Below are the official statewide population projections developed by the Demographics Research Group at the UVA Weldon Cooper Center.

The citation for the Virginia Projections should read, University of Virginia Weldon Cooper Center, Demographics Research Group. (2022). Virginia Population Projections. Retrieved from https://demographics.coopercenter.org/virginia-population-projections

Projections Data and Methodology

  • Total Population: 
  • Age and Sex*
    *Note: The Virginia population projections by demographic characteristics, such as by age group and sex, rely on the 2020 Census data as a benchmark, and are therefore not available because the U.S. Census Bureau has not released the 2020 Census data by five-year age groups and by sex. The Census Bureau plans to release the next set of 2020 Census Data Products in May 2023. Once the Census Bureau’s data becomes available, we will develop a timeline detailing the release of additional projections data products for Virginia. Read the Census Bureau's press release.

  • Total Population for Large Towns 
  • Methodology 
  • Interactive Map

Additional Information


Shonel Sen: email or call 434.982.5861 with questions or comments regarding Virginia population projections.