This study describes the types of alternative financial services available in Virginia and uses data from multiple sources to examine the characteristics of households using these services, the reasons for their use, and the geographic distribution of financial services throughout the state.

9 years 10 months ago

On May 26, the U.S. Census Bureau released the latest 2010 Census data in the form of national and state demographic profiles.  This publication shows the Virginia-level data.

9 years 10 months ago
Since enacted by Congress in 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, popularly known as health care reform, has been the subject of both celebration and condemnation.
9 years 10 months ago

In Virginia, Asians are an increasingly important part of the population. As of the last census on April 1, 2010, over 400,000 Asians were living in Virginia, representing 5.5 percent of the population. This report identifies where Asians live, who is Asian and other characteristics, such as age, education and income.

9 years 10 months ago

This report on Virginia’s Hispanic residents explores demographic characteristics; citizenship and immigration; family and personal life; education and language; employment and economic well-being; and geographic location.

9 years 11 months ago
Even though most people consider the Chesapeake Bay to be a national treasure, this widespread agreement and much hard effort haven’t been enough to improve the health of the ailing bay over the last quarter century. A whole new approach to managing its ecosystem will be needed to bring about real improvement as the region’s population continues to grow, the author argues.
10 years ago
The gasoline tax, long the backbone of Virginia's highway funding, could become less and less productive with more fuel-efficient vehicles on the road. New and fair ways to spread the cost will have to be found, according to auto expert, George Hoffer. The author examines the pros and cons of a widely studied alternative to the current motor fuels user tax--a vehicle-miles-traveled (VMT) tax.
10 years 2 months ago

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