U.S. Census Bureau estimates for Virginia show healthy population increases last year in counties near the nation’s capital and in nearly all of the state’s largest cities.
Researchers predict dramatic growth in foreign-born black population.
The latest estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau show Virginia’s population growth in 2014 was the 10th-largest in the country.
Using the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray says the District “continues to be an attractive place to live.”
University of Virginia demographers say the state’s population growth slowed last year, but it’s still outpacing the nation.
People are moving into the District at a much higher rate than they’re moving out, according to one study.
America’s population is now increasing a bit faster thanks to an improving economy, but not enough to lift growth above its lowest level since the Great Depression.