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Virginia (Balance) - Rural West

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Virginia (Balance) - Rural West is forecast to grow from 1,726 in 2016 to 3,313 in 2036, with the average household size falling from 2.56 to 2.57 by 2036.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Virginia (Balance) - Rural West. The period 2016 to 2026, as the short to medium term, is likely to be the most accurate and useful forecast information for immediate planning purposes.

It is important to look at the relationship between population and average household size. If the average household size is falling, then there will need to be growth in the number of households (and dwellings for them to live in) to maintain or grow the population.

Forecast population, households and dwellings
Virginia (Balance) - Rural WestForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population4,2695,2956,0336,7998,215
Change in population (5yrs)--1,0267387661,416
Average annual change--4.40%2.64%2.42%3.86%
Households1,6692,0802,3662,6713,196
Average household size2.562.552.552.552.57
Population in non private dwellings00000
Dwellings1,7262,1542,4532,7683,313
Dwelling occupancy rate96.7096.5696.4596.5096.47
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (informed decisions), December 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Virginia (Balance) - Rural West was estimated to be 4,269 people. It is expected to increase by over 2,530 people to 6,799 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 4.76%. This is based on an increase of over 1,002 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.56 to 2.55 by 2026.

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