What Is The Demographics Research Group?

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.

Population Data

Access the official Virginia population projections and estimates and our national population projections. 

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Demographic Analysis

Explore trends in population, regional distribution, politics, school enrollment, and migration. 

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Data Visualization

Understand the changing human landscape in Virginia and nationally through powerful data visualizations.

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Stafford expected to lead region in growth over next two decades

“Nearly 209,000 residents are expected to live there by 2040, which would make Stafford the state’s 12th largest locality, according to state-funded data released this week by U.Va.’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service.” – 06/27/17

Population loss in Virginia's coalfields region projected to continue for decades

“Shonel Sen, a research and policy analyst with the Weldon Cooper Center, characterized the population decline as a combination of people leaving the coalfields, lower birth rates and an aging population.” – 06/27/17

Chesapeake will become Virginia’s second-largest city by 2020

“The commonwealth ‘should begin preparing for the increased level of health care and support services that this growing population of seniors will require,’” Shonel Sen, lead researcher, said in a news release. – 06/26/17