Overview

The Demographics Research Group produces population estimates, including the official estimates of total population for localities, that are used throughout the Commonwealth for decision-making and fund allocation. Our group also produces school-age population estimates, school enrollment projections, and other data products as funding permits.

Population Estimates

VIRGINIA
Cities & Counties

VIRGINIA
Age and Sex, Race and Hispanic, and Town

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Estimates focus on the present or recent past; they are typically based on a variety of administrative record data, such as births, deaths, school enrollment, and residential housing construction to detect population changes since the most recent decennial census.

POPULATION PROJECTIONS

VIRGINIA
Cities, Counties, & Large Towns

UNITED STATES
All 50 states and D.C.

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Projections predict future population change based on prior patterns. Due to unknown future natural, social, economic, and political events, projections have higher levels of uncertainty than estimates.

SCHOOL-AGE POPULATION ESTIMATES

VIRGINIA
School Divisions & Towns

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The School-Age Population Estimates are produced annually by the Demographics Research Group and estimate the 5-19-year-old population of each school division and town in Virginia.

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT PROJECTIONS

VIRGINIA SCHOOLS
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Our school population data experts produce school enrollment projections at the division level—and also for individual schools—on contract basis, upon request.