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Welcome to Virginia Beach ...

A typical abbreviation for Virginia Beach: Virginia Bch.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Virginia Beach has a population of 449,974 people<1> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Virginia Beach.

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

The area code for Virginia Beach: (757)

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 449,974 people. This is an increase of 2.74% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.81% 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.

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.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Virginia Beach was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Virginia Beach on our Genealogy Page.

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.

  • Norfolk [Norfolk City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norfolk
    • Norfolk [Norfolk City] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the west of Virginia Beach
    • Estimated population in 2019: 242,742 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norfolk
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norfolk<4>
  • Portsmouth [Portsmouth City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portsmouth
    • Portsmouth [Portsmouth City] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the west of Virginia Beach
    • Estimated population in 2019: 94,398 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portsmouth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Portsmouth<4>
  • Cape Henry Village [Virginia Beach City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cape Henry Village
    • Cape Henry Village [Virginia Beach City] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the north of Virginia Beach
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cape Henry Village have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cape Henry Village
  • Thalia Village [Virginia Beach City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thalia Village
    • Thalia Village [Virginia Beach City] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the west of Virginia Beach
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thalia Village have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thalia Village
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Sandbridge Beach [Virginia Beach City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandbridge Beach
      • Sandbridge Beach [Virginia Beach City] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the south of Virginia Beach
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandbridge Beach
    • Aragona Village [Virginia Beach City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aragona Village
      • Aragona Village [Virginia Beach City] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the west of Virginia Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aragona Village have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aragona Village
    • Pocahontas Village [Virginia Beach City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pocahontas Village
      • Pocahontas Village [Virginia Beach City] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the west of Virginia Beach
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pocahontas Village
    • Pungo [Virginia Beach City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pungo
      • Pungo [Virginia Beach City] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the south of Virginia Beach
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pungo
    • Kempsville Gardens [Virginia Beach City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kempsville Gardens
      • Kempsville Gardens [Virginia Beach City] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the west of Virginia Beach
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kempsville Gardens
    • Burtons [Virginia Beach City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burtons
      • Burtons [Virginia Beach City] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the west of Virginia Beach
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burtons

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 ...

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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>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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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 BeachOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Virginia Beach. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.8520, Longitude: -75.9774    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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