Virginia 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
July 1, 2015 Estimates (released January 27, 2016)
Annual Population Estimates for Previous Decades
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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