The land area of Virginia Beach city, VA was 249 in 2017.

Land Area

Water Area

Land area is a measurement providing the size, in square miles, of the land portions of geographic entities for which the Census Bureau tabulates and disseminates data. Area is calculated from the specific boundary recorded for each entity in the Census Bureau's geographic database. Land area is based on current information in the TIGER® data base, calculated for use with Census 2010.

Water Area figures include inland, coastal, Great Lakes, and territorial sea water. Inland water consists of any lake, reservoir, pond, or similar body of water that is recorded in the Census Bureau's geographic database. It also includes any river, creek, canal, stream, or similar feature that is recorded in that database as a two- dimensional feature (rather than as a single line). The portions of the oceans and related large embayments (such as Chesapeake Bay and Puget Sound), the Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean Sea that belong to the United States and its territories are classified as coastal and territorial waters; the Great Lakes are treated as a separate water entity. Rivers and bays that empty into these bodies of water are treated as inland water from the point beyond which they are narrower than 1 nautical mile across. Identification of land and inland, coastal, territorial, and Great Lakes waters is for data presentation purposes only and does not necessarily reflect their legal definitions.

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Geographic and Area Datasets Involving Virginia Beach city, VA

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    Police Incident Reports | Last Updated 2019-10-20T17:45:45.000Z

    This dataset includes information about incidents where the police department responds to an offense and a report of crime is generated. This dataset excludes incidents assigned to 14 of the 152 Incident Based Reporting Codes (IBR). The specific IBR codes excluded are: 'runaway', 'death investigation', 'death, accidental', 'death, drowning', 'death, suicide', 'death, auto fatality', 'attempted suicide', 'officer involved shooting, death', 'officer involved shooting, no death', 'missing person', 'lost property', 'habitual offender', 'other non-reportable offenses', and 'SVU information only'.

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    Police Calls for Service | Last Updated 2019-10-19T12:25:04.000Z

    This dataset includes information on calls for service to the Virginia Beach Police Department. Calls for service are requests from citizens for police assistance. Calls can range from minor problems in the neighborhood (traffic complaints, loud neighbors, and graffiti) to the most serious crimes (burglaries, robberies, and homicides). Call descriptions are based upon the information received at the time of dispatch.

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    Operating Expense Budget Virginia Beach | Last Updated 2019-06-24T15:14:17.000Z

    Expenditure Budget for the City of Virginia Beach

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    Annual Volunteer Count and Hours | Last Updated 2019-01-08T22:01:17.000Z

    City of Virginia Beach Volunteer counts are the number of individuals that served/provided volunteer hours as assigned per the department. The Volunteer hours are for non-paid/volunteer service provided to the City.

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    Citizen Satisfaction Survey | Last Updated 2018-03-05T16:05:46.000Z

    Multi-Year Citizen Satisfaction Survey results

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    Operating Revenue Budget Virginia Beach | Last Updated 2019-06-24T15:11:36.000Z

    Revenue Budget for the City of Virginia Beach

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    Business Licenses | Last Updated 2019-04-17T20:41:03.000Z

    This dataset provides information about all new business licenses issued in the City of Virginia Beach. This dataset does not include business license information regarding renewals for existing businesses.

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    Address Information | Last Updated 2019-10-18T11:43:57.000Z

    The Address Information Resource is a compilation of information related to active and pending addresses in the City of Norfolk. It provides a consolidated source to allow for quick and easy access to information about an address including details related to school districts, municipal services, planning, public safety, and civic leadership. It is one of the main data resources that provides content for the Norfolk AIR website (

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    Beach Water Quality Test Results | Last Updated 2019-09-30T12:28:46.000Z

    This dataset provides water quality results from tests conducted weekly at fixed locations by the Department of Public Health during the swimming season (May-September). 10 ml samples of beach water are diluted with 90 ml of deionized water for a total sample volume of 100 ml. The samples are then tested for enterococci bacteria and if levels exceed 104 colony forming units (cfu)/ 100 ml of water, a swimming advisory is issued. If a swimming advisory is issued, the site is tested daily until bacteria levels are below the 10 cfu threshold.

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    Purchasing Contracts | Last Updated 2019-10-14T07:45:14.000Z