On behalf of the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center we are letting you know that on July 1, 2019, the Weldon Cooper Center released the latest round of 2020-2040 population projections for Virginia and its localities. 

The projections show that while the pace of growth is slowing, Virginia is expected to add more than 650,000 residents in this decade, reaching 8.65 million by 2020. In addition, the growth across the Commonwealth has been uneven, with a significant rural-urban divide, and by 2020, one in seven Virginians will be over 65. You can view the total projections as well as projections by age and sex and for large towns here: https://demographics.coopercenter.org/virginia-population-projections  On this page, you will also find an interactive map, the methodology, and related articles, including the Weldon Cooper Center’s press release. 

You may contact Shonel Sen at shonel.sen@virginia.edu if you have questions.

Rob Bullington
Virginia Municipal League