The Virginia Newsletter
Following Virginia Politics for over 50 years
Virginia’s population grows through both births and migration. Migration may involve people moving across states as well as people moving from other countries. Until 1970, only 1 in 100 Virginians was born outside of the United States; by 2012, 1 in every 9 Virginians is foreign-born.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides monthly subsidies specifically for the purchase of food. In this report, we summarize facts about this program, provide a quick look at 2012 SNAP participation in Virginia, and review ways in which the program is changing.
In this data brief, we provide a quick look at age-specific migration between 2000 and 2010 for Virginia and its diverse regions to address the question: how do migration patterns affect population aging, especially in rural communities?