Recent Articles by

Meredith Gunter

May 09, 2016
The Cooper Center’s newest population projections for the nation and individual states show slow-but-steady growth, with the highest increase in the number of residents over 65. Lower birth rates and decreased immigration will contribute to this trend.
January 27, 2015
The vast majority of the growth occurred in Northern Virginia, while the rest of the commonwealth appeared apprehensive about “having babies, buying houses or making big moves.”
July 23, 2014
Among U.S. hourly workers, who comprise 56 percent of the workforce, almost a third earn less than the $10.10 rate President Obama proposed as the federal minimum wage in his 2014 State of the Union address.
March 04, 2014
U.Va. researchers find foreign-born Virginians making an impact.
January 21, 2014
U.Va. researchers find that most Virginia households that receive food stamps have at least one person who is employed.
November 25, 2013
U.Va. researchers studying migration patterns in Virginia turn up surprising trend – many rural areas are attracting retirees moving into their communities.
August 20, 2013
An innovative new tool, in which each person in the U.S. is a single dot, shows national population concentrations and density, concentrations by race and ethnicity, and the extent of segregation and integration by neighborhood.
July 23, 2013
The nation’s population will continue to get larger, older and more diverse, but not all states will feel the trends evenly, according to research findings by U.Va. demographers.
May 22, 2013
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.
January 24, 2013
Population growth in Virginia outpaced the nation, and was faster in its cities, according to official population estimates developed by demographers from U.Va.’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service.