"To Hamilton Lombard, a demographer at the University of Virginia Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, the parallels between today’s remote-work boom and the urban exodus of earlier decades 'are maybe stronger than a lot of people would like to admit. It’s as if the speed limits had doubled. People can live twice as far out.'"
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"The Richmond region is the fastest-growing metro area in the state, according to a census data analysis by the University of Virginia Weldon Cooper Center for Public Policy. The average number of Northern Virginians moving to the area jumped 36% in 2020 and 2021, compared to 2012-2019, according to the study."
"The Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, which publishes annual population estimates between censuses for Virginia’s cities and counties, found that the Richmond area grew by 2.1%, or 27,640 people, from 2020 to July 2022."
"The Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia recently released its latest figures showing how much the population has changed locality-by-locality since the 2020 census. I dealt with the major trends in a previous column: Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads are losing population, the Richmond metro is now the fastest-growing part of the state, but we’re also seeing many rural areas gain population."
"It is ideal for those older adults who have all the infrastructure and all the surrounding environment is supportive of healthy aging," Baik says. "However, some older adults have different experiences, and they may stay in their places without their choice because they do not have enough financial resources."
However, we do know that Hamilton Lombard, a demographer with the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, says if there’s anything that can dramatically change the migration patterns for rural Virginia, it’s remote work.
"Overall, the statewide growth rate has decelerated over the last few decades, and it’s expected to hold true to that pattern,” Sen says. “That assumes the commonwealth continues to experience lower birth rates, higher death rates and fewer people moving into the state.
High prices — and price increases — are worst in Northern Virginia, where home costs rose more between 2000 and 2019 than any other metropolitan area on the East Coast, according to Hamilton Lombard, a demographer with the Weldon Cooper Center at the University of Virginia.
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.
Shonel Sen at the Weldon Cooper Center says that based on our projections, we anticipated that about 70 percent of the state's population would be living in the three largest metro areas. And that is what the Census 2020 headcount validates.