A large city located in Virginia, Virginia Beach has approximately 450,000 residents. At an average age of just over 37, the city's residents skew younger than most cities in Virginia. Home ownership is more common than renting in Virginia Beach, and 36% of residents rent. The average rent is just above the state average of $1,285/month.
With an average commute time of about 26 minutes, faster than most cities in Virginia, Virginia Beach residents are well aware that it isn't overly time-consuming to travel to work. Many residents (48%) drive to work, while public transportation isn't used much. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.
There are three primary industries in Virginia Beach: retail, healthcare, and entertainment. Combined, these industries account for 19% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's residents work in sales, as 9% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any profession. With an average annual income of nearly $84,000, Virginia Beach workers earn about $5,000 less than the average Virginia resident. Virginia Beach, however, compares more favorably to the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average (19%), Virginia Beach has a relatively large percentage of residents older than 25 with a Bachelor's or Associate's degree (22%). Additionally, 7% have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree.