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Virginia State Census Facts

Virginia Population Facts

Virginia Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009: 11.40%

Total population in Virginia: 7,698,738

Males in Virginia: 3,781,705

Females in Virginia: 3,917,033

Virginia Median age (years): 37.1

Under 5 years in Virginia: 515,420

18 years and over in Virginia: 5,879,113

65 years and over in Virginia: 909,795

One race in Virginia: 7,543,751

White in Virginia: 5,442,609

Black or African American in Virginia: 1,505,001

American Indian and Alaska Native: 21,390

Asian in Virginia: 367,822

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 5,743

Some other race in Virginia: 201,186

Mixed Race Ethnicity in Virginia: 154,987

Hispanic or Latino in Virginia (of any race): 506,843

Living in same house in 1995 and 2000 in Virginia, pct 5 yrs old & over: 52.20%

Foreign born people in Virginia, percent, 2000: 8.10%

Language other than English spoken at home in Virginia, pct age 5+, 2000: 11.10%

Virginia High school graduates, percent of people age 25+, 2000: 81.50%

Virginia Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of people age 25+, 2000: 29.50%

Virginia People with a disability, age 5+, 2000: 1,155,083

Mean travel time to work in Virginia(minutes), workers age 16+, 2000: 27

Virginia Housing units, 2008: 3,306,389

Virginia Homeownership rate, 2000: 68.10%

Virginia Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000: 21.50%

Median value of owner-occupied housing units in Virginia, 2000: $125,400

Households in Virginia, 2000: 2,699,173

Virginia People per household, 2000: 2.54

Median household income in Virginia, 2008: $61,210

Per capita money income in Virginia, 1999: $23,975

Virginia People below poverty level, percent, 2008: 10.20%

Virginia Business Facts

Private nonfarm establishments in Virginia, 2007: 200,503

Private nonfarm employment in Virginia, 2007: 3,196,914

Private nonfarm employment in Virginia, percent change 2000-2007: 10.10%

Nonemployer establishments in Virginia, 2007: 502,175

Total number of businesses in Virginia, 2002: 529,520

Black-owned businesses in Virginia, percent, 2002: 7.80%

American Indian and Alaska Native owned businesses in Virginia, percent, 2002: 0.50%

Asian-owned businesses in Virginia, percent, 2002: 5.80%

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned businesses in Virginia, percent, 2002: 0.10%

Hispanic-owned businesses in Virginia, percent, 2002: 3.60%

Women-owned businesses in Virginia, percent, 2002: 29.70%

Virginia Manufacturers shipments, 2002 ($1000): 83,952,547

Virginia Wholesale trade sales, 2002 ($1000): 69,267,796

Virginia Retail sales, 2002 ($1000): 80,509,062

Virginia Retail sales per capita, 2002: $11,069

Virginia Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000): 10,929,429

Building permits in Virginia, 2008: 27,577

Federal spending in Virginia, 2008: 118,526,703

Virginia Geography Facts

Virginia Land area, 2000 (square miles): 39,594.07

Virginia People per square mile, 2000: 178.8

Virginia Social, Economic, and Housing Characteristics

Virginia Social Characteristics: Estimate

Average household size in Virginia: 2.54

Average family size in Virginia: 3.1

Virginia Population 25 years and over: 5,108,315

Civilian veterans in Virginia (civilian population 18 years and over): 748,370

Foreign born in Virginia: 784,015

Male, Now married, except separated in Virginia (population 15 years and over): 1,621,362

Female, Now married, except separated in Virginia (population 15 years and over): 1,580,579

Speak a language other than English at home in Virginia (population 5 years and over): 951,456

Virginia Household population: 7,449,224

Virginia Economic Characteristics: Estimate

In labor force (population 16 years and over): 4,117,421

Mean travel time to work in minutes in Virginia (workers 16 years and over): 26.8

Median household income in Virginia (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars): 61,044

Median family income in Virginia (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars): 72,733

Virginia Per capita income (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars): 32,224

Virginia Housing Characteristics: Estimate

Total housing units in Virginia: 3,269,872

Occupied housing units in Virginia: 2,931,657

Owner-occupied housing units in Virginia: 2,031,622

Renter-occupied housing units in Virginia: 900,035

Vacant housing units in Virginia: 338,215

Owner-occupied homes: 2,031,622

Median value (dollars): 259,200

With a mortgage in Virginia (dollars): 1,690

Not mortgaged in Virginia (dollars): 376

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In the past, the mid-Atlantic region has served as a thoroughfare for drugs, drug-related proceeds, weapons, and other contraband traveling along the east coast of the United States. Virginia cities situated along Interstate-95 are vulnerable to "spillover" drug distribution from traffickers moving between the two major eastern drug importation hubs of New York City and Miami. Cocaine, crack cocaine, and the violence attendant with the trafficking of these drugs are the most significant drug problem in the state, according to most law enforcement sources. However, clandestine methamphetamine laboratories remain a problem, and Mexican trafficking organizations are making enormous inroads in the cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana distribution markets in nearly every part of the state.

The drug threat in Virginia has created an increased need for quality drug rehabilitation. Selecting a treatment center in Virginia for yourself or someone you care about may be one of the most important decisions you will make in your lifetime. Most of us don't know what to look for in a quality program. Not all treatment centers are the same-they differ greatly in program options, staff qualifications, credentials, cost, and effectiveness. You need to ask appropriate questions when you call a drug abuse treatment center for information and you should expect to receive clear answers. A few key questions include:

  • Does the treatment center offer a variety of drug addiction programs?
  • What does treatment cost?
  • Is the treatment program medically based?
  • What is the degree of family involvement in the recovery program?
  • Does treatment include a quality continuing care program?

2006-2007 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health:

Below is a table with data pertaining to the Selected Drug Use, Perceptions of Great Risk, Average Annual Marijuana Initiates, Past Year Substance Dependence or Abuse, Needing But Not Receiving Treatment, Serious Psychological Distress, and Having at Least One Major Depressive, by Age Group: Estimated Numbers (in Thousands), Annual Averages Based on 2006-2007 NSDUHs

Past Month Illicit Drug Use 513 64 175 274 449
Past Year Marijuana Use 633 82 237 313 550
Past Month Marijuana Use 411 48 147 215 363
Past Month Use of Illicit Drugs Other Than Marijuana 227 29 74 124 197
Past Year Cocaine Use 164 9 64 91 155
Past Year Nonmedical Pain Reliever Use 316 44 101 172 273
Perception of Great Risk of Smoking Marijuana Once a Month 2,309 209 168 1,932 2,100
Average Annual Number of Marijuana Initiates 59 30 26 3 29
Past Month Alcohol Use 3,304 98 520 2,686 3,206
Past Month Binge Alcohol Use 1,413 60 343 1,010 1,353
Perception of Great Risk of Drinking Five or More
    Drinks Once or Twice a Week
2,741 246 257 2,238 2,495
Past Month Alcohol Use (Persons Aged 12 to 20) 262 -- -- -- --
Past Month Binge Alcohol Use (Persons Aged 12 to 20) 179 -- -- -- --
Past Month Tobacco Product Use 1,771 77 357 1,337 1,694
Past Month Cigarette Use 1,506 68 313 1,125 1,438
Perception of Great Risk of Smoking One or More
    Packs of Cigarettes Per Day
4,610 410 557 3,643 4,200
Illicit Drug Dependence 123 15 50 57 107
Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse 173 29 70 74 144
Alcohol Dependence 198 12 58 127 185
Alcohol Dependence or Abuse 457 30 142 285 427
Alcohol or Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse 554 47 179 327 507
Needing But Not Receiving Treatment for Illicit Drug Use 157 26 64 67 131
Needing But Not Receiving Treatment for Alcohol Use 446 29 139 277 416

Virginia Drug Use and Drug-Related Crime

  • During 2006, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) made 539 drug arrests in Virginia.
  • During 2006, there were 32,000 total drug arrests in Virginia. There were 29,746 drug arrests in the state in 2005.
  • According to 2004-2005 data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), approximately 411,000 (7%) of Virginia citizens (ages 12 or older) reported past month use of an illicit drug.
  • Approximately 2.5 million (40.47%) Virginia citizens reported that using marijuana occasionally (once a month) was a “great risk”.
  • Additional 2004-2005 NSDUH results indicate that 168,000 (2.76%) Virginia citizens reported illicit drug dependence or abuse within the past year. Approximately 115,000 (1.89%) reported past year illicit drug dependence.
  • During 2005, authorities reported that there were 19 children affected by methamphetamine laboratories in Virginia.
  • During 2006, there were 35,197 admissions to drug/alcohol treatment in Virginia. This is a decrease from the 36,878 admissions during 2005. In 2004, there were 57,435 admissions to drug/alcohol treatment in the state.
  • According to 2004-2005 NSDUH data, approximately 136,000 (2.24%) Virginia citizens reported needing but not receiving treatment for illicit drug use within the past year.
  • In the state of Virginia it is estimated that there will be around 35,302 DUI's, and 420 deaths due to intoxicated driving this year. Statistics also show that there will be 2,140 deaths related to alcohol abuse, 10,967 tobacco related deaths, and 428 deaths due to illicit drug use.
  • It is believed that there are around 368,830 marijuana users, 60,439 cocaine addicts, and 3,424 heroin addicts living in Virginia. It is also estimated that there are 161,517 people abusing prescription drugs, 15,408 people that use inhalants, and 27,430 people who use hallucinogens.
  • In Virginia, there will be around 46,560 people arrested this year for drug related charges.
  • Cocaine:
    • Cocaine in both powder and crack forms is prevalent throughout the state of Virginia, in both wholesale and retail quantities. Considerable levels of violence continue to be associated with the crack cocaine trade in urban areas. Colombian and Dominican drug trafficking organizations in New York City supply some of the cocaine available in Virginia, but many local traffickers are increasingly reliant on Mexican sources of supply in the southwestern U.S., North Carolina, and Georgia. During 2008, occasional reduced cocaine availability and higher prices indicated that there was a sporadic shortage of cocaine in the Richmond area.
  • Heroin:
    • The Richmond and Tidewater areas of Virginia both boast a consistent, long-term heroin abuse population. Portsmouth, in particular, has become known as a heroin source for the Tidewater region. Pockets of heroin distribution are present in other areas of the state as well, but the problem is less pronounced. Most of the heroin encountered in Virginia tends to be of higher purity than is found in neighboring states. In the Norfolk area, heroin is packaged primarily in gelatin capsules, while it is packaged in small, colored or marked Ziploc baggies in other parts of the state.
  • Methamphetamine:
    • Localized clandestine manufacture of methamphetamine, which was increasing in Virginia, has decreased, due to the passage of state and Federal laws regulating precursors. Most lab activity is still centered on the far southwestern corner of the state bordering West Virginia, North Carolina, and Kentucky. The Shenandoah Valley region contains the highest percentage of methamphetamine abusers in the state, and is supplied by Mexican drug trafficking organizations; the high volume of Mexican immigrants in the area has allowed expansion of existing Mexican drug-trafficking networks.
  • Club Drugs:
    • Of the club drugs widely abused and available within Virginia, MDMA is by far the easiest to obtain and most in demand. GHB and Ketamine are also widely available but unlike MDMA, tend to remain within the nightclub/rave community. Other hallucinogenic and stimulant drugs, such as the piperazines, psilocybin mushrooms, LSD, and PCP are also available, with their abuse tending to exhibit cyclical patterns or be limited to particular venues and/or events.
  • Marijuana:
    • Marijuana is the most widely abused drug in the state of Virginia. Most of the marijuana available in the state is commercial grade product, imported from Mexico and transported through the southwestern U.S. High-grade marijuana, often imported from Canada, is also available in Virginia. Outdoor marijuana cultivation flourishes during the spring and summer, and indoor grows are increasingly common.
  • Pharmaceuticals and Other Drugs:
    • Current investigations indicate that diversion of OxyContin® (both brand name and generic), Percocet®, and Dilaudid® continues to be a problem in Virginia. Primary methods of diversion being reported are illegal sale and distribution by health care professionals and workers, “doctor shopping” (going to a number of doctors to obtain prescriptions for a controlled pharmaceutical), employee theft, and the Internet. Hydromorphone, methadone, and benzodiazepines were also identified as being among the most commonly abused and diverted pharmaceuticals in Virginia.

The Commonwealth of Virginia is a U.S. state on the Atlantic Coast of the Southern United States. Virginia is nicknamed the "Old Dominion" and sometimes the "Mother of Presidents" because it is the birthplace of eight U.S. presidents. The geography and climate of the state are shaped by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Chesapeake Bay, which are home too much of its flora and fauna. The capital of the Commonwealth is Richmond; Virginia Beach is the most populous city and Fairfax County the most populous political subdivision. The state population is nearly eight million.

Virginia's Demographics

  • Population (2006 American Community Survey): 7,642,8841
  • Race/ethnicity (2006 American Community Survey): 70.8% white; 19.6% black/African American; 0.2% American Indian/Alaska Native; 4.8% Asian; 0.1% Native Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander; 2.6% other race; 1.9% two or more races; 6.2% Hispanic/Latino (of any race)