A new measure of poverty finds that Northern Virginia’s poverty rate is much greater, and other regions in the state are much lower than previously reported.
Hours after President Obama survived a bitter re-election battle, UVA Today asked several U.Va. faculty experts for their reactions.
Replacing large numbers of faculty in coming years will be expensive, but gives U.Va. a chance to control its instructional destiny, Provost John Simon told the Board of Visitors on Friday.
March 4, 2011 — Research on population change and racial and ethnic population patterns in Virginia has earned one University of Virginia researcher a new role.
Dustin Cable, a policy associate in the Demographics & Workforce group of U.Va.'s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, will serve as an adviser to Virginia's Independent Bipartisan Redistricting Commission, appointed by Gov. Robert F. McDonnell in January.
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March 30, 2010 – Demographers at the University of Virginia's Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service have identified more than 6,000 new addresses of Virginia residents to be included in this year's decennial federal census.
The U.Va. demographers, working through U.S. Census Bureau-sponsored programs, have improved Census Bureau address lists for the commonwealth, paying special attention to new housing addresses and group quarters addresses for dormitories, nursing homes, prisons and jails.
August 14, 2008 — Virginia’s Department of Corrections will have access to an adequate supply of correctional officer candidates in five case-study locations, according to a report completed in July by demographics and workforce professionals at the University of Virginia's Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service.
August 15, 2006 — Virginia’s school-age population grew by 125,000 between 2000 and 2005, while the elderly population increased by 77,000, according to a new study released by the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center.
Compiled by the center’s Demographics and Workforce Section, this first-ever study of population figures – which focuses on gender as well as age – shows that the school-age and elderly groups account for more than 40 percent of the state’s total population growth.
April 10, 2006 — Cities are making a comeback while many suburbs are in decline according to a recent study by University of Virginia planning professors William H. Lucy and David L. Phillips. The two researchers found that the increases in per capita income and median owner-occupied housing values in 22 cities in large metropolitan areas relative to their suburbs shows improvement on their performance in the 1990s.