Virginia

Capital: Richmond
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Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2018
8,517,685
Population 2017 8,465,207
Population 2016 8,410,946
Below Poverty 2017 10.6
Below Poverty 2016 11.0
Below Poverty 2015 11.2
Employment - Population Ratio 2018
63.2
Employment - Population Ratio 2017 62.9
Employment - Population Ratio 2016 62.1
Unemployed 2018 3.0
Unemployed 2017 3.7
Unemployed 2016 4.1
Foreclosure Rate 2018 1 of 2,613
STATE FACTS
Jamestown was the first English settlement in the U.S. It was also the first capital of Virginia.
Six Presidents' wives were born in Virginia: Martha Washington, Martha Jefferson, Rachel Jackson, Letitia Tyler, Ellen Arthur, Edith Wilson.
The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg is the second oldest in the United States, it was founded in 1693.