The 2nd District of VA

Virginia’s Second Congressional District
  • School Enrollment Estimate
    • 3 years and over enrolled in school – 188,650
    • Nursery school, preschool – 12,417
    • Kindergarten – 7,991
    • Elementary school (grades 1-8) – 68,194
    • High school (grades 9-12) – 33,572
    • College or graduate school – 66,476
  • Educational Attainment Estimate Population 25 years and over 489,863
    • Less than 9th grade – 12,838
    • 9th to 12th grade, no diploma – 29,104
    • High school graduate (includes equivalency) – 114,049
    • Some college, no degree – 127,049
    • Associate’s degree – 48,105
    • Bachelor’s degree – 101,068
    • Graduate or professional degree – 57,650
    • Percent high school graduate or higher – 91.4%
    • Percent bachelor’s degree or higher – 32.4%
2nd District Facts

  • Population – 732,346
    • Male – 365, 647
    • Female – 366, 699
  • Workforce (Over age 16) – 591,370
    • In labor force – 406,396
    • Unemployed – 22,181
    • Not in labor force – 184, 974
    • Unemployment rate – 6.1%
  • Total housing units – 308,304
    • Occupied housing units 274,587
    • Vacant housing units 33,717
    • Homeowner vacancy rate 2.5%
    • Rental vacancy rate 6.0%
  • Income and Benefits
  • (In 2014 inflation-adjusted dollars)
    Estimate Total households – 274,587

    • Less than $10,000 – 13,772
    • $10,000 to $14,999 – 9,551
    • $15,000 to 24,999 – 20,487
    • $25,000 to $34,999 – 25,810
    • $35,000 to $49,999 – 39,594
    • $50,000 to $74,999 – 54,544
    • $75,000 to $99,999 – 41,548
    • $100,000 to $149,999 – 40,598
    • $150,000 to $199,999 – 16,260
    • $200,000 or more – 12,423
  • Median household income (dollars) – $61,484
  • Mean household income (dollars) – $77,702

Congressman Scott Rigell

Rep._Scott_Rigell_Official_PhotocompressedScott Rigell was elected to represent Virginia’s Second Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives in November 2010 and is serving in his third term. He currently serves on the influential House Committee on Appropriations. Scott has previously served on two committees important to our district and our nation: House Armed Services and the Budget Committee.

Since taking office in January 2011, Congressman Rigell has made creating jobs, strengthening our military, controlling federal spending, and changing Congress his most urgent priorities.

Representing the nation’s largest military district, Rigell is working to preserve our region’s unique military assets and support our men and women in uniform. Rigell was instrumental in the successful effort to keep all East Coast aircraft carriers based in Norfolk. Rigell also introduced language improving the maintenance of military housing, later included in the FY2013 National Defense Authorization Act, which the President signed into law in early 2013.

As a congressional reformer and co-founder of the Fix Congress Now Caucus, Rigell is leading by example. He declined federal health care and pension benefits and will return more than $200,000 of his three consecutive two-year salaries back to the U.S. Treasury. Additionally, he introduced the Lead by Example Act that would prevent Members of Congress from receiving taxpayer-funded matches to their retirement plans unless Congress passes a budget and reduces the deficit. He has also committed to serve no more than six terms in the United States House of Representatives.

Rigell has been proud to see such uncommon success as a new legislator. With strong bipartisan support, the House and Senate passed Rigell’s Drywall Safety Act of 2012, which was signed into law by the President in early 2013. This legislation sets chemical standards for domestic and imported drywall; establishes remediation guidelines for disposal of all drywall; and expresses a Sense of Congress that China must be held accountable for the damage this product has already caused in our community and across America.

Consistent with his efforts to create jobs for Virginia through energy independent policies, Congressman Rigell introduced legislation, passed by the House of Representatives, which would create more than 25,000 jobs and reduce our dependence on foreign oil.

Rigell is deeply concerned about maintaining a clear separation of powers between the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government and introduced legislation that protects Congress’ war powers and prevents current and future presidents from overreaching into legislative business.

Prior to his election to Congress, Rigell was a successful entrepreneur, business owner, and community leader. The founder of Freedom Automotive, Rigell and his wife, Teri, previously owned automobile dealerships in Chesapeake, Hampton, Norfolk and Virginia Beach.

Rigell served six years in the United States Marine Corps Reserve, rising to the rank of Sergeant before receiving an honorable discharge. He earned his B.B.A. from Mercer University and his M.B.A. from Regent University.

Rigell and his wife are the proud parents of four grown children: Lindsey, Mallory, Justus and Shannon. They are delighted to have three sons-in-law, one daughter-in-law, and four grandchildren, Parks, Reese, Cade, and O.E. IV.

District Offices
Washington, DC
418 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4215
Fax: (202) 225-4218
Virginia Beach
4772 Euclid Rd., Suite E
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Phone: (757) 687-8290
Fax: (757) 687-8298
Eastern Shore
36312 Lankford Hwy., Suite 5
Belle Haven, VA 23306
Phone: (757) 442-4790
Fax: (757) 442-4793
1100 Exploration Way
Suite 302 R
Hampton, VA 23666
Phone: (757) 687-8290
Fax: (757) 687-8298

The USS Wisconsin (BB-64) serves as a museum in downtown Norfolk.
The USS Wisconsin (BB-64) serves as a museum in downtown Norfolk.

It would be difficult to find a region of the country that is more diverse in so many ways than the Second Congressional District of Virginia. The Second District is steeped in a rich history that begins at the very founding of our national history and continues as our nation has grown, expanded and changed with the times.

You can find agriculture, the highest concentration of military veterans, biomedical research, ship repair, schools and colleges of national and world renown as well as being the first home of the oldest legislative body in the western hemisphere when the Virginia House of Burgesses was located in Williamsburg, Virginia.

According to the most recent census, the Second Congressional District’s leading industries are retail trade, professional, scientific and technical services, hospitality as well as healthcare. The military has a strong presence in the second district with each branch of our armed forces represented in a wide range of installations. Almost every week, our men and women that wear our nation’s uniform are deploying from or returning to the second district of Virginia.

Not only was our nation born in the second district, but modern naval aviation as well as ironclad warships were born in our area. The second district saw the first launch and recovery of an aircraft from a navy ship in the same area that on March 9th 1862, the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia (Merrimack) slugged it out for four and a half hours with neither vessel gaining the upper hand in the first clash of ironclad warships.

The world saw the first successful in-vitro fertilization procedure performed at the Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine on the campus of Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA and is fast becoming a leader in biomedical/healthcare research and treatment facilities such as the Proton Therapy Institute located at Hampton University.

Fresh oysters and steamed crabs from our local waters.
Fresh oysters and steamed crabs from our local waters.

The Second Congressional District is also rich in culture as well as fine foods brought forth from the surrounding waters. Entertainment venues include the Hampton Coliseum, Norfolk Scope, Chrysler Hall, The Sandler Center for Performing Arts, the Ted Constant Convocation Center as well as several amusement parks such as Busch Gardens and Ocean Breeze Water Park. The Second District is also home to the Chrysler Museum, the Casemate Museum at Ft. Monroe where among other historical events that have transpired in and around the fort, Confederate President Jefferson Davis was held at Ft. Monroe after the Civil War.

The Second Congressional District extends west to Williamsburg, Va, east to encompass all of Virginia Beach, part of Norfolk, Hampton, York County as well as Accomack and Northampton counties on Virginia’s Eastern Shore as well as Tangier Island in the northern reaches of the Chesapeake Bay.

Total population 732,346

    Male 365,647
    Female 366,699
    Under 5 years 47,206
    5 to 9 years 44,168
    10 to 14 years 40,679
    15 to 19 years 49,158
    20 to 24 years 61,272
    25 to 34 years 121,019
    35 to 44 years 91,712
    45 to 54 years 97,119
    55 to 59 years 46,098
    60 to 64 years 40,409
    65 to 74 years 54,287
    75 to 84 years 27,405
    85 years and over 11,814
    Median age (years) 35.2
    18 years and over 574,754
    65 years and over 93,506

Race Estimate

    Total population 732,346
    One race 702,963
    White 491,575
    Black or African American 158,414
    American Indian and Alaska Native 2,005
    Asian 36,996
    Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 347
    Some other race 13,626
    Two or more races 29,383
    Hispanic or Latino Origin by Type Estimate Total population 732,346
    Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 54,705
    Mexican 18,266
    Puerto Rican 15,501
    Cuban 2,593
    Other Hispanic or Latino 18,345
    Not Hispanic or Latino 677,641

Place of Birth Estimate Total population 732,346

    Native 674,499
    Born in the United States 658,171
    State of residence 313,051
    Different state 345,120
    Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island areas, or born abroad to American parent(s) 16,328
    Foreign born 57,847

Ancestry Estimate Total population 732,346

    American 95,832
    Arab 2,820
    Czech 1,512
    Danish 2,029
    Dutch 8,958
    English 70,577
    French (except Basque) 14,816
    French Canadian 4,042
    German 91,090
    Greek 3,952
    Hungarian 3,041
    Irish 78,871
    Italian 37,582
    Lithuanian 822
    Norwegian 4,901
    Polish 17,241
    Portuguese 2,155
    Russian 3,621
    Scotch-Irish 10,920
    Scottish 17,481
    Slovak 1,355
    Subsaharan African 25,636
    Swedish 7,970
    Swiss 564
    Ukrainian 2,212
    Welsh 6,021
    West Indian (excluding Hispanic origin groups) 5,708

Veteran Status Estimate Civilian population 18 years and over 533,104

    Civilian veterans 96,270
    Disability Status of the Civilian Non-Institutionalized Population Estimate Total civilian non-institutionalized population 685,005
    With a disability 74,096
    Under 18 years 157,526
    With a disability 6,685
    18 to 64 years 435,932
    With a disability 37,970
    65 years and over 91,547
    With a disability 29,441
    Residence 1 Year Ago Estimate Population one year and over 722,556
    Same house 583,161
    Different house in the U.S. 133,248
    Same county 62,840
    Different county 70,408
    Same state 37,665
    Different state 32,743
    Abroad 6,147

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