Virginia's second congressional district encompasses all of the Eastern Shore (Accomack and Northampton Counties), parts of the cities of Norfolk and Hampton, and the entire City of Virginia Beach. Home to Hampton Roads, one of the United States' best natural harbors, it has the largest concentration of military personnel of any congressional district in the nation and contains the largest naval base in the world, Naval Station Norfolk.
City of Hampton page
City of Virginia Beach page
City of Norfolk page
Accomack County page
Northampton County page
Naval Station Norfolk page
Commonwealth of Virginia page
Visiting Hampton Roads/Tidewater
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About District 2:
Total Population: 652,514
Registered Voters: 390.320
Area Size: 2,776 sq. miles
Ethnicity: 64.9% White, 21.9% African-American, 5.7% Hispanc, 4.5% Asian, 0.3% Native American, 0.6% Other
Median Income: $56,952
Median Home Value: $233,900
Second District Workforce:
Private Sector: 63.9%
Government Sector: 31.7%
Blue collar: 20.6%
White Collar: 57.7%
Recent Unemployment Data:
Hampton Roads Region: 6.5% (as of April 2011) – not seasonally adjusted
Virginia Unemployment: 5.8% (as of April 2011) – not seasonally adjusted
U.S. Unemployment: 9.1% (as of May 2011) – seasonally adjusted
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