Migration Profile for Virginia, 2007-08

October 9, 2009

This page is a compilation of Census data from the 2008 American Community Survey profiling the demographics of those who left Virginia in 2007 to move to another state in 2008 and vice versa.

Virginia People Moving into Virginia People Moving out of Virginia Net # People Moving into Virginia from 2007 to 2008 Ratio of People Coming to Going
Total 265,253 242,716 22,537 1.09
By Age Group
(Aged 1+)
Under 18 52,776 48,340 4,436 1.09
Aged 18-19 22,345 18,561 3,784 1.20
Aged 20-24 43,280 37,955 5,325 1.14
Aged 25-34 61,312 59,258 2,054 1.03
Aged 35-44 39,297 34,021 5,276 1.16
Aged 45-54 23,367 21,694 1,673 1.08
Aged 55-64 12,141 12,912 -771 0.94
Aged 65+ 10,735 9,975 760 1.08
By Marital Status (Aged 15+ only)
Never Married 97,558 90,062 7,496 1.08
Married 87,901 79,051 8,850 1.11
Divorced 19,299 19,733 -434 0.98
Separated 7,701 6,082 1,619 1.27
Widowed 6,183 5,491 692 1.13
By Educational Attainment
(Aged 15+ Only)
Less than H.S. Diploma 11,266 11,780 -514 0.96
High School Graduate 26,145 22,752 3,393 1.15
Some college or Associates degree 39,432 36,940 2,492 1.07
Bachelor’s Degree 38,501 38,095 406 1.01
Graduate or Professional Degree 31,508 28,293 3,215 1.11
By Individual Income
(Aged 15+ Only)
No Income 20,645 20,543 102 1.00
$1-$9,999 46,148 44,084 2,064 1.05
$10,000-$24,999 51,185 42,421 8,764 1.21
$25,000-$49,999 48,526 46,378 2,148 1.05
$50,000-$74,999 25,434 21,502 3,932 1.18
$75,000+ 26,704 25,491 1,213 1.05
By Poverty Status (Aged 1+)
Below Poverty* 30,484 30,853 -369 0.99
Income is Between 100%-149% of Poverty Level* 14,154 18,204 -4,050 0.78
Income is Greater than 150% of Poverty Level* 182,343 170,082 12,261 1.07

Notes:

* for those whom poverty threshold was calculated by Census

“People moving into Virginia” refers to those people living in Virginia in 2008 but another state in 2007

“People moving out of Virginia” refers to those people living in Virginia in 2007 but another state in 2008

A “Ratio of people coming to going” value of 1.09 means that very every 100 people leaving Virginia for another state, 109 people are moving to Virginia from another state

For those aged 18-19, migration for college purposes (i.e. somebody moving away to go to school) can have a significant impact on the numbers in that category, and this factor should be kept in mind when interpreting the figures.

A significant fraction of people “without a high school diploma” or those earning “no income” or “$1-$9,999” in income are children aged 15-17.

Source for Data: 2008 American Community Survey, Census Bureau


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