Virginia


Newspapers

2004 Daily 23
Weekly 132
Total 155
2019 Daily 20
Weekly 93
Total 113
27% decrease between 2004 and 2019
Source UNC Database

Newspaper Circulation

2004 Daily 990,000
Weekly 1.5 million
Total 2.4 million
2019 Daily 560,000
Weekly 960,000
Total 1.5 million
38% decrease between 2004 and 2019
Source UNC Database

Population

Total Population
8.5 million
Adult Population
6.6 million
Population Rank
12th out of 50
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Demographics

Median Age
38
Age Rank
25th oldest state of 50
Residents With Bachelor's Degree or Higher
37%
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Economics

Median Income
$66,000 (compared with $55,000 for U.S.)
Poverty Rate
11% (compared with 13% in U.S.)
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Filling the Void

14 online news organizations cover Virginia as well as 12 ethnic media outlets in the form of newspapers, websites, and podcasts, and 21 public broadcasting stations.
Source: UNC Database

National Politics

2020 Presidential Election Results
Biden, 54.4%; Trump, 44.2%
2016 Presidential Election Results
Clinton, 50%; Trump, 44%
Senators
2 Democrats
Representatives
4 Republicans, 7 Democrats
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State Politics

2016 Voter Turnout
67%
State Senators
21 Republicans, 19 Democrats
State Representatives
51 Republicans, 49 Democrats
Gov. Ralph Northam (D) ends his term Jan. 2022
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