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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Migration Patterns and Aging Among Virginia’s Regions

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Elderly,Immigration/Migration,Statistics,Virginia Issues

Looks at age-specific migration between 2000 and 2010 for Virginia and its regions to answer the question: how do migration patterns affect population aging, especially in  rural communities.  From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia


Land Subsidence and Relative Sea-Level Rise in the Southern Chesapeake Bay Region

Categories: Chesapeake Bay,Environment,Geology/Mining,Headlines,Virginia Issues

Discusses why the southern Chesapeake Bay region has the highest rate of sea-level rise on the Atlantic Coast.  Finds that extensive groundwater pumping in the region and the flexing of the earth’s crust in response to glacier formation and melting are major causes of land subsidence in the region.  From the U.S. Geological Survey


State Spending on the K-12 Standards of Quality: FY 2013

Categories: Education,Govt Finance,Statistics,Virginia Issues

Finds that Virginia spent about $4,300 on average for each of the 1.2 million elementary and secondary school students or $5.26 billion on the Standards of Quality in FY2013.  Looks at how the money is spent and provides data by school division.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission


Annual Report on the Salaries Paid to Employees of the Commonwealth

Categories: Income/Poverty,Statistics,Virginia Issues$file/RD409.pdf

The annual review of salaries paid to Virginia public employees which finds that an 18% increase would be needed to raise average compensation to equal the market  at the end of calendar year 2013.   From the Department of Human Resource Management


Fuel Economy of New Vehicles Sets Record High …

Categories: Energy,Statistics!OpenDocument

Press release on release of latest fuel economy figures.  Model year 2012 vehicles achieved an all-time high fuel economy of 23.6 miles per gallon.  Provides link to full data report on fuel economy trends from 1975-2013.   From the Environmental Protection Agency


Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, January-June 2013

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

Reports that in the first 6 months of 2013 45.2 million persons were uninsured at the time of interview, that 56 million had been uninsured for at least part of the previous year, and that 33 million had been uncovered by health insurance for more than a year.  Also provides insurance status by demographic characteristics.   From the National Center for Health Statistics


Infant Mortality Statistics from the 2010 Period Linked Birth/Infant Death Data Set

Categories: Births/Deaths,Headlines,Health/Medical,Statistics

Presents statistics on infant mortality by maternal and infant characteristics.  Reports that the U.S. infant mortality rate was 6.14 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2010, 4% lower than the 2009 rate.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Wireless Substitution: State-Level Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, 2012

Categories: Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

Presents state-level estimates of the percentages of adults and children in wireless-only households.  Also provides figures for populous counties.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


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