Located in the southeastern corner of Virginia, where the state meets the sea, the Virginia Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) is the 38th largest in the United States, with a population of over 1.67 million.
Virginia Beach is the most populous city in Virginia and the 39th largest city in the United States, with approximately 438,000 residents. The City encompasses 307 square miles: Land 248 square miles, 59 square miles of water and 35 square 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.
To learn more about Virginia Beach, check out the Virginia Beach Community Profile. It provides a summary overview of the place, people, demographics and economy of Virginia Beach. The brochure is available for download