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Cities & States

Virginia Beach
Population: 442,151
 
Norfolk
Population: 244,090
 
Chesapeake
Population: 225,597
 
Arlington
Population: 214,861
 
Richmond
Population: 207,878
 
Newport News
Population: 181,025
 
Alexandria
Population: 143,684
 
Hampton
Population: 136,957
 
Roanoke
Population: 97,355
 
Portsmouth
Population: 95,901
 

Fairfax County
Population: 1,101,071
 
Virginia Beach
Population: 442,151
 
Prince William County
Population: 416,668
 
Loudoun County
Population: 326,477
 
Chesterfield County
Population: 320,430
 
Henrico County
Population: 311,314
 
Norfolk
Population: 244,090
 
Chesapeake
Population: 225,597
 
Arlington County
Population: 214,861
 
Richmond
Population: 207,878
 

Virginia

Virginia Employment Profile

A Mid-Atlantic state with a rich history, Virginia is in the middle of significant demographic changes. The D.C. metro area continues to expand into northern Virginia, as indicated by the fact that Virginia has been the top state for U.S. Department of Defense contracts since 2009. Virginia has a highly educated workforce that is attractive to high-growth industries, including healthcare, biosciences, cyber security and energy. Although federal spending has a large impact on Virginia’s overall economic health, a strong foundation in agriculture and forestry, as well as a strong infrastructure, put it in a good position for the years to come. (Source: Virginia Secretary of Office and Trade and the Virginia Economic Development Partnership)

Based on 2013 statistics, the government sector employs the greatest percentage of workers in the state, followed by professional and technical services; retail trade; health care and social assistance; and accommodation and food services, respectively.

The largest employers in the state (as of December 2013) include the U.S. Department of Defense, Wal-Mart, Fairfax County Public Schools, Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc., Sentara Healthcare, Food Lion, U.S. Postal Service, County of Fairfax, HCA Virginia Health System and U.S. Department of Homeland Defense. (Source: Merritt Research Services, LLC)

Total Population (2000, 2010, 2013*)


Based on 2000, 2010 and 2013* U.S. Census data
12.62% increase since 2000 census.
(* 2009-2013’ ACS 5-Year Estimates)

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