Imagine that Virginia's map was based on population, not geographic boundaries. How different would the state look? See for yourself in this 39-second video illustrating the dynamic change in the state's population since 1960: expansion in the urban corridor and contraction in points south and west.
By 2040, one county in Northern Virginia will more than double in population, while a county in far Southwest will lose one-third of its people. VPAP has released a map showing U.S. Census Bureau projections of how each locality will fare, along with list of leaders and laggards in each region.
This is part of a three day series focusing on demographic trends.
Data for these visuals comes from the University of Virginia's Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service.
July 30, 2017
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