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Welcome to Virginia Beach ...



While we don't have a date for the founding of Virginia Beach, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

A typical abbreviation for Virginia Beach: Virginia Bch.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Virginia Beach has a population of 450,766 people<1> (see below for details).

The coastal city of Virginia Beach is near sea level<2>.

Time Zone: Virginia Beach lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Virginia Beach is within the (757) area code.

Websites for Virginia Beach ...

Official Website:   www.vbgov.com/

Junior League:   www.jlnvb.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Virginia Beach had an population of 450,766 people. This is an increase of 2.92% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Virginia Beach had a population of 437,994 people.

The population of Virginia Beach represents 5.47% of the population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 437,994 people, the population of Virginia Beach increased 3% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 425,257 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Virginia Beach.

Communities Also Named Virginia Beach ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Virginia Beach - it's located in Ontario.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Virginia Beach.

Communities near Virginia Beach ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Virginia Beach.

  • Norfolk
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
  • Portsmouth
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
  • Cape Henry Village
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cape Henry Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cape Henry Village
    • Cape Henry Village is located in Virginia Beach City
  • Nimmo
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nimmo have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nimmo
    • Nimmo is located in Virginia Beach City
  • Thalia Village
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thalia Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thalia Village
    • Thalia Village is located in Virginia Beach City
  • Sandbridge Beach
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandbridge Beach
    • Sandbridge Beach is located in Virginia Beach City
  • Aragona Village
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aragona Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aragona Village
    • Aragona Village is located in Virginia Beach City
  • Pocahontas Village
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pocahontas Village
    • Pocahontas Village is located in Virginia Beach City
  • Pungo
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pungo
    • Pungo is located in Virginia Beach City
  • Kempsville Gardens
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kempsville Gardens
    • Kempsville Gardens is located in Virginia Beach City

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Virginia Beach. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Virginia Beach.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Virginia Beach. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Virginia Beach.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Virginia Beach. Our list includes 16 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Virginia Beach.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Virginia Beach ...

Looking for more information about Virginia Beach? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Virginia Beach, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Virginia Beach.

Adding Virginia Beach to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Virginia Beach in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Virginia Beach was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Virginia Beach.

The official website for Virginia Beach: www.vbgov.com/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Virginia Beach.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Virginia Beach - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.









 

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