Virginia

Capital: Richmond
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Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2014
8,317,372
Population 2015 8,367,587
Population 2016 8,411,808
Below Poverty 2014 10.2
Below Poverty 2015 10.9
Below Poverty 2016 11.4
Below Poverty 2017  N/A
Employment - Population Ratio 2014 62.6
Employment - Population Ratio 2015 62.3
Employment - Population Ratio 2016 62.2
Unemployed 2014 5.2
Unemployed 2015 4.5
Unemployed 2016 4.0
Unemployed 2017 (Oct.) 3.7
Foreclosure Rate 2017 (Oct.) 1 of 2,360
STATE FACTS
The first Thanksgiving in North America was held in Virginia in 1619.
George Washington's home, Mount Vernon, is located in Virginia.
Patrick Henry made his "Give me liberty or give me death" speech in St. John's Church in Richmond.