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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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1.75M 1,752,000
Median Age
36 years old
Percent of Population 18-34
27.1 percent
Median Household Income
$58.6 thousand
Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI) 2016, ESRI Business Analyst Online (ESRI), 2016 Forecast


Civilian Labor Force
830K 830,400
% Population w/Bachelor's Degree or Higher
30.9 percent
% Graduates w/ STEMH Degree
31.3 percent Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, or Healthcare, '14-15
% of Population w/ Postgraduate Degree
12.1 percent
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), January 2017; ESRI; State Council for Higher Education; ESRI 2016 Forecast


Labor Force Participation Rate
66.8 percent
Unemployment Rate
4.7 percent
Gross Regional Product
$95.7 billion
Port of Virginia
2.6M TEUs
Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (HRPDC), 2016; BLS January 2017; Old Dominion University, Bureau of Economic Analysis; Port of Virginia, 2016


Quality of Life
Per Capita Income
$29.3 thousand
Cost of Living Composite Index
99.4 National Average = 100
Average Commute Time
24 minutes
Average Number Sunny Days
219 days
ESRI 2016 Forecast; City Council for Community and Economic Research, Q3 2016; HRPDC; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 2014


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