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July 1, 2016 Population Estimates for Virginia and its Counties and Cities

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics,Virginia Issues

Released on January 30, 2017.  Shows the population estimates for counties, independent cities, and metro areas in Virginia with 2010 count, 2016 estimate,  and numeric and percent change.  From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia


Virginia’s Population Growth Slow, but Still Ahead of National Rate

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics,Virginia Issues

Press release with overview of patterns discernible in the population estimates released for Virginia cities and counties.  From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia


High-Risk Series: Progress on Many High-Risk Areas, While Substantial Efforts Needed on Others

Categories: Environment,Govt Finance,Native Americans,Population/Census

Every two years a new list of high financial risk programs is issued by GAO.  This year sees one program removed (sharing of information about terrorism) and three added (2020 Census, Management of Programs serving Indian tribes, and federal environmental liabilities).  From the Government Accountability Office


Veterans in Rural America: 2011-2015

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Population/Census,Statistics,Veterans

Estimates that 5 million or 24% of U.S. veterans live in rural areas.  Compares demographic and economic characteristics of veterans in urban and rural areas.  From the Census Bureau


Virginia Population Shifts: Localities Face Challenges as Growth Slows

Categories: Maps/Geography,Population/Census,Virginia Issues

Analyzes the changes in Virginia’s population as some localities continue to grow by double digits while others deal with slowing growth rates or declining population.  From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia


Census Bureau Projects U.S. and World Populations on New Year’s Day

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics

Estimates the U.S. population at 324,310,011 on New Year’s Day and the world population at 7,362,350,168.  The U.S. experiences one birth every 8 seconds, one death every 11 seconds, and one new immigrant every 33 seconds.  The combination means one new person in the U.S. every 17 seconds.  From the Census Bureau


Utah is Nation’s Fastest-Growing State

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics

Press release with the Top Ten Rankings for Most Populous States, Top Ten States in Numeric Growth from 2015 to 2016, and Top Ten States in Percentage Growth, 2015 to 2016.  From the Census Bureau


Top 15 Most Popular Last Names in the U.S. by Rank

Categories: Population/Census

Shows rankings for top 15 in 1990, 2000, and 2010.  Smith, Johnson, and Williams continue to be 1-2-3 in all three decades but 2010 includes 6 Hispanic surnames, compared to 4 in 2000 and none in 1990.  From the Census Bureau


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