U.Va. Demographers Release New Census Data Tables

February 9, 2011 — Continuing their efforts to make 2010 U.S. Census data more accessible and user-friendly, demographers at the University of Virginia's Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service released three new data tables. They show:

•    Population counts for all towns in Virginia (The table released last week included only counties and cities.)
•    Population counts by race for all Virginia localities.
•    Population counts of those of Hispanic origin for all Virginia localities.

The data table on towns reflects the most recent population count, reported in last Thursday's release of the 2010 decennial census. The table also shows the same count, taken 10 years earlier, and both the numeric and percentage change in population from 2000 to 2010.

The data table on race reports for five categories the numeric count and the percentage of the total population in Virginia's counties and cities. Racial categories include: white, African-American, Asian, "other races" and "two or more races."

The data table on people of Hispanic origin, who can be of any race, is reported by county and city and compares 2000 and 2010 total population counts, percentage Hispanic and growth from 2000 to 2010.

These tables and others, as well as the Cooper Center's 2010 Census Data Tip Sheet, are available online. Watch for weekly updates of data highlights from the Cooper Center researchers.

REPORTERS: Qian Cai (pronounced "Chien Tsai") can answer questions and provide comments for your stories. She can be reached at 434-982-5581 or qian.cai@virginia.edu.

— By Rebecca Arrington

Media Contact

Rebecca P. Arrington

Assistant Director of Media Relations Office of University Communications