Each year, demographers at the Weldon Cooper Center develop and release the official population estimates for Virginia and its counties and independent cities to illuminate population counts between decennial censuses. These estimates provide the best approximation of the population count on July 1st of the prior year. Population estimates are an important tool used by a variety of state agencies in their planning processes — from developing budgets to determining salaries for public officials.
Cooper Center Estimates – Data and Methodology
July 1, 2016 Estimates (released January 30, 2017)
- Data Table |
- Components of Change
- Press Release (Jan. 30, 2017)
- Virginia’s population is growing at its slowest pace since the 1920s. | web series
- A published article examining the accuracy of the Cooper Center estimates
Annual Population Estimates for Previous Decades
→ Age and sex, race and Hispanic, and towns estimates are produced by the U.S. Census Bureau and released in May. We post their estimates in a user-friendly format for your convenience.
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