Virginia Beach Demographics

data.vbgov.com | Last Updated 12 Oct 2017

This dataset provides demographic information from the American Community Survey about residents of Virginia Beach. This data was originally provided in the executive summary of the City of Virginia Beach’s Operating Budget.

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This dataset has the following 52 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
Yearyearcalendar_dateThe year of the American Community Survey or Census which the data is coming from.
MalemalepercentThe percent of residents who are male.
FemalefemalepercentThe percent of residents who are female.
Under 18under_18percentThe percent of residents who are under the age of 18.
65 and Over_65_and_overpercentThe percent of residents who are 65 or older.
Peak Earning Yearspeak_earning_yearspercentThe percent of residents who are between the ages of 35 and 54 which are classified as the peak earning years.
Median Agemedian_agenumberThe median age of Virginia Beach residents.
Dependency Populationdependency_populationpercentThe percent of residents under 18 and 65 or older. These age ranges are the most likely to be legally dependent on others.
WhitewhitepercentThe percent of residents having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa. It includes people who indicate their race as ‘white’ or report entries such as Irish, German, Italian, Lebanese, Arab, Moroccan, or Caucasian.
Black / African Americanblack_african_americanpercentThe percent of residents having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa. It includes people who indicate their race as ‘black or African American’ or report entries such as African American, Kenyan, Nigerian, or Haitian.
American Indian / Alaskan Nativeamerican_indian_alaskan_nativepercentThe percent of residents having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America) and who maintain tribal affiliation or community attachment. This category includes people who indicate their race as ‘American Indian or Alaska Native’ or report entries such as Navajo, Blackfeet, Inupiat, Yup’ik, or Central American Indian groups, or South American Indian groups.
Asian / Hawaiian / Pacificasian_hawaiian_pacificpercentThe percent of residents having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, other Pacific islands, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam. It includes people who indicate their race as ‘Asian Indian’, ‘Chinese’, ‘Filipino’, ‘Korean’, ‘Japanese’, ‘Vietnamese’, ‘Other Asian’, ‘Native Hawaiian’, ‘Guamanian or Chamorro’, ‘Samoan’, ‘Other Pacific Islander’, or provide other detailed Asian or Pacific Islander responses.
Other Raceother_racepercentThe percent of residents not included in the ‘white’, ‘black or African American’, ‘American Indian or Alaska Native’, ‘Asian’, or ‘Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander’ race categories. Respondents reporting entries such as multiracial, mixed, interracial, or a Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish group (for example, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, or Spanish) in response to the race question are included in this category.
Two or More Racestwo_or_more_racespercentThe percent of residents who have chosen to identify with two or more races.
HispanichispanicpercentThe percent of residents having origins as Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish.
Family Householdsfamily_householdspercentThe percent of households that consist of a householder and one or more other people living in the same home who are related to the householder by birth, marriage, or adoption.
Married Couple Familymarried_couple_familypercentThe percent of households in which the householder and their spouse are listed as members of the same household.
Female Head of Householdfemale_head_of_householdpercentThe percent of households which consist of a family with a female householder and no spouse present.
Households with Children Under 18households_with_children_under_18percentThe percent of households with children under the age of 18 present.
OwnersownerspercentThe percent of households occupied by the owner or co-owner, even if it is mortgaged or not fully paid for.
RentersrenterspercentThe percent of households not occupied by the owner, whether they are rented or occupied without payment of rent.
Average Household Sizeaverage_household_sizenumberObtained by dividing the total number of people in households by the number of households.
Average Family Sizeaverage_family_sizenumberObtained by dividing the number of people in families by the total number of families.
Health Insurance Coveragehealth_insurance_coveragepercentPercent of individuals covered by health insurance which includes all plans and programs that provide comprehensive health coverage.
Single, Never Marriedsingle_never_marriedpercentPercent of all people who have never been married, including people whose only marriage(s) was annulled.
MarriedmarriedpercentPercent of all people who were married at the time of the survey.
SeparatedseparatedpercentPercent of all people who are legally separated or otherwise absent from their spouse because of marital discord and have not obtained a divorce.
WidowedwidowedpercentPercent of all people that have not been remarried after a spouse died.
DivorceddivorcedpercentPercent of all people who are legally divorced and who have not remarried.
Median Household Incomemedian_household_incomemoneyThe amount that divides the number of household incomes into two groups, half having an income above that amount, and half having an income below that amount.
Median Family Incomemedian_family_incomemoneyThe amount that divides the number of family incomes into two groups, half having an income above that amount, and half having an income below that amount.
Per Capita Incomeper_capita_incomemoneyThe amount of income obtained by dividing the total income of all residents by the population.
Persons in Povertypersons_in_povertypercentThe percent of all people whose income falls below the poverty threshold for individuals established by the Census Bureau. This threshold varies by year and by the age of the individuals.
Families in Povertyfamilies_in_povertypercentThe percent of families whose income falls below the poverty threshold established by the Census Bureau.
Children Under 18 in Povertychildren_under_18_in_povertypercentThe percent of children under the age of 18 that fall below the poverty threshold based on the type of household they are in.
65 and Over in Poverty_65_and_over_in_povertypercentThe percent of people 65 and over that fall below the poverty threshold based on the type of household they are in.
Female Head of Household in Povertyfemale_head_of_household_in_povertypercentThe percent of female heads of household that fall below the poverty threshold.
Female Householder with Children in Povertyfemale_householder_with_children_in_povertypercentThe percent of female householders with children that fall below the poverty threshold.
Owner Housing Expenses Exceeding 30% of Incomeowner_housing_expenses_exceeding_30_of_incomepercentThe percent of owners whose housing expenses meet the criteria of being housing cost burdened which is defined as housing costs exceeding 30% of their gross income.
Renter Housing Expenses Exceeding 30% of Incomerenter_housing_expenses_exceeding_30_of_incomepercentThe percent of renters whose housing expenses meet the criteria of being housing cost burdened which is defined as housing costs exceeding 30% of their gross income.
Homeowners Mortgage Freehomeowners_mortgage_freepercentThe percent of all homeowners who do not have a mortgage on their property.
High School Graduationhigh_school_graduationpercentThe percent of people whose highest degree is a high school diploma or its equivalent, people who attended college but did not receive a degree, and people who received an associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, or professional or doctorate degree. People who reported completing the 12th grade but not receiving a diploma are not included.
College Graduationcollege_graduationpercentThe percent of people whose highest degree is a bachelor’s and people who received a master’s or professional or doctorate degree.
Civilian Labor Force Participation Ratecivilian_labor_force_participation_ratepercentThe percent of people in the labor force which are employed in the civilian sector.
Civilian Female Labor Force Participation Ratecivilian_female_labor_force_participation_ratepercentThe percent of females in the labor force which are employed in the civilian sector.
Labor Force in Armed Forceslabor_force_in_armed_forcespercentThe percent of people in the labor force which are employed in the armed forces.
UnemployedunemployedpercentThe percent of people in the labor force which are unemployed.
Commute Driving Alonecommute_driving_alonepercentThe percent of people who commute to work alone in a personal vehicle.
Commute with Car Poolcommute_with_car_poolpercentThe percent of people who commute to work with others in a personal vehicle.
Commute with Public Transportationcommute_with_public_transportationpercentThe percent of people who commute to work using any type of public transportation such as Hampton Roads Transit.
Work from Homework_from_homepercentThe percent of people who work from home and therefore do not have to commute to work.
Mean Travel Timemean_travel_timenumberThe average time in minutes for individuals to commute to work each day.