Virginia, officially the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a US state located in the South Atlantic region of the United States.
Virginia is nicknamed the "Old Dominion" and the "Mother of Presidents" after the eight US presidents born there.
The geography and climate of the Commonwealth are shaped by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Chesapeake Bay, which provide habitat for much of its flora and fauna.
The capital of the Commonwealth is Richmond; Virginia Beach is the most populous city, though Fairfax County is the most populous political subdivision.
The Commonwealth's estimated population is 8,260,405 as of 2013.
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As of 2012, Virginia has a total population of 7,836,633 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 10.61%.
The median home price Virginia is $231,560 with the median age of the buyer being 29. Homes in Virginia have appreciatied over the last by -6.37%.
Public schools in Virginia spend approximately $5,589 per student. This provides for a student to teacher ratio of 12.7.
Virginia has an unemployment rate of 6.30%, compared to the USA average of 10.20%. Recent job growth is -2.46% with a projected future job growth of 28.78%.
Virginia has an average commute time of 29.4 compared to the national average of 27.8.
On a scale from 1 to 10 (lowest crime to highest crime) Virginia is a 2 in violent crime and a 4 in property crime. Violent crime is made up of murder, manslaughter, rape, aggrevated assault and robbery. Property crime is made up of larceny, burglary, vehicle theft, arson and any theft type offense when there is no force against the victim. The national averages are 4 for violent crime and 4 for property crime.
In terms of political affiliations in Virginia, 52.630% of people are Democrats, 46.330% are Republicans and 1.040% are registered Independent.
In 2012, the population of Virginia was 7,836,633. Virginia has a population density of 198 (how many people live in one square mile.
Family in Virginia
The median age in Virginia is 37.2, compared to the USA median age of 36.8. Males account for 49.18% of the population of Virginia, while females make up 50.82% of the population (The USA averages are 49.34% male and 50.66% female).
The average household size in Virginia is 2.51 people across 3,024,189. 59.60% of people are married in Virginia while 40.40% are single.
|Local Population||Virginia||United States|
|Households by Income||Virginia||United States|
|Income Less than $15,000||9.56%||12.48%|
|Income Between $15,000 and $25,000||8.32%||10.46%|
|Income Between $25,000 and $35,000||9.23%||10.68%|
|Income Between $35,000 and $50,000||13.91%||15.26%|
|Income Between $50,000 and $75,000||13.74%||12.20%|
|Income Between $100,000 and $150,000||14.61%||11.83%|
|Income Between $150,000 and $250,000||8.02%||5.23%|
|Income Between $250,000 and $500,000||2.24%||1.54%|
|Income Greater than $500,000||0.81%||0.70%|
|Population by Occupation||Virginia||United States|
|Management, Business, and Financial Operations||15.99%||13.70%|
|Professional and Related Occupations||22.99%||20.28%|
|Sales and Office||25.51%||26.66%|
|Farming, Fishing, and Forestry||0.47%||0.74%|
|Construction, Extraction, and Maintenance||9.55%||9.51%|
|Production, Transportation, and Material Moving||12.09%||14.39%|
|Local Economy||Virginia||United States|
|Recent Job Growth||-2.46%||-4.06%|
|Future Job Growth||28.78%||21.68%|
|Income per Capita||$31,786||$26,372|
As of 2012, Virginia consisted of 28.32% renters and 63.33% home owners. Homes have appreciated at a rate of -6.37% over the past year (compared to a national appreciation of -5.21%).
|Virginia Housing||Virginia||United States|
|Median Home Cost||$231,560||$183,450|
|Median Home Age||29||33|
|Property Tax Rate||$9.11||$11.20|
|Virginia Homes by Value||Virginia||United States|
|Less Than $20,000||2.00%||2.71%|
|$20,000 to $39,999||2.20%||3.86%|
|$40,000 to $59,999||2.36%||5.09%|
|$60,000 to $79,999||2.92%||6.10%|
|$80,000 to $99,999||3.85%||7.33%|
|$100,000 to $149,999||14.73%||18.53%|
|$150,000 to $199,999||15.13%||14.38%|
|$200,000 to $299,999||21.19%||17.52%|
|$300,000 to $399,999||13.36%||9.26%|
|$400,000 to $499,999||7.78%||5.11%|
|$500,000 to $749,999||8.85%||5.76%|
|$1,000,000 or more||2.27%||2.07%|
|Virginia Homes by Year Built||Virginia||United States|
|1939 or Earlier||7.62%||12.87%|
|1940 to 1949||5.42%||6.21%|
|1950 to 1959||9.41%||10.80%|
|1960 to 1969||12.02%||12.04%|
|1970 to 1979||16.93%||16.14%|
|1980 to 1989||17.12%||14.11%|
|1990 to 1994||7.89%||6.29%|
|1995 to 1998||6.86%||6.33%|
|1999 to October 2005||16.73%||15.21%|
39.52% of the people in Virginia declare themselves religious, compared to the national average of 48.34%.
|Virginia Religions||Virginia||United States|