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Regional Population Projections

Total population by region, as projected by the Weldon-Cooper Center. Regions are defined using the Go Virginia regions. Clicking on a region name updates the table below with localities in that region.

Projections of Population Estimates
RegionPopulation Est. 2020Population Est. 2030% Change from 2020Population Est. 2040% Change from 2020Population Est. 2050% Change from 2020
R1) Southwest Virginia370,977335,332-10%316,426-15%302,255-19%
R2) Roanoke/New River/Lynchburg779,658786,0951%810,9914%848,0269%
R3) Southside366,042343,061-6%327,103-11%316,041-14%
R4) Greater Richmond1,300,4691,404,3568%1,515,37517%1,649,07427%
R5) Hampton Roads1,773,3381,829,5573%1,884,9706%1,968,59511%
R6) Greater Fredericksburg525,595573,8179%639,99522%715,75236%
R7) Northern Virginia2,526,2312,803,63211%3,123,15324%3,489,41938%
R8) Shenandoah Valley547,000576,6815%618,88213%670,34723%
R9) Greater Charlottesville442,083476,4718%522,47618%576,30130%
Virginia (total)
RegionPopulation Est. 2020Population Est. 2030% Change from 2020Population Est. 2040% Change from 2020Population Est. 2050% Change from 2020
Virginia8,644,7279,129,0026%9,759,37113%10,535,81022%
Clicking on a locality name opens a new window to USAFACTS.org and the population history for that locality.