,690Here:$246,690State:$242,971
In 5-or-more-unit structures: $349,860Here:$349,860State:$270,208
Mobile homes: $74,072Here:$74,072State:$37,843
Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $72,735Here:$72,735State:$92,978
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average cost (in $1000s)
McCain (Republican): 50.0%
Obama (Democratic): 49.3%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $2,236 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $2,676 (0.9%)
Area name: Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Virginia Beach city is $706 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $811 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1118 a month.
Cities in this county include: Virginia Beach.
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Neighboring counties: Currituck County, North Carolina , Chesapeake city , Norfolk city .
Unemployment by year (%)
Current college students: 26,275
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 28.1%
Number of foreign born residents: 28,276 (59% naturalized citizens)
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.9 minutes
Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 57.5%
Housing units in Virginia Beach city with a mortgage: 78,972 (11,846 second mortgage, 8,649 home equity loan, 567 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 12,770
Class of Workers
Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):
Most common first ancestries reported in Virginia Beach city (%):
11.37% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,959 average adjusted gross income)
1.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,644 average AGI)Virginia Beach city:1.09%Virginia average:0.41%
4.46% relocated from other counties in Virginia ($14,255 average AGI)
5.81% relocated from other states ($19,059 average AGI)Virginia Beach city:5.81%Virginia average:4.24%
11.93% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,930 average adjusted gross income)
0.56% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,564 average AGI)Virginia Beach city:0.56%Virginia average:0.22%
5.32% relocated to other counties in Virginia ($18,293 average AGI)
6.04% relocated to other states ($20,073 average AGI)Virginia Beach city:6.04%Virginia average:4.13%
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 5.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.6
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 43,060 (37,466 aged, 5,594 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 44.2. This is less than state average.
Mechanisms of homicide:
Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 98.9. This is less than state average.
Mechanisms of suicide:
88,636 spouses, 132,762 children (120,561 natural, 3,352 adopted, 8,849 stepchildren), 6,280 grandchildren, 2,955 brothers or sisters, 3,008 parents, 6,073 other relatives, 8,815 non-relatives
Size of family households: 40,450 2-persons, 28,619 3-persons, 26,285 4-persons, 11,304 5-persons, 4,012 6-persons, 1,457 7-or-more-persons.
Size of nonfamily households: 31,412 1-person, 8,873 2-persons, 1,756 3-persons, 368 4-persons, 72 5-persons, 19 6-persons, 8 7-or-more-persons.
89.7% of residents of Virginia Beach city speak English at home.
3.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (70% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
3.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (61% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (78% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
Population growth in Virginia Beach city
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.01 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)
Year house built
47% of Virginia Beach city residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
Out of people who lived in different houses, 47% lived in this county.
Out of people who lived in different counties, 32% lived in Virginia.
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $100,400
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Educational Attainment (%)
School Enrollment by Level of School (%)
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)
Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)
Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)
Conventional Home Purchase Loans
Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value
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