The Demographics Research Group produces population estimates, including the official estimates of total population for localities, that are used throughout the Commonwealth for decisionmaking and fund allocation. Our group also produces school-age population estimates, school enrollment projections, and other data products as funding permits.
- Population Estimates for Virginia and its Counties and Cities | Cooper Center
- Age and Sex, Race and Hispanic, and Town Estimates | U.S. Census Bureau
FYI: 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.
- Projections for Virginia and Its Counties, Cities, and Large Towns | Cooper Center
- National and State Projections | Cooper Center
FYI: 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.