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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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Weldon Cooper’s work shows the changes may cause confusion and even skew data, according to Cai. Especially, she said, in Virginia’s smaller communities.

Much of the census data released last week paints portraits of certain communities that simply make no sense, according to analysts with the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service.

Overall, births in Northern Virginia dropped by 8 percent from 2014 to 2019, according to data from the Weldon Cooper Center. The region wasn’t alone — nearly every major metropolitan area in Virginia, with the exception of Lynchburg, recorded a drop over the same time period.

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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.

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