Latest Data (2017)
Population 450,435
Nationwide Rank 44

Quick Facts

Virginia Beach, Virginia is the 44th largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Virginia Beach, Virginia is a city.

Virginia Beach, Virginia is as large as it has ever been. In 2017 Virginia Beach had its largest population ever.

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

Virginia Beach, Virginia Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
34 Fresno, California 527,438 22.4%
35 Sacramento, California 501,901 22.6%
36 Mesa, Arizona 496,401 23.2%
37 Kansas City, Missouri 488,943 10.5%
38 Atlanta, Georgia 486,290 15.4%
39 Long Beach, California 469,450 1.5%
40 Omaha, Nebraska 466,893 13.9%
41 Raleigh, North Carolina 464,758 60.1%
42 Colorado Springs, Colorado 464,474 28.2%
43 Miami, Florida 463,347 27.5%
44 Virginia Beach, Virginia 450,435 5.6%
45 Oakland, California 425,195 6.1%
46 Minneapolis, Minnesota 422,331 10.4%
47 Tulsa, Oklahoma 401,800 2.2%
48 Arlington, Texas 396,394 18.4%
49 New Orleans, Louisiana 393,292 -18.6%
50 Wichita, Kansas 390,591 10.8%
51 Cleveland, Ohio 385,525 -19.1%
52 Tampa, Florida 385,430 26.7%
53 Bakersfield, California 380,874 55.4%
54 Aurora, Colorado 366,623 31.9%

Similarly Sized Cities In Virginia

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
44 Virginia Beach 450,435 5.6%
88 Norfolk 244,703 4.4%
92 Chesapeake 240,397 20.0%
97 Richmond 227,032 14.8%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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