2000 vs. 2016 Population Growth and Change
Virginia Population Growth by County
2000 vs. 2016, Net Percent Change
Virginia Population Growth by County
Loudoun County 2000 vs. 2016
Net Percent Change = 121.93%
Rank = #1
Buchanan County 2000 vs. 2016
Net Percent Change = -17.36%
Rank = #82
Amelia County 2000 vs. 2016
Net Percent Change = 12.82%
Rank = #32
With a spotlight on Amelia County, the chart above displays the distribution of the net percent change of population across Virginia's 82 counties over the period 2000-2016.
Those counties whose population growth registered above the statewide average over this period realized an increase in their statewide share of population. Likewise, those counties whose population growth registered below the statewide average experienced a decline in their relative share of population statewide.
Statewide Snippets:
  • Over 2000-2016 population grew in fifty-three Virginia counties while declining in twenty-nine.
  • Population growth in twenty-four counties outpaced the statewide average (18.38%), while growth in fifty-eight counties trailed.
  • At the extremes of the distribution, Loudoun County posted the highest growth of population (121.93%), while Buchanan County placed last by logging a -17.36% decline.
  • The spread in population growth between the highest (Loudoun County, 121.93%) and lowest (Buchanan County, -17.36%) over 2000-2016 equated to 139.29% ( = 121.93% − -17.36%).
  • Population growth statewide is but a weighted metric that stems from each county's share of population statewide. On this point, as the largest county in Virginia, Virginia Beach City's net population growth over 2000-2016 of 25,684 made up 1.97% of the total net growth statewide (1,305,991):

Virginia Beach City: Percent Share of Virginia's
Population Growth, 2000-2016:

1.97% = (25,684 / 1,305,991) x 100
Amelia County Snippets:
  • Over 2000-2016, Amelia County posted a 12.82% net gain in population.
  • Amelia County was joined by fifty-seven other counties whose population growth over 2000-2016 registered below the statewide average (18.38%).
  • Ranked #32 among Virginia's 82 counties, Amelia County's population growth (12.82%) trailed the statewide average of 18.38% by a 5.56% margin.
  • Amelia County's net population growth (12.82%, #32) over 2000-2016 registered just above that of Essex County (11.41%, #33) and just below that of Appomattox County (13.02%, #31).

Data Definition

BEA uses the Census Bureau's midyear population estimates. Except for college students and other seasonal populations, which are measured on April 1, the population for all years is estimated on July 1.

United States. Bureau of Economic Analysis, Regional Income Division.
Regional Definitions. 2018. Web.
http://bea.gov/regional/definitions/

Population Growth by County
2000 vs. 2016, Net Percent Change
Population Growth by County
View Distribution Totals as: Actual Percent
     
 
County Distribution of Population Growth, 2000 vs. 2016
More
than
40%
40%
to
30%
30%
to
20%
20%
to
10%
10%
to
0%
0%
to
-10%
-10%
to
-20%
-20%
or
Below
Total
2000 vs. 2016
5
6
12
10
20
24
5
0
82
 
     
Population by County, 2016
Population by County, 2016
Virginia Beach City 2016
Population = 452,602
Percent of State = 5.38%
Rank = #1
Highland County 2016
Population = 2,216
Percent of State = 0.03%
Rank = #82
Amelia County 2016
Population = 12,913
Percent of State = 0.15%
Rank = #63
Again highlighting Amelia County's position, the bar graph above displays the disposition by county of 2016 population statewide totaling 8,411,808.

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Statewide Snippets:
  • Ranked #1, Virginia Beach City's 2016 population totaled 452,602, equating to 5.38% of the statewide total.
  • Ranked last (#82), Highland County's population of 2,216 in 2016 comprised just 0.03% of the total statewide. Highland County's population in 2016 equates to less than .01% to that of Virginia Beach City's.
  • Virginia Beach City's 2016 population (452,602) exceeded the combined population (441,498) of Virginia's thirty-six smallest counties.
Amelia County Snippets:
  • Amelia County's population in 2016 ranked #63, amounting to 0.15% of the statewide total.
  • Amelia County's population of 12,913 placed below that of Madison County's (13,078, #62), and just above that of Lunenburg County's (12,273, #64).
  • Amelia County's population of 12,913 exceeds the combined total (11,850) of Virginia's three smallest counties.
Population by County, 2016
Population by County, 2016
View Distribution Totals as: Actual Percent
     
 
County Distribution of Population, 2016
More
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250,000
250,000
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200,000
200,000
to
150,000
150,000
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100,000
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50,000
50,000
or
Below
Total
2016
4
4
2
3
7
62
82
 
     

Tip: To augment your analysis click on the column headers in the following table to rank-sort the data.

   
 
Virginia Net by County:
2000 vs. 2016
 
2000
 
2016
 
2000 - 2016
 
 
 
 
38,215
0.54
 
32,947
0.39
 
-13.79
-5,268
-0.40
 
11,446
0.16
 
12,913
0.15
 
12.82
1,467
0.11
 
31,854
0.45
 
31,633
0.38
 
-0.69
-221
-0.02
 
13,692
0.19
 
15,475
0.18
 
13.02
1,783
0.14
 
189,198
2.66
 
230,050
2.73
 
21.59
40,852
3.13
 
5,020
0.07
 
4,476
0.05
 
-10.84
-544
-0.04
 
66,897
0.94
 
77,960
0.93
 
16.54
11,063
0.85
 
6,833
0.10
 
6,513
0.08
 
-4.68
-320
-0.02
 
30,648
0.43
 
33,231
0.40
 
8.43
2,583
0.20
 
18,387
0.26
 
16,243
0.19
 
-11.66
-2,144
-0.16
 
26,838
0.38
 
22,178
0.26
 
-17.36
-4,660
-0.36
 
15,634
0.22
 
17,048
0.20
 
9.04
1,414
0.11
 
22,136
0.31
 
30,178
0.36
 
36.33
8,042
0.62
 
6,930
0.10
 
7,071
0.08
 
2.03
141
0.01
 
12,476
0.18
 
12,129
0.14
 
-2.78
-347
-0.03
 
261,047
3.67
 
339,009
4.03
 
29.87
77,962
5.97
 
12,672
0.18
 
14,374
0.17
 
13.43
1,702
0.13
 
5,073
0.07
 
5,158
0.06
 
1.68
85
0.01
 
34,442
0.48
 
50,083
0.60
 
45.41
15,641
1.20
 
8,987
0.13
 
9,652
0.11
 
7.40
665
0.05
 
16,322
0.23
 
14,968
0.18
 
-8.30
-1,354
-0.10
 
9,984
0.14
 
11,123
0.13
 
11.41
1,139
0.09
 
55,470
0.78
 
69,069
0.82
 
24.52
13,599
1.04
 
13,909
0.20
 
15,731
0.19
 
13.10
1,822
0.14
 
20,191
0.28
 
26,271
0.31
 
30.11
6,080
0.47
 
47,546
0.67
 
56,069
0.67
 
17.93
8,523
0.65
 
16,738
0.24
 
16,857
0.20
 
0.71
119
0.01
 
34,793
0.49
 
37,214
0.44
 
6.96
2,421
0.19
 
16,935
0.24
 
22,668
0.27
 
33.85
5,733
0.44
 
16,782
0.24
 
15,107
0.18
 
-9.98
-1,675
-0.13
 
15,454
0.22
 
19,371
0.23
 
25.35
3,917
0.30
 
37,299
0.52
 
34,992
0.42
 
-6.19
-2,307
-0.18
 
86,972
1.22
 
104,392
1.24
 
20.03
17,420
1.33
 
264,385
3.72
 
326,501
3.88
 
23.49
62,116
4.76
 
2,529
0.04
 
2,216
0.03
 
-12.38
-313
-0.02
 
29,849
0.42
 
36,596
0.44
 
22.60
6,747
0.52
 
6,620
0.09
 
7,159
0.09
 
8.14
539
0.04
 
16,916
0.24
 
25,984
0.31
 
53.61
9,068
0.69
 
13,238
0.19
 
16,334
0.19
 
23.39
3,096
0.24
 
11,549
0.16
 
10,972
0.13
 
-5.00
-577
-0.04
 
23,548
0.33
 
24,179
0.29
 
2.68
631
0.05
 
173,907
2.45
 
385,945
4.59
 
121.93
212,038
16.24
 
25,819
0.36
 
35,236
0.42
 
36.47
9,417
0.72
 
13,093
0.18
 
12,273
0.15
 
-6.26
-820
-0.06
 
12,535
0.18
 
13,078
0.16
 
4.33
543
0.04
 
9,142
0.13
 
8,782
0.10
 
-3.94
-360
-0.03
 
32,384
0.46
 
30,892
0.37
 
-4.61
-1,492
-0.11
 
9,932
0.14
 
10,778
0.13
 
8.52
846
0.06
 
14,451
0.20
 
14,869
0.18
 
2.89
418
0.03
 
13,537
0.19
 
21,147
0.25
 
56.22
7,610
0.58
 
13,025
0.18
 
12,139
0.14
 
-6.80
-886
-0.07
 
12,229
0.17
 
12,222
0.15
 
-0.06
-7
-0.00
 
15,773
0.22
 
15,595
0.19
 
-1.13
-178
-0.01
 
25,981
0.37
 
35,533
0.42
 
36.77
9,552
0.73
 
23,149
0.33
 
23,654
0.28
 
2.18
505
0.04
 
19,418
0.27
 
17,923
0.21
 
-7.70
-1,495
-0.11
 
22,585
0.32
 
28,443
0.34
 
25.94
5,858
0.45
 
19,708
0.28
 
23,142
0.28
 
17.42
3,434
0.26
 
35,144
0.49
 
34,203
0.41
 
-2.68
-941
-0.07
 
6,980
0.10
 
7,388
0.09
 
5.85
408
0.03
 
8,803
0.12
 
8,774
0.10
 
-0.33
-29
-0.00
 
29,251
0.41
 
27,370
0.33
 
-6.43
-1,881
-0.14
 
23,351
0.33
 
21,930
0.26
 
-6.09
-1,421
-0.11
 
35,240
0.50
 
43,175
0.51
 
22.52
7,935
0.61
 
33,079
0.47
 
31,062
0.37
 
-6.10
-2,017
-0.15
 
93,625
1.32
 
144,361
1.72
 
54.19
50,736
3.88
 
6,833
0.10
 
6,544
0.08
 
-4.23
-289
-0.02
 
12,456
0.18
 
11,504
0.14
 
-7.64
-952
-0.07
 
44,418
0.63
 
42,150
0.50
 
-5.11
-2,268
-0.17
 
31,690
0.45
 
39,155
0.47
 
23.56
7,465
0.57
 
16,644
0.23
 
17,592
0.21
 
5.70
948
0.07
 
27,621
0.39
 
29,016
0.34
 
5.05
1,395
0.11
 
129,225
1.82
 
155,810
1.85
 
20.57
26,585
2.04
 
200,224
2.82
 
237,940
2.83
 
18.84
37,716
2.89
 
146,054
2.06
 
135,410
1.61
 
-7.29
-10,644
-0.82
 
180,236
2.54
 
181,825
2.16
 
0.88
1,589
0.12
 
234,986
3.31
 
245,115
2.91
 
4.31
10,129
0.78
 
100,337
1.41
 
95,252
1.13
 
-5.07
-5,085
-0.39
 
196,782
2.77
 
223,170
2.65
 
13.41
26,388
2.02
 
94,941
1.34
 
99,660
1.18
 
4.97
4,719
0.36
 
64,216
0.90
 
89,273
1.06
 
39.02
25,057
1.92
 
426,918
6.01
 
452,602
5.38
 
6.02
25,684
1.97
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
7,105,817
100.00
 
8,411,808
100.00
 
18.38
1,305,991
100.00
 
6,056,708
85.24
 
7,364,573
87.55
 
21.59
1,307,865
100.14
 
1,049,109
14.76
 
1,047,235
12.45
 
-0.18
-1,874
-0.14
 
124,883
1.76
 
153,790
1.83
 
23.15
28,907
2.21
 
23,494
0.33
 
21,113
0.25
 
-10.13
-2,381
-0.18
 
109,129
1.54
 
121,247
1.44
 
11.10
12,118
0.93
 
116,412
1.64
 
135,164
1.61
 
16.11
18,752
1.44
 
36,185
0.51
 
36,306
0.43
 
0.33
121
0.01
 
75,140
1.06
 
77,798
0.92
 
3.54
2,658
0.20
 
1,007,517
14.18
 
1,176,830
13.99
 
16.80
169,313
12.96
 
83,338
1.17
 
111,937
1.33
 
34.32
28,599
2.19
 
17,221
0.24
 
17,011
0.20
 
-1.22
-210
-0.02
 
73,234
1.03
 
64,890
0.77
 
-11.39
-8,344
-0.64
 
60,548
0.85
 
89,618
1.07
 
48.01
29,070
2.23
 
99,671
1.40
 
116,085
1.38
 
16.47
16,414
1.26
 
109,939
1.55
 
103,585
1.23
 
-5.78
-6,354
-0.49
 
55,377
0.78
 
60,580
0.72
 
9.40
5,203
0.40
 
329,784
4.64
 
512,608
6.09
 
55.44
182,824
14.00
 
110,491
1.55
 
119,580
1.42
 
8.23
9,089
0.70
 
34,041
0.48
 
35,889
0.43
 
5.43
1,848
0.14
 
108,414
1.53
 
132,822
1.58
 
22.51
24,408
1.87
 
25,762
0.36
 
26,363
0.31
 
2.33
601
0.05
 
110,848
1.56
 
160,307
1.91
 
44.62
49,459
3.79
 
68,519
0.96
 
71,174
0.85
 
3.87
2,655
0.20
 
45,993
0.65
 
43,092
0.51
 
-6.31
-2,901
-0.22
 
68,701
0.97
 
79,993
0.95
 
16.44
11,292
0.86
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
282,162,411
 
323,127,513
 
14.52
40,965,102
 
237,418,571
 
277,079,532
 
16.71
39,660,961
 
44,743,840
 
46,047,981
 
2.91
1,304,141
Source: Calculations by the Virginia Regional Economic Analysis Project (VA-REAP)
with data provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
November 2017
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