Before the Great Recession in the late 2000s, Louisa County was among the fastest growing counties in the nation. Lake Anna’s 200 miles of shoreline helped attract thousands of retirees to the county, while Louisa’s low cost of living and proximity to Charlottesville, Northern Virginia, and Richmond attracted many younger residents willing to make a […]
In 2020, one in five Virginians (22%) was aged 60 or older. As our population ages, the demand for infrastructure and services to support older adults will continue to increase. One important issue that is gaining more attention is the concept of “aging in place,” which is this year’s theme for the national observance of […]
The survey was conducted on behalf of the City of Charlottesville in order to gauge Charlottesville city employees’ satisfaction with their work environment and gather employee feedback on areas of improvement, including salary, communication, and remote and hybrid work.
This 2022 study looks at the widespread impact of the forestry and agriculture industries on Virginia’s economy, examining shifts due to COVID and supply shifts in both industries.
A survey examining several health-related behaviors and the experiences of students grades 7-12 to help parents, educators, human service agencies, youth organizations, health professionals, and policy-makers gain a deeper understanding of the mental and physical health problems facing Culpeper's youth.
On July 13, 2022, the Demographics Research Group presented our analysis of the interrelationship between Virginia’s housing market and population trends to the General Assembly’s Housing Commission. After receiving a number of inquiries regarding the presentation, we are sharing a summary of the presentation with expanded commentary on some noteworthy trends. Throughout American history, the […]
The report looks at the unique challenges facing states as they work towards decarbonization and try to balance lower emissions with the energy demands of households and corporations.
This paper explores the impact of price floors on cap-and-trade programs used to limit emissions of pollutants like CO2.
On January 13th, the Demographics Research Group provided a presentation to the State Senate Finance & Appropriations Subcommittee for K-12 Education. In our presentation, we focused on the impact that births and private education will have on enrollment in 2020s. The following post is a summary of the trends included in that presentation.Before the pandemic […]
This study uses Haiku, an electricity planning model, to explore potential strategies for lowering the costs of meeting Virginia Clean Economy Act (VCEA) emissions targets, and finds flexibility in compliance is key to lowering ratepayer costs.