Millennials, one of six living generations today, are the largest generational cohort in American history. Typically characterized as those born between 1980 and 1997, millennials reached an important milestone by the end of 2015: for the first time, all 80 million were of voting age. By every measure they stand to have an enormous impact on the nation.

This report explains why formal techniques may be insufficient for understanding poverty in Virginia college towns and offers an alternative method for measuring the level of need among the non-student population in these localities.

Hampton Roads, where sea level rise and recurrent flooding increasingly threaten to disrupt economic vitality and daily activities, is planning actions to adapt to these threats, according to this article by Joshua G. Behr, Rafael Diaz and Molly Mitchell, experts on tidal and other flooding issues.

Felons and the Right to Vote in Virginia: a Historical Overview by Helen A. Gibson, Jan 2015

Community Colleges and the 'Completion Agenda' by John R. Donnelly, July 2015

The 5.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Virginia in 2011 was a wake-up call. Originating deep under Louisa County, the quake was felt as far north as Canada and caused significant structural damage around the state. Today, earthquakes pose an even greater risk as the population density and development continue to increase.

 While steady and significant progress has been made in cancer diagnostic techniques, treatment, and survival, the impact of cancer on the lives of individuals and their families—and on the Commonwealth—is notable. View our data, methodology and interactive maps.

This report describes demographic changes that have taken place in U.S. metropolitan areas since 1990 by looking at the spatial distribution of residents by income, education, age, etc. relative to the center of the city.

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