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.
Access the official Virginia population projections and estimates and our national population projections.
Explore trends in population, regional distribution, politics, school enrollment, and migration.
Understand the changing human landscape in Virginia and nationally through powerful data visualizations.
"Hamilton Lombard at the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at UVA says the aging of the Baby Boomers is causing the population over the age of 65 to explode." - 01/02/2018
“A fascinating new analysis from the Demographics Research Group at the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service in the University of Virginia quantifies a stunning demographic and economic transformation of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas over the past quarter century.” – 10/24/2017
“’You can only grow two ways: One is having more people move in than out. The other is having more births than deaths. And if you’ve lost one of those engines, you’re really reliant on migration, which is a lot less reliable,’” said Weldon Cooper Center demographer Hamilton Lombard.” – 08/05/2017
“This growing group of aging Virginians could account for more than half the state’s total population growth, according to recent forecasts from the University of Virginia.” – 07/14/17