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Welcome to Virginia Beach ...

The location of Virginia Beach has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

A typical abbreviation for Virginia Beach: Virginia Bch.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Virginia Beach has a population of 450,189 people<2> (see below for details).

The coastal city of Virginia Beach is near sea level<3>.

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

Virginia Beach lies within the (757) area code.

Websites for Virginia Beach ...

Official Website:   www.vbgov.com/

Junior League:   www.jlnvb.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Virginia Beach had an population of 450,189 people. This is an increase of 2.78% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.86% 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 total 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 have 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.

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    • Norfolk [Norfolk City]

      • Norfolk [Norfolk City] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the west of Virginia Beach
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norfolk
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    • Cape Henry Village [Virginia Beach City]

      • Cape Henry Village [Virginia Beach City] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the north of Virginia Beach
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cape Henry Village
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    • Thalia Village [Virginia Beach City]

      • Thalia Village [Virginia Beach City] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the west of Virginia Beach
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thalia Village
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    • Aragona Village [Virginia Beach City]

      • Aragona Village [Virginia Beach City] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the west of Virginia Beach
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aragona Village
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    • Pocahontas Village [Virginia Beach City]

      • Pocahontas Village [Virginia Beach City] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the west of Virginia Beach
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pocahontas Village
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    • Pungo [Virginia Beach City]

      • Pungo [Virginia Beach City] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the south of Virginia Beach
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pungo
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    • Kempsville Gardens [Virginia Beach City]

      • Kempsville Gardens [Virginia Beach City] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the west of Virginia Beach
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kempsville Gardens
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    • Burtons [Virginia Beach City]

      • Burtons [Virginia Beach City] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the west of Virginia Beach
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burtons
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    • New Town [Norfolk City] (Historic)

      • New Town [Norfolk City] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the west of Virginia Beach
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Town
    • Westview Village [Virginia Beach City]

      • Westview Village [Virginia Beach City] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the west of Virginia Beach
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westview Village
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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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Virginia

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Virginia Beach.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Virginia Beach - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Virginia Beach) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Virginia Beach. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Virginia Beach

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Virginia Beach. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.8529, Longitude: -75.9780       In this case, the coordinates for Virginia Beach have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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