Virginia

Capital: Richmond
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Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2012
8,193,422
Population 2013 8,270,345
Population 2014 8,326,289
Below Poverty 2011 11.4
Below Poverty 2012 10.6
Below Poverty 2013 10.4
Below Poverty 2014  N/A
Employment - Population Ratio 2012 62.6
Employment - Population Ratio 2013 62.5
Employment - Population Ratio 2014 62.2
Unemployed 2011 6.5
Unemployed 2012 5.8
Unemployed 2013 5.7
Unemployed 2014 5.2
Foreclosure Rate 2014 1 of 2,197
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.