Video & Map: Virginia Population Trends

What if Virginia's Regions Were Resized Based on Population?

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. 

Virginia's Population Winners & Losers

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.

  • Tuesday: We'll look at how different age groups have moved around the state.
  • Wednesday: We'll highlight Virginia's increasing diversity. 

Data for these visuals comes from the University of Virginia's Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service

July 30, 2017