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Virginia

Fast Facts: The “Old Dominion State” saw more Civil War battles fought on its soil than any other state. The capital city of Richmond, together with Falls Church, are Virginia’s leading financial centers.

Virginia Careers: The 2008 U.S. Census data estimated Virginia’s population at nearly 8 million, and Virginia was recently crowned the #1 “Best State for Business” by Forbes magazine.

Virginia Career Education: Virginia ranked 12th in a 2009 K-12 “Academic Achievement” study by the U. S. Chamber of Commerce.

Virginia Economy: Traditionally known for tobacco, Virginia is now home to a significant computer technology center along with the U.S. Pentagon.

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25 Largest Cities in the State of Virginia
Virginia Beach
Richmond
Alexandria
Chesapeake
Norfolk
Arlington
Newport News
Woodbridge
Roanoke
Henrico
Fredericksburg
Fairfax
Hampton
Manassas
Falls Church
Charlottesville
Springfield
Portsmouth
Herndon
Midlothian
Lynchburg
Suffolk
Williamsburg
Ashburn
Sterling
Counties in the State of Virginia
Accomack
Albemarle
Alexandria City
Alleghany
Amelia
Amherst
Appomattox
Arlington
Augusta
Bath
Bedford
Bland
Botetourt
Bristol
Brunswick
Buchanan
Buckingham
Buena Vista City
Campbell
Caroline
Carroll
Charles City
Charlotte
Charlottesville City
Chesapeake City
Chesterfield
Clarke
Colonial Heights City
Covington City
Craig
Culpeper
Cumberland
Danville City
Dickenson
Dinwiddie
Essex
Fairfax
Fairfax City
Falls Church City
Fauquier
Floyd
Fluvanna
Franklin
Franklin City
Frederick
Fredericksburg City
Galax City
Giles
Gloucester
Goochland
Grayson
Greene
Greensville
Halifax
Hampton City
Hanover
Harrisonburg City
Henrico
Henry
Highland
Hopewell City
Isle Of Wight
James City
King And Queen
King George
King William
Lancaster
Lee
Lexington City
Loudoun
Louisa
Lunenburg
Lynchburg City
Madison
Manassas City
Manassas Park City
Martinsville City
Mathews
Mecklenburg
Middlesex
Montgomery
Nelson
New Kent
Newport News City
Norfolk City
Northampton
Northumberland
Norton City
Nottoway
Orange
Page
Patrick
Petersburg City
Pittsylvania
Poquoson City
Portsmouth City
Powhatan
Prince Edward
Prince George
Prince William
Pulaski
Radford
Rappahannock
Richmond
Richmond City
Roanoke
Roanoke City
Rockbridge
Rockingham
Russell
Salem
Scott
Shenandoah
Smyth
Southampton
Spotsylvania
Stafford
Staunton City
Suffolk City
Surry
Sussex
Tazewell
Virginia Beach City
Warren
Washington
Waynesboro City
Westmoreland
Williamsburg City
Winchester City
Wise
Wythe
York

Virginia Fast Facts:

Location, Location, Location…:  Located on the Atlantic Coast of the southern United States, Virginia is shaped by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Chesapeake Bay, which are home to much of the state’s wildlife.

Cities:  The capital city is Richmond, which along with Falls Church serve as the most important financial centers in Virginia.

Behind the Name:  Virginia’s nickname is the “Old Dominion” and the “Mother of Presidents.”

A Closer Look:  Virginia was one of the original Thirteen Colonies and joined the Confederacy in the American Civil War, during which the state of West Virginia separated.

Did You Know?  During the Civil War, Virginia saw more battles fought on its soil than any other state. 

Virginia Careers and Employment:

Population:  7,769,089 (9.7% increase since 2000) – 50.9% Female, 49.1% Male (2008 U.S. Census Bureau).

Business Environment:  Ranked 1st in Forbes Magazine’s “Best States for Business,” 2008.

Top Industries:  In terms of paid employees, according to a 2008 U.S. Census Bureau study: (1) retail trade; (2) health care and social assistance; (3) manufacturing; (4) professional, scientific and technical services; and (5) accommodation and food services.

Taxes:  Income Tax, 2.0% to 5.75%% and Sales Tax, 5% (Federation of Tax Administrators).

Cost of Living:  100.6 in relation to the “National Average” of 100 (Federal Cost of Living Index).

Quality of Life:  Ranked 18th of 50 states by CNBC, 2009.

Weather:  Average Temperature (In °F) – Jan: 34.48; Apr: 54.30; July: 75.10; Oct: 55.76 (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration).

K-12:  Ranked 12th of 50 states in “Academic Achievement” by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 2009.

Virginia Economics:

In General:  While tobacco was once the basis of Virginia’s economy, the state has since diversified to include agriculture, manufacturing, mining, and even fishing.

Service Industry:  The community, business and personal services group is the most valuable services industry in Virginia.

Agriculture:  The state’s most valuable current source of agricultural income is livestock and livestock products. Broilers (5-12 week-old chickens) are the state’s most important agricultural product followed by beef cattle.

Manufacturing:  Virginia’s most important processed products are still tobacco-based, followed closely by beverages including soft drinks and beer.

Mining:  Coal is the state’s leading mined product.

Fishing:  Virginia is a leading crab and oyster producing state in the nation.

A Closer Look:  Virginia also boasts businesses for computer programmers, consultants, engineers and researchers generated by the federal government, and AOL, the world’s largest Internet service provider, is based in Virginia.

Did You Know?  The Pentagon, the headquarters of the U.S. Department of Defense, is located in Virginia.

Virginia Education:

Find Colleges and Universities in Virginia, here.

 

Sources:  In addition to specific citations noted in this “Career Information” section, supplementary source materials include:  the U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service; Netstate.com; Education-Portal.com; USCollegeSearch.org; and Wikipedia.com.

 

General Information
7,077,709 Population (as of 2000)2.0 Average Persons Per Household (as of 2000)
7,714,298 Population (current)$106,929 Average House Value (as of 2000)
39,342.2 Square Miles of Land$40,160 Average House Income (as of 2000)
243.5 Square Miles of Water

Business Information
181,964 Number of Businesses (as of 2003)$24,500,393,000 Total First Quarter Payroll (as of 2003)
2,844,156 Number of Employees (as of 2003)$101,724,964,000 Total Annual Payroll (as of 2003)

Gender (as of 2000)
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Ethnicity (as of 2000)
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Median Ages (as of 2000)
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