Latest Data (2016)
Population 452,602
Nationwide Rank 43

Quick Facts

Virginia Beach, Virginia is the 43rd largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Virginia Beach, Virginia is a city.

Virginia Beach, Virginia is as large as it has ever been. In 2016 Virginia Beach had its largest population ever.

Virginia Beach, Virginia's growth is below average. 75% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Virginia Beach, Virginia Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
33 Tucson, Arizona 530,706 8.4%
34 Fresno, California 522,053 21.2%
35 Sacramento, California 495,234 21.0%
36 Mesa, Arizona 484,587 20.2%
37 Kansas City, Missouri 481,420 8.8%
38 Atlanta, Georgia 472,522 12.1%
39 Long Beach, California 470,130 1.7%
40 Colorado Springs, Colorado 465,101 28.4%
41 Raleigh, North Carolina 458,880 58.1%
42 Miami, Florida 453,579 24.8%
43 Virginia Beach, Virginia 452,602 6.1%
44 Omaha, Nebraska 446,970 9.0%
45 Oakland, California 420,005 4.8%
46 Minneapolis, Minnesota 413,651 8.1%
47 Tulsa, Oklahoma 403,090 2.6%
48 Arlington, Texas 392,772 17.3%
49 New Orleans, Louisiana 391,495 -19.0%
50 Wichita, Kansas 389,902 10.6%
51 Cleveland, Ohio 385,809 -19.0%
52 Tampa, Florida 377,165 24.0%
53 Bakersfield, California 376,380 53.6%

Similarly Sized Cities In Virginia

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
43 Virginia Beach 452,602 6.1%
88 Norfolk 245,115 4.6%
92 Chesapeake 237,940 18.8%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2016 452,602 43
2015 452,745 41
2014 450,980 40
2013 448,479 39
2012 447,021 39
2011 443,033 39
2010 437,994 39
2009 433,575 41
2008 432,228 42
2007 434,138 42
2006 437,206 42
2005 437,464 42
2004 439,048 42
2003 435,796 41
2002 430,520 41
2001 427,590 40
2000 426,534 39
1990 393,089 39
1980 262,199 56
1970 172,106 78