The U.S. Census Bureau released its population estimates from April 2015 - July 2015 for much of Virginia, including many of our local cities and counties.
Williamsburg shows to be the fastest-growing community in Hampton Roads, according to the Census estimates, with an estimated 10.1% increase in residents to 15,052. The state's average growth rate is 4.8%.
James City County grew by 5,746 people between 2010 and 2015, according to Census data, which is up 8.5% from James City County's official 2010 census.
Hampton lost 1,056 residents between 2010 and 2015, while Poquoson lost 98 and Matthews lost 114.
Newport News, which is the largest city on the Peninsula, continues to grow and added 1,474 residents between 2010 and 2015. York County grew by 2,646 and Gloucester by 285.
Virginia added added more than 381,000 people to its state between 2010 and 2015 - bringing the overall population estimate to around 8.3 million, which makes it the 12th largest state in the union.
(Source: Virginia Gazette article, April 2, 2016)
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