Governor Glenn Youngkin has warned that more people are moving out of state than into the state.
Virginia migration trends
Japan is worried because its population is aging. Parts of rural Virginia are even older.
Japan’s prime minister has been sounding the alarm. Five counties in Virginia are even older, though, and 15 more are close to it.
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A drought in births 17 years ago is now catching up with the county. Here’s how an aging population and declining birth rates have played out in the state’s smallest county.
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Some localities are winning in the marketplace — more people are moving in than moving out — but they’re still losing population because deaths outnumber births.
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The fastest-growing part of the state is now the Richmond area. There’s also some evidence that young adults are moving into many rural areas.
Youngkin is worried about people moving out of Virginia. Here’s how big that out-migration is.
Only nine other states are seeing more net out-migration than we are. Numerically, the problem is entirely because of people moving out of Northern Virginia.
Something has changed in Henry County. More people are now moving in than moving out.
The county is still losing population because deaths outnumber births but it’s seen a decided shift in migration patterns.
No, we’re not losing young adults. We have a different demographic problem.
Rural Virginia doesn’t lose an unusual percentage of young adults. The problem is that it doesn’t attract others to replace them the way urban areas do.
How much population growth could Southwest and Southside handle?
Many localities are far smaller than they were at their historic highs.