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Virginia Beach Virginia, United States

Virginia Beach City is the most populous city among the cities of Common Wealth of Virginia, United States. On the southeastern coast of Common wealth, the Virginia Beach is located.  Virginia Beach is an independent city of Virginia State, United States. On July 1, 2017 the estimated population of Virginia Beach was 450,435, while in 2015 it was 452,745 and as per 2010 census Virginia Beach population was 437,994. In population ranking the Virginia Beach City rank forty one in United States of America. As per Guinness Book of world record the city hold the longest pleasure beach in the world.

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Geography of Virginia Beach:

The total area of the beach is 249 square miles on the land, while it also hold the water area which is 248 square miles. The water and land proportion of the Virginia Beach is almost equal. The height from the sea of the Virginia Beach is 12 feet’s high at its maximum.

Demographics of Virginia Beach:

The estimated population of Virginia Beach as per the July 2017 estimates is 450,435 while as per the census 2010 it was 437,994.  6.4% of the population age is below 5 Years. While under 18 Years population is 22.2%. Above 65 Year is 13.7%. The male population of the beach is 49.1% while the female population is 51.9%. The Median Age of Virginia Beach is 35.4. Foreign Born Population from 2012-2016 is 9.1%. Population per square mile in 2010 in Virginia Beach was 1758.9 per square Mile.

The racial composition of Virginia Beach is 67.8% are purely white, among them non-Hispanic is 61.7%. Black or African Americans are 20.2% while Asian alone are 7.2%.

The Housing Units as on July 2017 is 184,993. 63.2 % of the houses are occupied by the owners. The median worth of the house owned by the owner is 262,200 dollars. Median rent for a house is 1,258 dollars while 1523 permits for houses were issued in 2017. Per house hold living is 2.62 persons, while language other than English spoken is 12.1%. 93.2% of the People are high school graduate or higher while 34.2% of the people hold graduate degree or higher at the age of 25.

7.6% of the people have some physical disability, while 8.6% of the people do not have the health insurance. The median house hold income from 2012-2016 is 67,719 dollar per year while Per capita income is 2016 was 33,250 dollars. 8.3% of the people live under the line of poverty.

Crime Rate in Virginia Beach:

The Virginia Beach crime index is 28 while 100 is the safest index. That mean that Virginia Beach is safer then only 28 percent cities of United States. The number of violent crime per 1000 is 1.56 while the property crime is 21.82. A chance of becoming a victim in Virginia Beach is 1 in 641 people. While the rate in Virginia is 1 in 460. Comparatively Virginia Beach have better stats then Virginia.

VIRGINIA BEACH VIOLENT CRIMES

POPULATION: 452,602

MURDER

RAPE

ROBBERY

ASSAULT

Report Total

21

128

266

291

Rate per 1,000

0.05

0.28

0.59

0.64

UNITED STATES VIOLENT CRIMES

POPULATION: 323,127,513

MURDER

RAPE

ROBBERY

ASSAULT

Report Total

17,250

130,603

332,198

803,007

Rate per 1,000

0.05

0.4

1.03

2.49

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Climate and Virginia Beach Weather

The climate of Virginia Beach is humid and subtropical, that mean that in summer the weather is hot with humidity in atmosphere. While winter of the beach is cold and there is light snow fall in the area. There is three inches average snowfall near the southeastern corners while up to 6 inches near the airport area. The average temperature of beach is 15.3 degree Celsius. The Virginia Beach Weather on historical basis is as below

Climate data for Norfolk International Airport, Virginia (1981–2010 normal, extremes 1874–present)

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Year

Record high °F (°C)

84
(29)

82
(28)

92
(33)

97
(36)

100
(38)

102
(39)

105
(41)

105
(41)

100
(38)

95
(35)

86
(30)

82
(28)

105
(41)

Mean maximum °F (°C)

71.1
(21.7)

73.2
(22.9)

80.2
(26.8)

86.4
(30.2)

91.4
(33)

95.5
(35.3)

97.8
(36.6)

95.8
(35.4)

92.1
(33.4)

85.6
(29.8)

78.7
(25.9)

72.5
(22.5)

98.8
(37.1)

Average high °F (°C)

48.1
(8.9)

50.9
(10.5)

58.2
(14.6)

67.6
(19.8)

75.4
(24.1)

83.5
(28.6)

87.4
(30.8)

85.1
(29.5)

79.3
(26.3)

70.1
(21.2)

61.1
(16.2)

52.1
(11.2)

68.3
(20.2)

Average low °F (°C)

32.7
(0.4)

34.4
(1.3)

40.5
(4.7)

48.9
(9.4)

57.9
(14.4)

67.1
(19.5)

71.9
(22.2)

70.7
(21.5)

65.3
(18.5)

54.0
(12.2)

44.6
(7)

36.1
(2.3)

52.1
(11.2)

Mean minimum °F (°C)

17.6
(−8)

21.2
(−6)

27.2
(−2.7)

35.7
(2.1)

45.7
(7.6)

55.5
(13.1)

63.1
(17.3)

61.6
(16.4)

53.7
(12.1)

39.7
(4.3)

30.5
(−0.8)

21.7
(−5.7)

15.2
(−9.3)

Record low °F (°C)

−3
(−19)

2
(−17)

14
(−10)

23
(−5)

36
(2)

45
(7)

54
(12)

49
(9)

40
(4)

27
(−3)

17
(−8)

5
(−15)

−3
(−19)

Average precipitation inches (mm)

3.40
(86.4)

3.12
(79.2)

3.68
(93.5)

3.41
(86.6)

3.41
(86.6)

4.26
(108.2)

5.14
(130.6)

5.52
(140.2)

4.76
(120.9)

3.42
(86.9)

3.15
(80)

3.26
(82.8)

46.53
(1,181.9)

Average snowfall inches (cm)

2.4
(6.1)

2.0
(5.1)

0.2
(0.5)

trace

0
(0)

0
(0)

0
(0)

0
(0)

0
(0)

0
(0)

trace

1.2
(3)

5.8
(14.7)

Average precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in)

10.4

9.5

10.6

10.1

10.6

9.9

11.1

10.1

8.8

7.6

8.5

9.8

117.0

Average snowy days (≥ 0.1 in)

1.6

1.3

0.4

0.1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.6

4.0

Average relative humidity (%)

66.3

65.6

64.6

62.8

68.8

70.6

73.3

75.2

74.4

72.1

68.5

67.0

69.1

Mean monthly sunshine hours

171.5

175.2

229.3

252.8

271.7

280.1

278.3

260.4

231.4

208.3

175.7

160.4

2,695.1

Percent possible sunshine

56

58

62

64

62

64

62

62

62

60

57

53

61

Swiming at virginia Beach

Tourist Activities in Virginia Beach:

15.2 Million Tourists visited Virginia Beach City in year 2016. An average visitor spent 1,955 dollars and 7.1 Million visitor are overnight visitor while 8.1 Million visitors are day visitors. So tourism is a big industry in the Virginia Beach. Out of them 2.4 Million visitors are from abroad and these visitors belongs to almost all part of the world. The most, around 39% of the tourist belong to Eastern Europe which had visited the Virginia Beach. The tourism industry of the Virginia Beach is expanding day by day. In 2016 a record spending of 1.49 billion dollars are noted which is higher by 6.2% of spending of 2015.

The local tax paid by the people of Virginia Beach in 2016 is was 59.5 Million dollars. The growth in tax rate was 8.2 Percent. The state tax receipt show total of 72.5 Million dollar with an increase of 8.2 percent. The tourism jobs in Virginia Beach was increased by 5.6 percent which increase the payroll by 8.5 percent.

Virginia Beach is known for its amazing beaches, it’s not only a beach but also have a lot of activities for tourists.  The below is some of activities for the tourist in Virginia Beach.

Virginia Beach Aquarium and Marine Science Center

Virginia Beach Aquarium and Marine Science Center:

After so much fun and busy day at beach the Aquarium of Virginia Beach is best place to visit. It is located on the shore of Owls Creek. The overall aquarium is beautifully placed and look is pretty good. This Aquarium is home of wonder full species that include the Komodo dragon and a rare species of crocodile Tomistoma. People know this crocodile of Virginia Beach Aquarium as Gorilla.

Not only this, the aquarium is house for many wonderful sea creatures which include sharks, stingrays, seals, seals and many others. This aquarium is equipped with a very well maintained 3D cinema. This aquarium also give a view how Virginia look like thousands of year ago.

The First Landing State Park Virginia Beach

The First Landing State Park, Virginia Beach:

For the tourist this park is of great attraction because it provide a multiple options to tourists. A tourist can book a cabin in this park to stay or can lie on beach or hike in the forest. No only this visitors can learn the history of old colonists and can camp in the forest beside beach. The wide beach stretches for 1.5 miles along Chesapeake Bay, and behind here, set in the scrubby vegetation that lines the waterfront, are ocean-facing campsites. Each of the trails offers a unique sight. Jet Ski, paddle board, boat, and kayak rentals are available in the park for those who want to get out and enjoy some water sports.

Back Bay Sunset

Back Bay Wild life Refuge, Virginia Beach:

The Back Bay wild life refuge consist of 9000 acres of beach area. It is located behind the Sand bridge Beach. The area consist of forest, fresh water marshes, beach and dunes. This is a refuge place for the important migratory birds. Visitors can also visit this beautiful land.

Minatory aviation Museum, Virginia Beach:

This museum contain the aircraft's from the World War 1 and World War 2. The aircraft's are from around the world. The number of aircraft's on display is 60. These are flight worthy aircraft's and purpose of this museum is not only to display them but to make them worth fly.

Water adventures at Virginia Beach

Water adventures at Virginia Beach:

The beach is located on the coast, so it make it a very good place for the water adventure. Tourist can book a boat for Whale sighting and other creature or book a water aircraft. But must remember Whale watching season is only from January to end of February. Aquarium and marine research center also provide the facility for the Whale and Dolphin sighting. No worry to book a Jet Ski or other water resources of travel as it is available on multiple places.

Cape Henry Lighthouse in Virginia Beach

Cape Henry Lighthouse in Virginia Beach:

The first United States Government funded light house is Cape Henry Lighthouse. It was built in 1792 on Chesapeake Bay. It’s a tall standing structure, where visitors are allowed to climb at the top for the view of area around. With the old light house in 1800s a new light house is build, and now both of them together make a wonderful view. As the area is military area so you must have to submit your identity for reaching the light house.

false cap state park

False Cape Start Park, Virginia Beach:

This wonderful park is located on the southern side of Virginia Beach. Hiking and biking is an option for the traveler who visit this Park. The Park is open for private camping throughout the year. The park don’t have a road, so visitors like to visit on bikes if they come for the day trip. No road access of park give the park a look of remote area.

Virginia Beach Map:

Vriginia Beach Map United States is attached below!

Virginia Beach Map

 Virginia Beach Hotels

If you are in Virginia beach and need a place to stay you have multiple options of stay as per your requirements. You can book a hotel or a resort which is most popular way of accommodation. Still there is many other options available to stay. These options includes, Vocations home rentals, Bread and breakfast rooms, Camping and Cabins etc. It is always a choice of user to select which fit them most depending on budget and space requirements. 

Hotel in Virginia Beach

There is a very large number of hotels available on Virginia Beach. These hotels are of different classes and charge different. Some of the best Virginia Beach Hotels are as below:

Comfort Inn & Suites Oceanfront

This hotel is located in ocean front district. The address of Comfort Inn is 2015 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451. The hotel consist of total eighty three rooms. All of these rooms are well equipped with microwave, refrigerators and coffee makers. The Hotel have single queen size bed rooms with a queen size sleeper sofa. The other rooms have two queen size sleeping bed rooms. Two separate rooms and a balcony is also available for visitors. The breakfast is a part of the room booking and will not charge a visitor with extra money. The hotel have a free parking for each visitor. More over hotel have a spa and fitness room for those who are staying. The hotel is located on a well populated place so other restaurants and shopping centers are easy to accessible. 

Beach Quarters by Diamond Resorts

 These resorts are also located in Ocean front District. The Address of Hotel Beach Quarter is 501 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451. One-bedroom suites that sleep up to six, and a full kitchen and queen sleeper sofa in living room, make it a great choice for families vacationing for a week or more.

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