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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Memphis, Tennessee
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Virginia Beach is 15% less densely populated than Memphis.
People are 18% more likely to be married in Memphis.
The Median Age is 1.6 years older in Virginia Beach.

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PEOPLE
 Virginia Beach, VAMemphis, TNUnited States
 Population452,745655,770321,418,820
 Population - 2010435,996654,876308,745,538
 Population - 2000425,257650,100285,036,114
 Population - 1990393,069610,337251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now15.18%7.44%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now6.46%0.87%12.76%
 Pop. Density1,8162,08191
 Land Area2493153,531,905
 Water Area2489264,837
 Median Age34.933.337.4
 Female Population50.88%52.35%50.81%
 Male Population49.12%47.65%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Virginia Beach, VAMemphis, TNUnited States
 Age 0 to 46.68%7.55%6.36%
 Age 5 to 96.35%6.90%6.51%
 Age 10 to 146.40%6.74%6.59%
 Age 15 to 173.94%4.15%4.03%
 Age 18 to 204.09%4.71%4.35%
 Age 21 to 246.43%6.78%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3416.24%15.39%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4413.11%12.56%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5414.15%12.83%14.09%
 Age 55 to 596.18%6.38%6.57%
 Age 60 to 645.03%5.33%5.72%
 Age 65 to 746.53%5.94%7.64%
 Age 75 to 843.48%3.33%4.26%
 Age 85 and over1.39%1.41%1.85%
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 RACE
 Virginia Beach, VAMemphis, TNUnited States
 White63.59%27.43%62.77%
 Black18.58%62.61%12.24%
 Asian6.38%1.69%4.95%
 Native American0.20%0.14%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.12%0.03%0.16%
 Other0.17%0.10%0.20%
 Two or More Races3.74%1.46%2.13%
 Hispanic7.22%6.54%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic92.78%93.46%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Virginia Beach, VAMemphis, TNUnited States
 Households165,296248,320116,211,000
 Family Households114,020147,53676,958,100
 Non Family Households51,276100,78439,253,000
 Household Size2.632.582.63
 Married Population53.81%36.09%50.58%
 Single Population46.19%63.91%49.42%
 Now Married51.04%31.72%48.41%
 Married but Separated2.77%4.37%2.17%
 Never Married30.49%45.07%32.55%
 Widowed4.86%6.41%5.95%
 Divorced10.83%12.43%10.92%
 Married, w/children33.96%20.46%31.68%
 Married, no children40.19%29.17%41.44%
 Single, w/children17.10%31.53%16.94%
 Single, no children8.75%18.84%9.95%
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