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HREDA is actively engaged in collecting and producing key data for its partners and prospective clients. With access to many industry-renowned sources, as well as working partnerships with local research organizations, the breadth of available information will clearly demonstrate why Hampton Roads is the ideal location for business.

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1.7M 1,725,000
Median Age
36 years old
Percent of Population 18-34
26 percent
Median Household Income
$54.5 thousand
Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI) 2015, ESRI Business Analyst Online (ESRI), 2015 Forecast


Civilian Labor Force
838K 838,400
% Population w/Bachelor's Degree or Higher
30 percent
% Graduates w/ STEMH Degree
31.3 percent Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, or Healthcare, '14-15
% of Population w/ Postgraduate Degree
11 percent
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), April 2016; ESRI; State Council for Higher Education; ESRI


Labor Force Participation Rate
67.2 percent
Unemployment Rate
4.5 percent
Gross Regional Product
$90.7 billion
Port of Virginia
2.5M TEUs
Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (HRPDC), 2015; BLS; Old Dominion University, Bureau of Economic Analysis; Port of Virginia, 2015


Quality of Life
Per Capita Income
$28.2 thousand
Cost of Living Composite Index
97.1 National Average = 100
Average Commute Time
24 minutes
Average Number Sunny Days
219 days
HRPDC; City Council for Community and Economic Research, Q2 2016; HRPDC; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 2014


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