Posts Tagged Population Growth

Projection: Number of Virginians Over Age 65 Will Double in 20 Years

Virginia isn’t getting any younger.  In fact, new demographic projections about the state’s future show the Old Dominion is about to get significantly older.

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In the next 20 years, the number of people over the age of 65 in Virginia is expected to double.  That’s according to new state and local projections conducted by the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia. Michael Pope reports.

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Urban Areas Are Sparking Virginia’s Rapid Growth

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New data suggests Virginia will pass Michigan and New Jersey as the 10th largest state in the country by the year 2040. That feat can be attributed to the growth of the state’s urban areas, like the Richmond metro area and Hampton Roads. (Credit: Will Fisher / Flickr)

New numbers from the state show Virginia is growing faster than other states, so fast that it’s about to leapfrog over some large states in terms of the number of people who live here. Michael Pope reports.

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