Virginia’s 8th Senate District

Virginia’s 8th Senate District:

Virginia Beach is the most populous city in Virginia and the 39th largest city in the United States, with approximately 450,000 residents. The City encompasses 307 miles: Land 248 miles, 59 square miles of water and 38 miles of beaches.

Virginia Beach has a unique environment. Within minutes, residents and visitors have access to the popular oceanfront resort area, bountiful wildlife preserves and parks, a vibrant financial district, urban amenities, pastoral rural areas, distinctive cultural centers and museums, a variety of military facilities, and neighborhoods as diverse as the people who call the city home.

Located in the Southeastern corner of the state, Virginia Beach is about a 3.5 hour car ride to Washington, D.C., and within a day’s drive or less from two-thirds of the U.S. population. Its strategic mid-Atlantic location along the ocean and Chesapeake Bay is strengthened by a superior multimodal transportation network through which both U.S and international markets are easily accessed. ​

With its 38-plus miles of beaches and almost 80 miles of scenic waterways, Virginia Beach is a vibrant East Coast city that nurtures a healthy mix of industry, attractions and people.​​​

Population – 198,279
Median Household Income – $64,600.00
Households – 75,249


71.4% White
17.9% Black
7.0% Hispanic
0.8% American Indian
6.1% Asian
0.2% Hawaiian
2.4% Other
1.1% Two or More Races

Workers by Sector

Private 63.4%
Local Government 9.3%
Fed. Government 9.1%
Non-Profit 6.3%
Sole Proprietor 4.8%
Self-Employed 4.3%
State Government 1.9%
Unpaid Family 0.1%

Major Industries

Other Services

Leading Occupations

Sales and Related Management
Food Service

Education Levels (25+)

Doctorate 0.7%
Professional 2.3%
Master’s 8.4%
Bachelor’s 22.1%
Associate’s 9.9%
Some College 28.2%
High School 22.6%
Some High School 4.0%

Local Resources

City of Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach EMS
Virginia Beach Public Libraries
Virginia Beach Public Schools
Hampton Roads Transit
Dominion Energy
Hampton Roads Sanitation District
Virginia Natural Gas