Population Numbers

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The senior population in Virginia is about to experience a boom.

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Many parts of Virginia are declining in population, a trend that’s only expected to increase in the coming years.

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Virginia’s foreign-born population is skyrocketing, although the state’s approach to that segment of its population may be lagging behind.


New numbers from the Census show Northern Virginia continues to add population. But, the new numbers also show a slow and steady decline in Southwest Virginia.

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Virginia is running up against two demographic trends that might be unwelcome news.