Most of Virginia is seeing more people move in than move out. It’s Northern Virginia that is driving the state’s overall out-migration.
New data from the Internal Revenue Service show that Northern Virginia is losing the most people, and it seems to be primarily working-age adults, not retirees.
New Census Bureau stats show other big Southern metros gaining population while Virginia’s top two are losing.
Governor Glenn Youngkin has warned that more people are moving out of state than into the state.
Japan’s prime minister has been sounding the alarm. Five counties in Virginia are even older, though, and 15 more are close to it.
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.
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.
A Fairfax County state legislator responds to a previous Cardinal News column about net out-migration from Northern Virginia with possible explanations.
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.
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.