Monday, August 15, 2022


The Demographics Research Group conducts practical and policy-oriented analysis of census and demographic data; and communicates rigorous research and its policy implications to decision makers and the general public through meaningful publications and presentations. We bring population data to life.

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The impact of declining births and a drift toward private education will have a significant impact on K-12 enrollment, according to Hamilton Lombard, a demographer at the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center. Lombard and his team presented their findings to the State Senate Finance and Appropriations Subcommittee for K-12 Education. 

University of Virginia Weldon Cooper Center for Public Services has a Demographics Research Group that recently forecast population by state and age. One set of figures predicts population by state in 2040. California will have kept its first-place spot...

Lombard, officially the estimates program manager for the Demographic Research Group at the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, spoke last week to the Governor’s Summit on Rural Prosperity in Farmville. He used the occasion to deliver some eye-popping numbers.

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National Population Projections

These population projections for the nation overall, and for all 50 states (and the District of Columbia), were produced and released by the Weldon Cooper Center, Demographics Research Group in December 2018.

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Virginia Population Estimates and Projections

The Demographics Group develops and releases the official population estimates and projections for the Commonwealth of Virginia for the state and its localities.