Key Facts & Demographic Data

Virginia's Demographic Profile

Virginia Profile

Virginia's population is growing and changing. It reached 7.5 million in 2005, maintaining the Commonwealth's position as the 12th largest state in the country with an annual growth rate of 1.3 percent since 2000. Read an executive summary of Virginia's demographic profile to see population trends in the Commonwealth in a broad range of areas, or download the complete demographic profile of Virginia (2 MB PDF file).

 

Virginia's Eight Regions

The following map shows the eight regions as depicted in the graphs on this website.

Eight regions of Virginia central eastern southwest northern southside hampton roads valley west central southwest west central valley central northern eastern eastern hampton roads region southside

Counties and Cities by Region

Central| Eastern | Northern | Southside | Southwest | Hampton Roads | Valley | West Central

Central

Cities

  • Charlottesville
  • Colonial Heights
  • Hopewell
  • Petersburg
  • Richmond

Counties

  • Albermarle
  • Amelia
  • Buckingham
  • Caroline
  • Charles City
  • Chesterfield
  • Culpeper
  • Cumberland
  • Dinwiddie
  • Fluvanna
  • Goochland
  • Greene
  • Hanover
  • Henrico
  • King and Queen
  • King William
  • Louisa
  • Madison
  • Nelson
  • New Kent
  • Orange
  • Powhatan
  • Prince George
  • Rappahannock
  • Sussex

Eastern

Counties

  • Accomack
  • Essex
  • King George
  • Lancaster
  • Middlesex
  • Northampton
  • Northumberland
  • Richmond
  • Westmoreland

Northern

Cities

  • Alexandria
  • Fairfax
  • Falls Church
  • Manassas
  • Manassas Park
  • Fredericksburg

Counties

  • Arlington
  • Clarke
  • Fairfax
  • Fauquier
  • Loudoun
  • Prince William
  • Stafford
  • Spotsylvania
  • Warren

Southside

Cities

  • Emporia
  • Danville
  • Martinsville

Counties

  • Brunswick
  • Greensville
  • Nottoway
  • Lunenburg
  • Patrick
  • Henry
  • Pittsylvania
  • Halifax
  • Charlotte
  • Prince Edward
  • Mecklenburg
  • Southampton

Southwest

Cities

  • Bristol
  • Galax
  • Norton

Counties

  • Bland
  • Buchanan
  • Carroll
  • Lee
  • Scott
  • Wise
  • Russell
  • Dickenson
  • Smyth
  • Wythe
  • Grayson
  • Tazewell
  • Floyd
  • Washington

Hampton Roads

Cities

  • Chesapeake
  • Franklin
  • Hampton
  • Newport News
  • Norfolk
  • Poquoson
  • Portsmouth
  • Suffolk
  • Virginia Beach
  • Williamsburg

Counties

  • Gloucester
  • Isle of Wight
  • James City
  • York
  • Mathews
  • Surry

Valley

Cities

  • Winchester
  • Harrisonburg
  • Staunton
  • Lexington
  • Waynesboro
  • Buena Vista
  • Covington

Counties

  • Allegheny
  • Bath
  • Augusta
  • Rockbridge
  • Rockingham
  • Page
  • Shenandoah
  • Frederick
  • Highland

West Central

Cities

  • Bedford
  • Lynchburg
  • Roanoke
  • Salem
  • Radford

Counties

  • Amherst
  • Appomattox
  • Bedford
  • Campbell
  • Botetourt
  • Craig
  • Franklin
  • Roanoke
  • Pulaski
  • Montgomery
  • Giles