Virginia Population Estimates

Population Estimates

for Virginia, its counties & its cities

Each year, demographers at the Weldon Cooper Center develop and release the official population estimates for Virginia and its counties and independent cities to illuminate population counts between decennial censuses. These estimates, generally released at the end of January, provide the best approximation of the population count on July 1st of the prior year. Population estimates are an important tool used by a variety of state agencies in their planning processes — from developing budgets to determining salaries for public officials.

Data and Methodology for Cooper Center Estimates

The 2016 Population Estimates will be released on January 30, 2017

July 1, 2015 Estimates (released January 27, 2016)

Annual Population Estimates for Previous Decades

2010-20152000-20101990-20001980-1990 1970-19801960-1970

U.S. Census Bureau Estimates

The U.S. Census Bureau produces estimates for age and sex, race and Hispanic, and towns.

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