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Population
  2010 2019
Population 8,001,024 8,535,519
Rank 12 12
Median Age 37.5 38.6
   
Total 8 year-olds 101,788 103,743
Boys 51,809 53,181
Girls 49,979 50,562
Total 9 year-olds 103,755 102,881
Boys 52,931 52,489
Girls 50,824 50,392
Total 10 year-olds 103,931 102,083
Boys 53,356 52,132
Girls 50,575 49,951
Total 11 year-olds 102,061 106,100
Boys 52,264 53,936
Girls 49,797 52,164
Total 12 year-olds 101,406 106,349
Boys 51,904 54,428
Girls 49,502 51,921
Total 13 year-olds 101,716 105,662
Boys 51,705 54,237
Girls 50,011 51,425
Total 14 year-olds 102,132 105,041
Boys 52,395 53,736
Girls 49,737 51,305
 
How People Get to Work: 2010 2019
Drive Alone 77.1% 76.6%
Car Pool 10.0% 9.0%
Public Transportation 4.4% 4.4%
Work at Home 4.3% 5.8%
 
Computer and Internet Use: 2019
Homes with a Computer 93.0%

Geography
  2010
Capital Richmond
Largest City Virginia Beach
Second Largest City Norfolk
Persons Per Square Mile 202.6

Business
  2010 2018
Dentist Offices 3,068 3,344
Amusement Parks 11 8
Fast-Food Restaurants 6,027 6,840
Toy Stores 249 215
Video/Disc Rental Stores 293 10
Zoos & Botanical Gardens 17 20
Candy & Nut Stores 59 64
Pet & Pet Supply Stores 232 272
Ice Cream & Frozen Dessert Makers 3 5

Note: As is the case with all surveys, statistics from sample surveys are subject to sampling and nonsampling error.

A value of NA indicates that there is no data for that time period, due to there being less than three establishments. A value of X indicates that data are not applicable for the current region.

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History

  • Date of Statehood: June 25, 1788
  • Population 1800: 807,557
  • Population 1860: 1,119,348
  • Population 1900: 1,854,184
  • Population 1950: 3,318,680
  • Population 2000: 7,078,515
  • Population 2010: 8,001,024

I never knew that! *

  • Nickname : Old Dominion
  • Flower : Dogwood
  • Tree : Dogwood
  • Bird : Cardinal
  • Dance : Square Dance
  • Fossil : Chesapecten Jeffersonius
  • Dog : American Fox Hound
  • Shell : Oyster

Who told you this stuff?

The U.S. Census Bureau takes a census of the population every 10 years, and censuses of economic activity and governments every five years. And every year, the Census Bureau conducts more than 100 other surveys. Data on this page come from the 2010 Census, the American Community Survey, Population Estimates, County Business Patterns, and Puerto Rico Community Survey.

How are these data collected?

The U.S. Census Bureau sends questionnaires in the mail or contacts businesses and households to participate in its surveys.

* State and Island Area symbol information was obtained from various non-Census Bureau resources including state web sites, educational web sites, and commercial entities.

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