New population estimates for Virginia were released Tuesday by the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, and they show that in the last three years, while Virginia’s population rose 3.2 percent, Northern Virginia’s population nearly doubled that: a 6.1 percent increase as of July 1, 2013. Loudoun County grew more than any county in the commonwealth since 2010, by 11.4 percent, and Arlington County had the second-most growth, 9.4 percent. Loudoun is now the third largest county by population in Virginia, passing Chesterfield County. Fairfax is first, Prince William second and Arlington sixth.
Among cities, Fredericksburg had the most growth in the last three years, 15.1 percent, but Alexandria and Falls Church were second with 8 percent population rises, and Manassas City was next at 7.6 percent. The statewide stats are here. Here are the State of NoVa’s latest stats, showing we added nearly 137,000 people in the last three years, taking the state over 2.3 million:
|County/City||2010 Census||2013 Estimate||Numeric Change||% Change|
|Falls Church City||12,332||13,315||983||8%|
|Manassas Park City||14,273||15,174||901||6.3%|