Virginia Demographics

Virginia Estimated Population 2020 – 8,626,207

The current population is estimated at 8.63 million, an increase of over 380,000 since the official census in 2010. Virginia currently enjoys a growth rate of 1.15%, which ranks 13th in the country. There are 95 counties and 38 independent cities located within the sate of Virginia.

The most recent nationwide Census took place in the United States in 2010, and it revealed that the Virginia population had exceeded eight million for the first time in its history. The final figure was confirmed at 8,001,024. This was a rise of 13% on the numbers declared at the census of 2000.

Virginia Population Density

The US state of Virginia is situated on the central eastern tip of the country and it is the 35th largest in the Union in terms of land mass. As with the majority of states on the US Eastern seaboard, however, Virginia is densely populated. The population has soared to an estimated 8.63 million as of 2020, and Virginia now ranks 12th in terms of population in the country and 14th in terms of density. Virginia has a population density of 202.6 people per square mile over a total surface area of 42,775 square miles.

Virginia Facts

  • Entered the Union: June 25, 1788 (10)
  • Capital: Richmond
  • State Motto: Sic semper tyrannis (Thus always to tyrants)
  • State Flower Dogwood
  • State Bird: Cardinal
  • State Tree: Dogwood
  • State Fish: Brook Trout
  • State Dog: American Foxhound 
  • State Shell: Oyster
  • State Butterfly: Tiger Swallowtail
  • State Beverage: Milk
  • State Song “Carry Me Back to Old Virginia”
  • National Forests: 2 • State Forests: 16 • State Parks: 44
  • Famous For: Presidential homes, Arlington Military Cemetary, Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, Chincoteague Ponies

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