Virginia: Profile

Government 
Governor:Terry McAuliffe (D)
Treasurer:Manju Ganeriwala (D)
Senators:Mark Warner (D)
Tim Kaine (D)
Entered Union:June 25, 1788
U.S. Representatives:11
Area 
Total Area110,787 km2 / 42,775 mi2
Land Area102,279 km2 / 39,490 mi2
Water Area8,508 km2 / 3,285 mi2
Water Area Percentage7.68 %
Time Zone  
Standard TimeGMT -5
Daylight-Saving TimeGMT -4
Weather 
Record High Temperature110°F / 43°C , Balcony Falls (July 15, 1954)
Record Low Temperature-30°F / -35°C , Mountain Lake (January 22, 1985)
GDP 
Total Gross Domestic Product (USD Billions)$479,809 (2015)
Per Capita Real GDP (USD)$51,480 (2015)
Population 
Population8,382,993 (2015)
Under 19 Population2,105,629 / 25.118% (2015)
65 and older Population1,187,444 / 14.165% (2015)
Male Population4,126,326 / 49.223% (2015)
Female Population4,256,667 / 50.777% (2015)
Non-English Speaker (at home) 424,201 (2013)
Net International Immigration 70,091 (2015)
Birth Rate (per 1,000)103,300 per 1,000 (2014)
Percent of People Under Poverty Level (%)11.8% (2014)
Major Cities 
CityPopulation (2015)
Virginia Beach452,745
Norfolk246,393
Chesapeake235,429
Employment 
Employment 3,927,400 (2016)
Average Weekly Wage (USD)$935 (2016)
Unemployment Rate (%)4% (2016)
Expenditures 
Per Capita State Spending (USD)$5,508 (2014)
Energy Expenditures per Person (USD)$5,508 (2014)
Expenditures of State and Local Government Employee-Retirement Systems (USD Thousands)$5,719 (2015)
Revenue 
Per Capita Personal Income (USD)$52,052 (2015)
State Internal Revenue Collection (USD Thousands)$80,243 (2015)
Cash and Security Holdings by State Government (USD Thousands)$85,491 (2014)
Per Capita State Tax Collection (USD)$2,292 (2014)
Education 
High School Graduation Rate (%)87.9% (2014)
Percent of Population with a Bachelor's Degree (%)35.8% (2014)
Percent of Population with an Advanced Degree (%)15% (2014)
Logistics 
Public Road Length (Miles)74,748 Miles (2015)
Gas Tax Rate (%)22.39% (2016)
Number of Public Airports 64 (2015)
Main Airports 
CodeNameCity
DCARonald Reagan Washington NationalArlington
IADWashington Dulles InternationalDulles
ORFNorfolk InternationalNorfolk
RICRichmond InternationalHighland Springs
ROARoanoke Regional/Woodrum FieldRoanoke
Ports 
Front Royal
Hampton Roads
Hopewell
New River Valley
Newport News
Norfolk
Richmond

Sources:
Air Nav (2009)
American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) (2009)
Bureau of Business and Economic Research (2009)
Bureau of Labor Statistics (2009)
Bureau of Transportation (2008)
Education Portal (2010)
Federal Aviation Administration (2009)
Internal Revenue Service (2009)
National Association of State Budget Officers (2008)
National Climatic Data Center (2009)
National Governors Association (2011)
Tax Foundation (2008)
U.S. Census Bureau (2000, 2007, 2008, 2009)
U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis (2009)
U.S. Energy Information Administration (2008)
U.S. House of Representatives (2011)
United States Senate (2011)

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