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Commonwealth of Virginia Population

1790 - 691,737
1800 - 807,557
1810 - 877,683
1820 - 938-261
1830 - 1,044,054
1840 - 1,025,227
1850 - 1,119,348
1860 - 1,219,630
1870 - 1,225,163
1880 - 1,512,585
1890 - 1,655,980
1900 - 1,854,184
1910 - 2,061,612
1920 - 2,309,187
1930 - 2,421,851
1940 - 2,677,773
1950 - 3,318,680
1960 - 3,966,949
1970 - 4,648,494
1980 - 5,346,818
1990 - 6,187,358
1995 - 6,580,000
2000 - 7,078,515
2005 - 7,567,465 (estimate)

Some of the most populous cities in Virginia are: Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Richmond, Arlington, Newport News, Chesapeake, Portsmouth and Roanoke

Population Density:
2000 - 178.8 persons per square mile

Median household income for Virginia:
1997 - $40,209
2003 - $50,028

Per Capita Income for Virginia:
1992 - $21,370
1993 - $22,296
1994 - $23,174
1995 - $24,284
1996 - $25.255
1997 - $26,109
1999 - $23,975

Geography and more

Virginia has three basic types of areas - 1 - the Atlantic Coastal Plain or Tidewater, 2 - the Piedmont Plateau and 3 - the Appalachian chain.

Highest peak: Mt. Rogers at 5,729 feet above sea level
Lowest point: Sea Level
Mean Elevation: 950 feet above sea level

The major rivers in Virginia are the Potomac, the Rappahannock, the York and the James.

Especially significant landforms are the Natural Bridge and Luray Caverns.
The Natural Bridge is about 45 miles south of Staunton

Size:
Total area - 42,793 square miles
Total land area - 39,594 square miles

Width - 440 miles east to west
Length - 200 miles north to south

Latitude - 36°31'N to 39°37'N
Longitude -75°13'W to 83°37'W

 

Climate and Weather:

Virginia has a coastal climate with higher humidity and moderate weather.

The record high temperature for Virginia was 110 degrees F. on 5 July 1954 at Columbia. The Record low was a very chilly -29 degrees F. at Monterey on 10 February 1899.

Average temperatures are better! The average summer temperature is about 75 degrees F. while the average winter temperature is around 36 degrees F.

Average precipitation is 43 inches.

Location:

Virginia is the fourth largest of the South Atlantic States and 36th overall among the 50 states.

Neighboring areas:
North: West Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia
East: Chesapeake Bay, Atlantic Ocean
South: North Carolina, Tennessee
West: Kentucky, West Virginia

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Government & Related Agencies

Official Commonwealth of Virgina page

Virginia Association of Counties
1001 E. Broad St., Suite LL 20
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 788-6652

There are 95 counties in the Commonwealth of Virginia

The Virginia Economic Partnership for more Virginia information

Government Links page for Virginia
Great links page for all levels of government in Virginia

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Attractions, Tourism and Relocation

Virginia crops at the Virginia Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Virginia's trees and forests at the Virginia Department of Forestry

Virginia Attractions

The Wildlife Center of Virginia

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This page was created on 6 September 2001

This page was last updated 22 September 2006 at 2:16 pm

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