In the decades after World War II, Virginia experienced rapid population growth driven by a number of factors, including the nationwide baby boom; the growth of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area; and the southward migration of Americans after the end of segregation and the invention of air conditioning.

For decades, growing numbers of scholarly studies have criticized mass media coverage of election campaigns as generally unhelpful to voters.

Millennials, one of six living generations today, are the largest generational cohort in American history. Typically characterized as those born between 1980 and 1997, millennials reached an important milestone by the end of 2015: for the first time, all 80 million were of voting age. By every measure they stand to have an enormous impact on the nation.

May 10, 2016
Updated population projections by age and sex for all 50 states, D.C. and the nation are now available.
Mar 07, 2016

This census brief explains why measuring poverty in Virginia college towns is complex and offers an alternative for understanding the level of need among non-student populations.

Jan 27, 2016

Population estimates for Virginia and its counties and cities show growth in state population has slowed, but not in cities. View the estimates and interactive maps