What is the current population of Virginia Beach?

Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of Virginia Beach is 449,974. Virginia Beach, Virginia is the 44th largest city in the US.

What was the peak population of Virginia Beach?

The current population of Virginia Beach (449,974) is it's peak population.

How quickly is Virginia Beach growing?

Virginia Beach has grown 5.4% since the 2000. Virginia Beach, Virginia's growth is below average. 78% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Is Virginia Beach the biggest city in Virginia?

Yes, Virginia Beach is the biggest city in the state of Virginia based on population. The second largest city, Chesapeake, is 54% the size of Virginia Beach.

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2019 449,974 44
2018 450,189 44
2017 450,435 44
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

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
34 Fresno, California 531,576 23.4%
35 Mesa, Arizona 518,012 28.5%
36 Sacramento, California 513,624 25.5%
37 Atlanta, Georgia 506,811 20.2%
38 Kansas City, Missouri 495,327 11.9%
39 Colorado Springs, Colorado 478,221 32.0%
40 Omaha, Nebraska 478,192 16.6%
41 Raleigh, North Carolina 474,069 63.3%
42 Miami, Florida 467,963 28.8%
43 Long Beach, California 462,628 0.0%
44 Virginia Beach, Virginia 449,974 5.4%
45 Oakland, California 433,031 8.0%
46 Minneapolis, Minnesota 429,606 12.3%
47 Tulsa, Oklahoma 401,190 2.1%
48 Tampa, Florida 399,700 31.4%
49 Arlington, Texas 398,854 19.1%
50 New Orleans, Louisiana 390,144 -19.3%
51 Wichita, Kansas 389,938 10.6%
52 Bakersfield, California 384,145 56.8%
53 Cleveland, Ohio 381,009 -20.0%
54 Aurora, Colorado 379,289 36.5%

Similarly Sized Cities In Virginia

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
44 Virginia Beach 449,974 5.4%
91 Chesapeake 244,835 22.2%
92 Norfolk 242,742 3.6%
97 Richmond 230,436 16.5%

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